District 18 - Rochester area

Last updated: 2014-08-26

CO Mitch Boyum (Rushford) reports dealing with nuisance animal complaints, mainly involving raccoon. CO Boyum also spent time on boat and water enforcement. No PFDs and unregistered watercraft were violations encountered.

CO Tom Hemker (Winona) reports spending most of the week checking boats. He checked a boat with a1988 registration expiration in new condition. The boat had been in storage for an extended time. He also attended training at Camp Ripley and met with Conservation Officers from Wisconsin and Iowa.

CO Scott Fritz (LaCrescent) reports the river is in great condition. Boaters and fishermen are making the best of the good weather. He worked a special boating detail. Many fall hunting related questions are coming in.

CO Joel Heyn (Plainview) worked mainly anglers during the week. Fishing success was mixed and several anglers commented how the high water has really changed the river and that they had to figure things out again. Heyn also answered questions on the upcoming hunting seasons.

CO Tyler Quandt (Red Wing) reports spending the week checking anglers, boaters and working on some waters cases. Time was also spent checking ATV complaint areas in the state forest. Some boating and fishing violations were detected.

CO Kevin Prodzinski (Wabasha) reports working fishing and boating enforcement on the Mississippi River along with attending some meetings and training at Camp Ripley. Fishing has been good with some limits being checked during the week.

Rochester #2 - vacant.