District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2015-01-27

WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) worked at the AIS Booth for the Minneapolis Boat Show and continued to answer questions in reference to the new trailer sticker and AIS training for 2015. Officer Hanson also checked ice fishermen and trappers and followed up on WCA and PW cases.

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) monitored ice fishing, ATV, & snowmobile activity during the week. The only snowmobile action in the area is on local lakes. Anglers are having moderate success. Litter issues continue on lakes. Angling and snowmobile violations were encountered.

CO Doug Lage (Marshall) conducted his weekly KLOH radio show. An investigation of hunter harassment was made in the Canby area. Coyote hunters were confronted by a landowner that believed the coyote dogs had trespassed his land. This case is under investigation. Ice conditions are poor with rain in the area.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) spent most of the past week working ice fishing and ATV enforcement. Ice conditions continue to be a topic of conversation with fish house owners. Most lakes still have between 9-18 inches of ice; however, rain and temps near 40 degrees all week has not helped. Time was also spent working on court cases from this last fall.

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) received several complaints about coyote hunters shooting out the window and trespassing. With warm weather CO Picht spent time marking fish houses and checking them for license and identification. CO Picht started with commercial inspections.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.

Worthington - vacant.