Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2018-02-20

CO Jeremy Henke (Albert Lea) spent time checking anglers, completing aeration inspections and investigating trapping/ fur registration complaints last week. Enforcement action was taken for drug and extra line violations. Henke spent time talking with numerous younger anglers out on the ice this week, many of whom had success icing a few fish and some of whom needed some tips. Henke also assisted local law enforcement with calls, and issued citations for no park passes in state parks.

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) checked anglers and ATV operators this week. Anglers are reminded to pick up all of their trash when removing their shelters, and that shelters may not be stored at public accesses.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking fishermen and ATV and snowmobile operators. He spent additional time patrolling for litter violations on area lakes and public water accesses. As the shelter removal date approaches, anglers should make sure to take all garbage or debris off the ice with them when they remove their shelters.

CO Jamie VanThuyne (Mankato 1) checked fishing and snowmobile activity this week. VanThuyne also responded to numerous complaints of injured animals and checked fish houses for litter.
CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato 2) worked area lakes, including an ice fishing contest, and patrolled for litter issues. He offers a friendly reminder to help clear the ice of garbage before leaving the lake. Aeration inspections were conducted. The officer also assisted a neighboring county with an attempt-to-locate issue.

Faribault vacant.

Spring Valley vacant.