District 16 - New Ulm area

Last updated: 2014-09-23

CO Mike Gruhlke (Jackson) worked archery deer, small game, angling, invasive species and early goose season. He also spoke to a trapping class about laws relating to trapping and answered questions concerning trespass, hunting the river and legal access to water.

CO Jeff Denz (Willmar) followed up with trespass and archery hunting complaints. He monitored public areas for deer stands left overnight. He spent time monitoring OHM and ATV activity.

CO Eric Schettler (Fairmont) worked watercraft and angling activity. Goose and dove hunters were checked. The Sherburn firearms safety class was taught. Cease and Desist orders were filed on a public waters violation. ATV activity was monitored. Commercial activity investigations were completed.

CO Brett Oberg (Hutchinson) continued working small game and archery hunters in the area. CO Oberg also attended use of force instructor meeting and training at Camp Ripley. Officer Oberg gave another firearms safety talk at Gopher Campfire. Officer Oberg spent time getting equipment ready for the waterfowl opener.

CO Jen Mueller (Hutchinson) checked goose hunters during the week. An eagle that was hit by a car was picked up. A report of apples dumped at a WMA was taken. She assisted with a FAS safety class in Hutchinson. She attended a meeting and training at Camp Ripley.

CO Thor Nelson (New Ulm) gave presentations at two firearms safety training classes. He also received calls regarding trapping and hunting access questions. CO Nelson worked primarily deer, waterfowl, angling and ATV enforcement.

Litchfield - vacant.

Willmar #1 - vacant.

Windom - vacant.