District 16 - New Ulm area

Last updated: 2015-01-27

CO Nicholas Klehr (Litchfield) followed up on trapping complaints and other tip calls, with some investigations ongoing. Time was spent checking ice fishermen and it was found that some did not have an angling license and some were using extra lines. Klehr also took time to speak with a snowmobile safety class in Watkins.

CO Jen Mueller (Hutchinson) continued checking anglers and ice houses during the week, verifying angling licenses and shelter licenses. ATV noise regulations and registration problems were addressed on area lakes. OHM regulations were also addressed. She spoke on the local radio station on Snowmobile safety. She responded to a dryer that was dumped at a DNR parking lot. Mueller also spoke at a Snowmobile Safety class in Arlington.

CO Thor Nelson (New Ulm) received calls regarding injured wildlife and a possible poached deer. He also gave a snowmobile safety talk. Nelson spent the majority of the week working angling and ATV enforcement. Pan fishing remains lack luster while a few northerns and walleye are being caught.

CO Mike Gruhlke (Jackson) worked anglers, ATVs and small game activity. Gruhlke completed a radio program with KKOJ/KRAQ discussing aeration of area lakes, closure dates for border and inland waters, and area activity.

CO Eric Schettler (Fairmont) conducted aeration inspections. Anglers were checked along with their shelters. Area lakes and public accesses were patrolled for litter. Numerous questions were answered regarding upcoming new laws especially the trailer invasive decal needed this year. Trespassing complaints were investigated.

Willmar #1 - vacant.

Windom - vacant.