Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-12-16


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 held an ATV and Snowmobile Safety Instructor training session in Grand Rapids. Many of the new instructors were current snowmobile instructors looking to begin teaching ATV safety. Other new instructors were club members that want to join the ranks of the Trail Ambassadors in their local clubs. Patten continued work on instructor training changes and updates to the Firearms Safety Instructor PowerPoint. A parent complaint was handled that dealt with difficulties using the Safety CDs. The parent was happy to hear we are working towards an online safety program launch in the near future.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports assisting with RFP review of Hunter Ed online programs at Camp Ripley. During the week he also scheduled Snowmobile Safety Instructor and Hunter Education/Firearms Safety Instructor certification training dates.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence completed final touches on the volunteer safety instructors? newsletter. Also, RTO Lawrence met with Firearms Safety instructors about future safety training classes and received donated mockup long guns created by an area eagle scout. RTO Lawrence attended the local chapter meeting of the National Wild Turkey federation about future turkey instructor training. RTO Lawrence continues to work on safety instructor training improvements. RTO Lawrence received inquiries about muzzleloader deer season and future deer populations in Minnesota.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke talked to volunteer instructors regarding Snowmobile Safety classes. He worked on Hunter Education/Firearms Safety course materials. RTO Neitzke worked with CO Pril. They patrolled a state WMA and investigated a possible illegal deer taken up north. They also checked fishermen and pheasant hunters.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens attended the All-Terrain Vehicle Association legislative meeting this past Saturday. He also took part in a proposal review meeting at Camp Ripley one day last week. Work was continued on instructor training and new officer presentations. Owens was interviewed on radio station WTIP about snowmobile safety. Trail Ambassador program items were addressed, computer issues were resolved and numerous emails and phone calls 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 Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant