Enforcement information


Regulations, rules, training

Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2017-03-20

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 the online course information, 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 and Adult Snowmobile Safety Courses and instructor training sessions.

Please direct questions to 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR.

Reminder---anyone born after December 31, 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 31, 1976, who operates a snowmobile in Minnesota, must possess a snowmobile certificate. Two options are available to complete certification. Ages 11 and older can take the online course and hands-on day or attend the traditional youth course. Those 16 or older can take the online course.

Reminder---Anyone born after July 1, 1987, who operates an ATV on public lands and waters in Minnesota, must successfully complete the ATV Safety Training online course. Persons under age 16 must complete the ATV online course and riding component before riding on public lands. Please direct questions to 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR.


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

NW RTO Greg Oldakowski (acting) reports receiving several calls from instructors regarding upcoming clinics and follow up phone calls from the instructor forums. New ATV and firearms clinics were scheduled and several instructors are showing interest. A Firearms Safety Instructor Clinic was provided with a good instructor turnout, with the background procedures in progress.

NE RTO Mike Lee presented an instructor forum in Grand Rapids this past week. The forum was well attended by instructors from the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas. Officer Lee continued work on the Advanced Hunter Education Program.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports presenting instructor appreciation awards, working on instructor backgrounds, and taking registration for upcoming instructor certification training. CO Rezac taught ATV/Snowmobile Instructor Certification in Litchfield, helped area officers facilitate an instructor appreciation banquet in Spicer, and taught Hunter Education Firearm Safety Instructor Certification in Delano. A wildlife possession permit was issued for road kill turkey. Fishermen fishing on the banks of the Crow River, Wright County were also checked.

SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke gave a law presentation at a Turkey Clinic. He returned emails and phone calls regarding safety training questions. RTO Neitzke worked on setting up a combined ATV and Snowmobile Safety Instructor Class. He also worked on volunteer safety instructor backgrounds.

NE RTO Mike Lee 218-821-9747 mike.lee@state.mn.us
NW RTO Greg Oldakowski 218-631-5972 gregory.oldakowski@state.mn.us
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-552-3948 frank.rezac@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-251-0041 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
SW Metro Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us
Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence 763-267-8534 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us

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