District 17 - Albert Lea area
Last updated: 2014-10-29
CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) checked waterfowl, small game, and archery deer hunters. Waterfowl and pheasant hunting have been slow. CO Howe also recorded a radio interview, and responded to calls of a motorized boat on a feeding and resting area, as well as a male deer tangled in a volleyball net.
CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) worked angling, AIS, ATV, big game, small game, and migratory waterfowl activity during the week. The law & ethics presentation was given at a firearms safety class in Dodge Center.
CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked anglers, waterfowl hunters, and archery hunters. Time was also spent monitoring ATV riders and doing invasive species checks at public accesses.
CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week working small game hunting, archery (deer) hunting, and the trapping season opener over the weekend. Time was also spent attending a firearms safety field day at the Gamehaven Boy Scout Camp in Rochester. Car killed deer possession permits were issued. Requests from the public seeking information were returned.
WREO Julie Siems worked on background investigations and attended an AIS conference.
Albert Lea - vacant.
Mankato #1 - vacant.