District 18 - Rochester area

Last updated: 2015-08-25

CO Joel Heyn (Plainview) worked on case follow up and checked anglers during the week. Heyn also assisted at the academy teaching watercraft enforcement and operation.

CO Tom Hemker (Winona) reports spending time on the river checking fishing and boating. He also spent time assisting the DNR?s division of wildlife with duck work and annual training.

CO Tyler Quandt (Red Wing) reports spending the week and weekend checking fishing, boating, and ATV activity. Time was also spent preparing for upcoming training at Camp Ripley. Several calls were received about questions for the upcoming hunting seasons. Some fishing, boating and state forest violations were detected this past week and weekend.

CO Kevin Prodzinski (Wabasha) reports working fishing and boating safety as well as continuing work on open investigations. Fishing is improving on the big river with crappie, sunfish, sauger, walleye, northern, and bass checked in the bag. When the weather cooperated folks were out enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Fall hunting related questions continue to come in as folks begin gearing up and scouting. Enforcement action included trespass, license, safety equipment and undersize fish violations.

CO Mitch Boyum (Rushford) reports attending in-service training at Camp Ripley. Time was also spent assisting at the academy for new Conservation Officers.CO Boyum received calls of injured /sick deer. Phone calls have been coming in about the upcoming hunting seasons. CO Boyum is also investigating dumping complaints.

Rochester #2 - vacant.