District 16 - New Ulm area

Last updated: 2015-04-14

CO Jeff Denz (Willmar) attended a snowmobile club meeting and presented one of the members with a framed print in recognition of 30 years as a volunteer snowmobile safety instructor. He picked up incidental otter that were trapped out of season by spring beaver trappers. Denz also checked anglers and boater who were having some success with panfish.

CO Nicholas Klehr (Litchfield) spent the week working fishing activity along with boat and water safety. There were also a few fires in the area that were checked on. A call was taken and responded to about a dead eagle on the road that turned out to be a turkey vulture. Time was also spent talking to a firearms safety class at the Darwin Rod and Gun Club.

CO Jen Mueller (Hutchinson) picked up a car kill otter near Stewart. She checked lakes for spring fishing activity. Mueller attended a sportsman banquet in Hutchinson and discussed concerns with its members. She also focused on a background investigation.

CO Brett Oberg (Hutchinson) spent time checking shore anglers in the area. Oberg also answered questions on the upcoming wild turkey season. Additional time was spent conducting commercial inspections. ATV enforcement and burning enforcement was also worked.

CO Thor Nelson (New Ulm) gave presentations at two youth firearms safety training classes and he assisted a third class with their field day. He also investigated deer hunting and trapping cases. Nelson also worked fishing and ATV enforcement activities.

CO Mike Gruhlke (Jackson) worked fishing, ATV, ORV, boat and water, and state park enforcement. He completed a radio program with the local radio station concerning AIS, the DNR webpage, and area activity. Gruhlke noted limited angling activity on Little Spirit Lake a border water.

CO Eric Schettler (Fairmont) worked ATV activity on GIA trails. Enforcement action was taken for several discrepancies. Anglers and boaters were checked. Trapping investigations are currently taking place. Public accesses were patrolled.

Willmar #1 - vacant.

Windom - vacant.