Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2017-07-17

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) checked AIS, angling, boating, and commercial minnow activity during the week.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) reports a weekly radio interview was done with KLOH Radio in Pipestone. Normal summer activity continues to be worked with boating, personal watercraft, fishing, and ATV the main enforcement focuses. A WMA land dedication event was attended in honor of a 91 year old Marshall resident who was one of the original 12 area game managers hired by the MN Dept. of Conservation in the late 1940?s, now known as MN DNR. Enforcement division training was attended at Camp Ripley.

CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week checking anglers, working boating safety, and enforcing invasive species laws. Firearm armorer training was attended. Some small lakes have begun producing decent bites.

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) patrolled area lakes for boating and angling activity. Enforcement action was taken for littering and assistance was given at an injury motorcycle accident.

CO Andrew Dirks (Redwood Falls) focused time working boating, angling, and ATV enforcement throughout the week. Time was also spent at Camp Ripley attending training for background investigators.

CO Luke Gutzwiller (Madison) spent time completing background investigation training at Camp Ripley. A complaint of a person removing vegetation on a WMA was fielded. Enforcement action was taken. Officer Gutzwiller responded and assisted with an accident involving injuries in Lac qui Parle County.

CO Arnaud Kpachavi (Benson) worked primarily angling and boat and water activity. The officer reports seeing smaller numbers of people out on area lakes and rivers and anglers reported a slower bite. Enforcement action was taken for fishing license violations, allow illegal juvenile operation of an ATV, and fail to display ATV registration.

Lake Benton vacant.

Worthington vacant.