District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2014-09-16

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) talked with several youngsters during the youth waterfowl hunt this past week. Archery hunters were checked. The officer also attended a district meeting.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers, boaters, and ATV operators. Additional time was spent monitoring small game and waterfowl hunting activity.

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) worked archery deer, small game, and waterfowl hunters. CO Howe also presented on laws and ethics at an All-Day Field and Range Day for a Firearms Safety class in Le Sueur.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling, archery hunting, and waterfowl hunting. Saturday?s early youth waterfowl hunt brought out a number of hunters and hunters experienced some success.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) worked angling, AIS, ATV, small game, big game, and migratory waterfowl activity during the week. Many hunters were out for the small game & archery openers. Several young hunters had success with the Youth Duck Hunt. A TIP call was received regarding illegal angling activity.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week working angling, early goose hunting, small game opener, archery (deer) opener, and recreational vehicle activity. CO Chihak also attended annual firearms training. Requests from the public seeking information on hunting and trapping regulations were returned.

WREO Julie Siems reports working small game opener and handling some trespass complaints. A restoration order was also delivered.

Albert Lea - vacant.