District 16 - New Ulm area

Last updated: 2015-07-14

CO Jeff Denz (Willmar) followed up on aquatic vegetation violations. He also checked anglers, boaters, and ATV activity.

CO Nicholas Klehr (Litchfield) spent most of the week working boating safety and fishing enforcement. Anglers were having some luck but no limits were observed. People that enjoy the use of paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks were reminded with enforcement action that they need to have life jackets with them when they are out on the water. Litchfield ?Watercade? was happening over the weekend with fireworks and a fishing tournament along with many other activities. AIS enforcement was worked for the fishing tournament. Fory boats were checked coming into the access; enforcement action was taken for weeds on boat trailers, boat plugs in and transporting water.

CO Jen Mueller (Hutchinson) responded to a dead pelican at the south landing on Lake Marion. It did not appear to have avian flu symptoms. She also responded to a predator complaint on a farm near Bird Island. She was unable to determine what the specific predator was causing animals to disappear from the farm, but most likely coyotes.

CO Brett Oberg (Hutchinson) gave a talk at the firearms safety class in Henderson. Time was also spent working AIS, angling and ATV enforcement. A fire was also investigated where prohibited materials were being burned. Work was also done in preparation for the upcoming officer in-service at Camp Ripley.

CO Thor Nelson (New Ulm) attended an armoring meeting at Camp Ripley. He spent time working boating, fishing, AIS and ATV activity. The walleye bite has slowed and the catfishing bite has improved.

CO Mike Gruhlke (Jackson) worked fishing, boat and water enforcement, AIS and ATV enforcement.

CO Eric Schettler (Fairmont) worked area lakes checking boaters and anglers. A site inspection was performed and a cease and desist order was issued for work in public waters without a permit. Public accesses were patrolled and individuals were advised on allowable activity in an access.

Willmar #1 - vacant.

Windom - vacant.