Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2017-07-24

CO Jamie VanThuyne (Mankato 1) focused on boating safety and ATV activity this week. CO VanThuyne also took calls about nuisance animals and litter being left at public accesses.

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato 2) spent the week at Camp Ripley participating in division training. AIS and boating activity were checked.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling, boating, and recreational vehicle enforcement this week. WMAs were patrolled for activity. The officer assisted with the St. Croix bridge project in Stillwater.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) checked anglers, boaters, ATV operators, and monitored AIS activity during the week. The officer worked the Stillwater bridge detail. Multiple angling, boating, and ATV violations were encountered during the week.

CO Jeremy Henke (Albert Lea) spent time working anglers, AIS, and ATV enforcement this week. CO Henke patrolled area water accesses, WPA?s and WMA?s for illegal activity. Litter at shore fishing locations continues to be a problem, please clean up after yourself!

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking angling, boating, and ATV activity. Additional time was spent patrolling local PWAs for litter and AIS violations. Officer Ihnen also represented the DNR while competing in MPPOA pistol matches.

Spring Valley vacant.