Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2017-12-11

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, investigated baiting complaints, and wrapped up a court case. Ice conditions continue to vary greatly on the area lakes.

CO Sarah Grell (Grand Rapids) checked hunting activity this past week. She worked on big game cases from firearms deer season and did an interview with the radio station.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) worked big game, trapping, angling, and ATV enforcement. Work was completed on ongoing big game and trapping investigations. Ice anglers continue to report steady success on area lakes. Enforcement action was taken for over-limits of crappies, illegal length walleye, no angling license in possession, and failure to display valid ATV registration.

CO Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked follow-up from rifle deer season with enforcement action taken for illegally transporting a big game animal, failing to tag a big game animal, and failing to validate a deer tag. CO Sutherland also took action on anglers fishing without a license.

Pengilly vacant.