District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2014-10-29

WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) attended an AIS conference in Duluth. Hunters and fishermen were checked in empty stations. WCA and Public Waters violations continue to be monitored.

CO Doug Lage (Marshall) did his weekly radio show on KLOH. A moose has been spotted in the area, the officer requests that the public remain a safe distance from it and not to chase the animal. Enforcement was taken for ATV registration violations. Hunters are reminded that they are required to have their license in possession while hunting. In spite of the warm temperatures, waterfowl hunters continue to have success.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) assisted with a joint investigation in Lac Qui Parle County. Pheasant, turkey, waterfowl and archery deer hunters were also checked throughout the week. Enforcement action was taken for illegal ATV operation on WMAs along the Minnesota River near Redwood Falls. ATV operators are reminded that WMAs are closed to ATV use. With some of the furbearer seasons underway, trappers are reminded that there are water restrictions until the start of the mink and muskrat season.

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) checked angling, archery deer, pheasant, and waterfowl hunting activity during the week. Corn harvest is in full swing within the Ortonville station. Reports of shining during prohibited hours were taken. Hunters are reminded to review the rules regarding the use of artificial lights. Burning violations were encountered.

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) is conducting several big game investigations. Anyone with information regarding the illegal take of big game animals is asked to call the Turn in Poachers hotline with information. You can remain anonymous.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.

Worthington - vacant.