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ND - Court convicts man on hunting, driving charges

Court convicts GF man on hunting, driving charges

Brad Dokken
Grand Forks Herald
Published Saturday, May 17, 2008

A jury in Traill County has found a Grand Forks man guilty on three charges incurred during the opening weekend of North Dakota's 2006 firearms deer season.

Ian Noack was convicted Thursday in Hillsboro, N.D., of driving under suspension, hunting under suspension and posting land he didn't rent or own. Judge Douglas R. Herman set a sentencing date of June 25, court records show.

According to Gary Rankin, district game warden for the state Game and Fish Department in Larimore, N.D., an undercover officer who tailed Noack from Grand Forks on Nov. 10, 2006, watched him post a quarter-section of land he didn't own or farm southwest of Portland, N.D.

Noack's hunting privileges were under suspension at the time for an unrelated big game violation that occurred during the 2005 firearms deer season.

The next day, Rankin said, wardens encountered Noack and a group of hunters on the property, and a warden pilot took aerial photos of Noack making a deer drive with the group. Meantime, an adjacent landowner later contacted Rankin to say he'd had a confrontation with the hunters on the land Noack had posted.

The actual landowner had given Noack permission to hunt the land but not to post it and later asked Rankin to remove the signs.

Noack has a history of hunting violations, court records show, including failure to tag deer, illegally possessing big game, hunting near an occupied building and hunting without a valid license.

Most recently, Rankin in January charged Noack with unlawfully taking a big game animal on the last day of North Dakota's firearms deer season. A jury trial has been set for July 31 in Traill County, court records show.  

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