Waterville Area Fisheries


Waterville Area Conservation Officer Contacts

Check out the Conservation Officer Locator


For Rice County, contact Lucas Belgard (507-323-8288)


For Steele and Dodge counties and the eastern half of Freeborn county, contact Chad Davis (507-835-0909)


For Mower county, contact Steven Chihak (507-346-9933)


For the eastern half of Le Sueur county, Waseca county, and the western half of Freeborn county, contact Brent Ihnen (507-234-6830)


For the western half of Le Sueur county and the eastern half of Blue Earth county, contact Chris Howe (507-385-1686)


For the western half of Blue Earth county and Faribault county, contact Corey Wiebusch (507-931-5344)


Turn in Poachers (TIP)

Turn In Poachers, TIP Inc., is a private, non-profit organization of conservationists concerned about poaching problems. TIP Inc., provides all reward monies for the program. The division cooperates with the TIP program, which was instigated to encourage the public to report natural resource violations. The information and the person reporting can be kept confidential. Persons reporting violations are asked to obtain as much information from observation as possible, and to report all violations as soon as possible. If an arrest is initiated, the person reporting the violation may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000, depending upon the seriousness of the crime. The reward amount will be determined by an impartial panel. Since its inception in 1981, this program has been a deterrent to the senseless waste of wildlife and is extremely beneficial to the DNR Enforcement Division.


Cell Phone customers can report natural resources violations 24 hours a day by keying #TIP or 1-800-652-9093, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Report non-time sensitive tips online.