Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-09-09


Please check the DNR WEB SITE at www.mndnr.gov for a current class listing of all DNR Enforcement Education Courses and instructor training sessions

If you missed a fall class and are over 18, check on-line for Adult Home Study or On-Line course information is also located at www.mndnr.gov.

Please check the DNR WEB SITE www.mndnr.gov for a current class listing of all DNR Enforcement Youth Snowmobile Safety Courses and instructor training sessions. Adult Snowmobile Safety Training CDs are available by calling 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR.

Youth ATV Courses (12 to 15 years old) class postings for around the state are posted on the web site at www.mndnr.gov. Students are reminded that they must complete the CD portion of the course before attending the classroom portion of the course. Youth/Adult ATV Safety Training Course CDs are available by calling 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR

Reminder---anyone born after December 31st, 1979 cannot purchase a license to hunt in Minnesota without first taking a DNR Safety Training Course and receiving a certificate. In addition many states have even more stringent mandatory Hunter Education requirements. Check before you go!!!

Reminder---Any resident born after December 31st, 1976, who operates a snowmobile in Minnesota, must possess a snowmobile certificate. Two options are available to complete certification. Ages 11 and older can attend the traditional youth course. Those 16 or older can take the at home CD course.

Reminder---Anyone born after July 1st, 1987, who operates an ATV on public lands and waters in Minnesota, must successfully complete the ATV Safety Training CD course. Persons under age 16 must complete the ATV CD Course and riding component before riding on public lands. Youth/Adult ATV Training CDs are available by calling 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR.

SCHEDULED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SESSIONS
If you are 18 or older and would like to become an instructor for Snowmobile Safety, ATV Safety, Firearms Safety, Trail Ambassador or one of the Advanced Hunter programs, contact your local Conservation Officer or Regional Safety Training officer. Instructor clinics are scheduled throughout the state and are listed on the DNR Website.
See Also: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/instructors/training.html
STAFF NOTES:

NE RTO Shelly Patten taught Use of Force training at the fall qualification shoot in Thief River Falls for northwest region Conservation Officers. Patten worked on updates to the Firearms Safety written exam. Patten also worked on changes and improvements for Firearms Safety instructor training. Patten completed Instructor backgrounds.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports assisting an Instructor group at Camp Jim near Pillager set up a field day site for online students. An Instructor certification clinic was set for the following day at Camp Jim but had to be cancelled due to damage/loss of electricity caused by severe weather in the Pillager area. Calls and emails were also returned regarding upcoming field days for online students in St. Cloud. Assistance was also provided to area instructor procuring additional instructor help. An Amish student in the Bertha area was assisted with obtaining firearm safety/hunter education training.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence attended use of force instructor training at Camp Ripley, covering handgun and long gun firearms qualification shooting. Also, RTO Lawrence participated in an RTO workgroup meeting session to go over instructor training requirements and improvements needed for fiscal 2015 instructor training. RTO Lawrence is assisting Century College with a new course titled ?shooting sports?. It?s a first course that offers actual hands on approach for firearms handling and shooting various firearms along with safety handling and safety training. RTO Lawrence received calls and emails on fall youth firearms safety training and firearms deer hunting opportunities. RTO Lawrence prepared field day site for a youth class at Carlos Avery WMA area.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week reviewing Huntercourse.com, and worked on backgrounds for new instructors. Training was given to new HEFAS instructors in LeSueur and a HEFAS field day in LeSueur was also attended. Time was spent organizing the upcoming Southeast and Central regions qualification shoot that will occur next week.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens last week checked early goose hunters during opening day. Compliance was high. He attended plain language training one day last week. Snowmobile regulations updates were worked on and volunteer instructor items were addressed. Off-highway vehicle questions and concerns were responded to.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
Rec. Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens 763-753-1887 leland.owens@state.mn.us
NE RTO Shelly Patten 218-244-8051 shelly.patten@state.mn.us
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-230-8549 frank.rezac@state.mn.us
NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jon Paurus 218-298-4000 jon.paurus@state.mn.us
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez 651-464-7773 alex.gutierrez@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant