District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2015-11-24

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) spent time this week following up on deer season cases. Enforcement action was taken for taking an antlerless deer in a lottery area without an antlerless permit.

CO Cory Wiebusch (Mankato) continued to train a COC. Officers worked trapping and ATV activity. Officers also stopped group of individuals who were about to burn mattresses and plastic sheeting. Questions about deer firearms season continue to come in.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) checked anglers, ATV operators, trappers, waterfowl, small game, and deer hunters during the week. Complaints were received about illegal trapping and deer hunting activities.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week working on open investigations from the statewide (A) firearms deer season. Time was also spent working the start of the Late Southeast (B) firearms deer season. Requests from the public seeking information were returned.

CO Luke Belgard Faribault worked hunting, fishing, and recreational vehicle enforcement. Time was spent at local public access sites checking duck hunters for AIS violations. The officer reports a busy start to the 3B season with numerous complaints fielded.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking deer, waterfowl, and pheasant hunters. Additional time was spent monitoring fishing and trapping activity. Officer Ihnen responded to a number of TIP and other calls from the public relating to a variety of topics. A number of wildlife dumping complaints were also investigated and Officer Ihnen asks that the carcasses of deer and other animals not be discarded at public accesses, WMAs or in road ditches.

Albert Lea - vacant.

Mankato #1 - vacant.