CO Arnaud Kpachavi (Benson) attended annual training at Camp Ripley. The officer also checked shore anglers and rec vehicle operators over the weekend. Enforcement action was taken for OHV registration violations and littering.
CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) attended annual training at Camp Ripley. Heavy rains over the weekend slowed most outdoor activities. CO Picht did observe several nice catfish being caught on LqP.
CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week training, checking anglers, and working boating safety. Boat and PWC traffic remains high on most area lakes. Many geese are showing up on harvested oat fields. Hunting questions, especially related to CWD, are being fielded.
CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) spent the week working fishing, AIS, boating, and ATV enforcement. Time was also spent attending annual enforcement division training at Camp Ripley. Several calls were received about the up-coming hunting seasons and firearm safety classes.
CO Luke Gutzwiller (Madison) spent time conducting both background and wildlife investigations. Numerous hunting related questions were also fielded throughout the week.
Lake Benton vacant.