District 15 - Marshall area
Last updated: 2013-12-03
CO Gary Nordseth (Worthington) is conducting several investigations from the firearms deer season. The muzzleloader season brought more complaints of trespassing. Although a few anglers have been seen out on lakes, ice conditions are not yet safe on most area lakes.
CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) checked goose, pheasant, and muzzleloader deer hunting activity during the week. Ice fishing activity is picking up in the Ortonville area. Ice anglers are reminded to use caution when venturing out, as ice conditions vary from water body to water body. Numerous hunting and hunting license violations were encountered during the week.
CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) reports there is about 6 inches of ice on area lakes and people are starting to focus on ice fishing. Some late season pheasants are being found. Muzzleloader season is off to a slow start.
CO Doug Lage (Lake Benton) advises that pheasant hunters are seeing more birds now that all the crops have been harvested and land plowed under. Small game hunters have been overlooking the blaze orange requirements during the muzzleloader deer season. Enforcement action was taken on several groups. Trespass violations continue to be investigated and several citations issued.
CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) spent the week working ice fishing, pheasant hunting, trapping, and deer hunting enforcement. A few fish houses are being put out on area lakes. The muzzleloader deer season started slower than previous years. The main question asked dealt with the carry-over of unused doe permits. Muzzleloader hunters are reminded that an unused doe permit from the firearms season is good for the muzzleloader season in the same permit area with a valid license.
WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) completed site visits on three possible WCA violations in Kandiyohi County. A WCA restoration order was issued in Renville County.
Hunters and fisherman were checked for AIS issues and enforcement action was taken for license violations.
Benson - vacant.
Madison - vacant.
Redwood Falls - vacant.