District 16 - New Ulm area
Last updated: 2014-09-16
CO Jeff Denz (Willmar) followed up on trespass complaints. He also checked anglers and archery hunters. Denz also followed up on illegal burning in addition to conducting commercial inspections.
CO Jen Mueller (Hutchinson) took a report of dogs chasing deer near the Winthrop area. She checked goose hunters during the week and young duck hunters during the youth duck hunt. Missing required stamps and plugs where found with some of the hunters. A minnow trapper was checked, and a report of trespassing and road hunting was investigated.
CO Brett Oberg (Hutchinson) worked a near perfect archery and small game opener in southern Minnesota. Bow hunters checked had not harvested any deer but several reported seeing deer on stand. A few youth waterfowl hunters were also out enjoying the special waterfowl hunt. Oberg also checked goose hunters that continue having success around Hutchinson. Oberg also spoke at the Gopher Campfire FAS class this week.
CO Thor Nelson (New Ulm) received questions regarding trespassing and goose hunting. He had many contacts with youth waterfowl hunters. Most youth experienced some success but limits were few and far between. Few archery deer and small game hunters were encountered. Nelson worked primarily waterfowl, small game, archery deer, sport fishing and ATV activities.
CO Mike Gruhlke (Jackson) worked archery deer, small game, angling, ATV, dove hunting and early goose hunting. Gruhlke attended the local DU annual banquet.
CO Eric Schettler (Fairmont) worked watercraft and angling activity. Youth waterfowl day kicked off with very little participation in the area. Fall goose hunters are still searching. Bow hunting activity was moderate.
Litchfield - vacant.
Willmar #1 - vacant.
Windom - vacant.