District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2014-09-09

CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week working dove and early goose seasons. A fish kill apparently resulting from overflow of manure from a hog confinement in Murray County was reported and is being investigated.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) working fishing, boating, ATV, waterfowl and dove hunting enforcement. Goose hunters that did some scouting had some success on the opener. An illegal goose hunting incident is under investigation. An online firearms safety field day was put on near Tracy with about 40 students participating. Again this year, there were students attending from all over the southern half of the state.

CO Gary Nordseth (Worthington) checked numerous anglers and dove hunters throughout the week. Enforcement action was taken for littering and angling with extra lines. Several out-of-state minnow transport permits were also issued.

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) and a COC Chelsea checked anglers, dove hunters, and early goose hunters. Violations detected included over limit of catfish, no license, and unplugged shot guns. Assistance was given to the local authorities after an ultra-light airplane crashed in a bean field.

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) checked angling, boating and OHV activity during the week. Dove and goose hunting activity were also monitored. Several reports of anglers taking over-limits of crappies were taken. Angling and boating violations were encountered.

CO Doug Lage (Marshall) completed his weekly radio show on KLOH radio and attended a retirement gathering for Lt. Mikle. Boating was the enforcement focus last week. Dove hunters are having success on area fields.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.