District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2015-10-06

CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week working archery deer and waterfowl hunters. Fewer duck hunters were afield and much fewer ducks were seen in the area. Soybean harvest is virtually complete. Corn waits and moisture is predicted before Pheasant Opener. Antlerless deer licensing questions continue to dominate conversations. Firearms Safety was taught in Lake Wilson. Enforcement action was taken for fishing license violations and waterfowl license and stamp violations.

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) investigated several complaints of duck hunters hunting until sunset. A trespassing complaint south of Montevideo is under investigation. Remember to always have permission when hunting private lands. A law and ethics talk was given to the Montevideo firearms safety class.

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) checked AIS, angling, archery deer hunting and waterfowl hunting activity during the week. Waterfowl hunters are reminded to check the regulations book, regarding the split seasons in the central & south zones. A Firearms Safety class was attended in Benson. Big game violations were encountered.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) worked waterfowl, archery deer, fishing, boating, and ATV enforcement. Saturday was the start of the fall turkey season which added another group of hunters to the woods. Duck hunting success dropped from opening weekend as the local ducks have started to wise up. A few smaller flocks of divers are beginning to move into the area. Waterfowl hunters are reminded that the season is closed in the south zone from Oct. 5 through Oct. 14. Season will open back up again MEA Weekend October 15. An aeration system permittee training session was attended in New Ulm.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.

Worthington - vacant.