District 17 - Albert Lea area
Last updated: 2013-12-03
CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) primarily worked deer and small game activity. Some folks are venturing out on the ice to fish. Spoke on laws and ethics to two youth snowmobile safety classes.
CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) checked deer, pheasant, and waterfowl hunters. Time was also spent investigating trapping complaints and completing follow-up investigations from the firearms deer season.
CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked trappers, goose hunters, deer hunters and anglers. Trapping complaints continue to come in and are investigated. Ice anglers are starting get out on the lakes.
CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) followed up on deer hunting cases. The officer reports a rather slow muzzleloader opening weekend. Ice anglers checked are having limited success, depending on the area. Calls were taken on trapping complaints.
CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) worked ATV, small game, & big game activity during the week. Various calls were also handled from the public.
CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week monitoring trapping, small game, and 3B season deer hunting activity. A law and ethics presentation was given at a snowmobile safety class in Harmony. Enforcement action was taken for various big game violations.
WREO Julie Siems (SE) checked goose and hunters in the field. A restoration order was issued. Blaze orange and stamp violations were encountered.
Albert Lea - vacant.