Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-08-26


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:

West Central RTO Frank Rezac facilitated an instructor appreciation and field day planning meeting in Spicer. Thursday he conducted a Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Instructor certification training in St. Cloud. Planning was also done for additional firearms safety/hunter education field days and calls returned regarding regulation questions.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence worked alongside CO Kruse on the St. Croix River bridge project, patrolling along the No Wake zone area for worksite safety. RTO Lawrence spoke with firearms safety instructors regarding field day requirements and worked on instructor training updates. RTO Lawrence took a call of an eagle possibly entangled along the Mississippi River area, the call was referred to CO?s along the river. RTO Lawrence received a bear complaint from a farmer stating bear was knocking down crops in an area farm field. RTO Lawrence receiving a lot of questions on changes to the firearms deer season.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week preparing for upcoming training of Conservation Officers and Wildlife personnel. HEFAS Instructor training was given in the St. Charles area. Time was also spent preparing props for upcoming HEFAS field days.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens spent the week working on an ATV Safety communications project. Read, reviewed and prepared training items related to Use of Force. Owens took care of OHV safety information related to national OHV resource group. He also took care of ATV/Snowmobile Safety instructor training items and worked in the field over the weekend. Angling and boating activity was moderate and compliance was high.

NE RTO Shelly Patten provided Use of Force training and firearms qualification to division officers at Camp Ripley. Patten completed several Department required training modules. Patten worked on instructor backgrounds. Patten held a youth online field day with Duluth instructors at Northwestern Gun Club. The old and new instructors did a great job with the new style of field day. Patten is working with three districts to plan banquets for instructors.

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