District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2018-03-20

CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers, documented fish houses that might not make the removal deadline, helped with removing a vehicle that partially went through the ice, and assisted the sheriff?s office with an attempted felony warrant pickup.

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked snowmobile and ATV activity, as well as fishing and small game enforcement. He also answered miscellaneous wildlife-related calls. Hansen checked lakes and patrolled snowmobile trails. Violations for ATV equipment and operation were encountered.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked late-season ice anglers and found the success rate to be on the rise. Anglers should use caution when venturing out. The main ice sheets on the lakes are still well over 2 feet thick, but recent warmth has opened up some springs and holes around the lakes. Sutherland also worked the Wall of Shame at the Grand Rapids Area Home and Sport Show.

Hill City vacant.