District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2014-11-25

CO Doug Lage (Marshall) conducted his weekly radio show on KLOH radio. Warm conditions have helped the pheasant hunters and pheasants. Several calls of injured deer have been received. Deer injured during the slug season are being found by pheasant hunters.

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) reports that ice fishermen are finding from 4-6 inches of ice on area lakes. Late season pheasant hunters are finding pheasants in large groups with the snow pack. CO Picht continues to work on deer hunting related investigations and LqP Refuge violations.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) spent most of the week conducting follow up investigations from the firearms deer season. Calls were received from landowners finding dead deer on their property that had been shot by slug hunters. Nice weather over the weekend brought out pheasant and archery deer hunters. A few ice fishermen are venturing out onto area lakes with ice thickness reports varying. Extreme caution needs to be used. Ice thickness seems to be ranging from 3-7 inches but lakes with less are also being reported. Please visit the DNR website for information on ice safety.

WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) assisted Eco/Waters with follow-up on AIS complaints with K-9 Reggie. Checks were completed on boat lifts and docks in Becker and Hubbard Counties. Officer Hanson also assisted Eco/Waters with groundwater and compliance hydro interviews in New Ulm. Follow-up was completed on WCA and PW cases.

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) followed-up on cases from the firearms deer season. Ice fishing activity has started on local waters. Please use caution when venturing out, as ice conditions can vary from lake to lake. Late season pheasant hunting activity was also monitored.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.

Worthington - vacant.