District 15 - Marshall area
Last updated: 2015-04-21
WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) assisted with an AIS Lake Service Provider Training held in Marshall. AIS checks were completed on boats and trailers. Fishermen and goose hunters were also checked. Follow-up was also completed on WCA cases.
CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week instructing firearms qualifications and working investigations. ATV violations are being encountered daily. An escaped fire burned a large portion of Peterson WMA in Nobles County.
CO Doug Lage (Marshall) conducted his weekly radio show on KLOH radio. Boarder opener started with a great weather and a bang. Early walleye take, was first on the 2015 Hendricks opener. Other violations included no throwable in boat, license not in possession and unattended lines. Some nice walleye were caught.
CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) worked fishing, boating, and ATV enforcement. The stream trout opener was busy with some good success on designated streams. Anglers are reminded that trout stamps are required on designated trout streams. Assistance was given with firearm safety classes in the vacant Redwood Falls station. A lake service provider training was also attended in Marshall.
CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) worked a busy Big Stone Lake border opener. By far the busiest opener this officer has seen. Many public access locations were at maximum capacity. Many anglers stated they were excited to be on the water. Angler success varied amongst the groups checked. This officer also worked Big Stone with a CO from South Dakota. Angling and boating violations were encountered.
Benson - vacant.
Madison - vacant.
Redwood Falls - vacant.
Worthington - vacant.