Last updated: 2017-03-20
CO Picht (Montevideo) checked shore anglers, conducted commercial bait inspections, and checked numerous snow goose hunters. The area is once again free of snow.
CO Luke Gutzwiller (Madison) spent time last week monitoring angling, trapping, and light goose hunting activity. Officer Gutzwiller also spent time conducting commercial inspections and monitoring coyote hunting activity. The officer assisted with a firearms safety class field day held in Dawson.
CO Andrew Dirks (Redwood Falls) reports time was spent completing minnow retailer and game farm inspections throughout the week. Several snow goose hunters were checked over the weekend who were having some success and reported seeing a good number of birds. A burning violation was also investigated with enforcement action being taken.
CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week working ATVs and snowmobiles. An area youth was hospitalized after falling off his snowmobile and being run-over by another snowmobile. Recent light goose numbers seem to have decreased.
CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) conducted a weekly radio interview with KLOH Radio in Pipestone. Most of the week was spent working snowmobile, light goose, and commercial enforcement. Officer Loftness also monitored area lakes for unsafe ice fishing activity.
CO Arnaud Kpachavi (Benson) checked shore anglers and light goose hunters throughout the week. The officer also monitored recreational vehicle activity in the area.
Lake Benton vacant.