District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2014-12-16

WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) attended a meeting with the McLeod Co. Attorney on a WCA violation. Follow-up was done on several WCA and PW cases. A special project was completed. Muzzleloader hunters and ATVs were checked.

CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week working investigations, muzzleloader hunters, trapping complaints, and ice anglers. Many deer and fish cases are being investigated. Snowmobile Safety was taught in Pipestone. Enforcement action was taken for over-limit of deer and failure to register deer.

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) checked anglers, archery, muzzleloader, and pheasant hunters during the week. Anglers are having moderate success. Good compliance was seen during the week.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) spent the week monitoring deer hunting, pheasant hunting, and ice fishing activity and also working on investigations. The officer assisted the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff?s Office with an investigation involving a house that was struck by a muzzleloader slug. A fish house went through the ice on a lake in Lyon County. Temperatures over 50 degrees and strong winds caused problems with ice conditions on area lakes over the weekend. The law and ethics portion of a snowmobile safety class was taught in Redwood Falls.

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) continues to receive reports of shining in Chippewa and LqP counties. He has also received reports of people leaving fish and garbage on the ice. Enforcement action will be taken for those who leave trash and fish on the ice.

CO Doug Lage (Marshall) spent the week checking ice fishermen and muzzle loader hunters. The Officer also attended the Governor?s Pheasant Summit which was held in Marshall. The officer warns anglers that the recent warm weather along with strong winds has deteriorated ice conditions on many area lakes.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.

Worthington - vacant.