Court convicts GF man on hunting, driving charges
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
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,
Noack's hunting privileges were under suspension at the time for an
unrelated big game violation that occurred during the 2005 firearms deer
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