Last updated: 2013-12-03
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
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez followed up on a baited stand complaint resulting in a vacant stand. The RTO spoke with a parent who had some concerns with a Firearms Safety Instructor. The RTO assisted the parent with their child?s self-certification and has started to do some research on the instructor.
NE RTO Shelly Patten worked on a PowerPoint presentation for Instructor meetings. Patten taught Use of Force in-service make-up training for two days at Grand Rapids for CO?s that missed fall training.
East Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence checked areas of Pine and Chisago counties for trapping activity. RTO Lawrence checked areas of deer season in Zone A season. RTO Lawrence answered calls on 3B deer season area, supply information for trapping requirements and questions relating to muzzleloader season. RTO Lawrence did final review of instructor updates for firearms safety instructor training.
Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent most of the week working the B deer season in district 18. Open water duck hunters were also checked on Lake Pepin. Time was spent working on setting up Instructor class and upcoming instructor meetings.
Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens last week worked on snowmobile violations reports, reviewed a safety video, viewed and returned multiple email, and continued work on various youth safety program projects.
NW RTO Jon Paurus worked on training materials for upcoming volunteer instructor classes. Scheduling and planning is underway for winter and spring officer and volunteer instructor training. Time was spent checking fishing, trapping and deer hunting activity in the Perham station.
RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
Rec. Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens 763-753-1887 firstname.lastname@example.org
NE RTO Shelly Patten 218-244-8051 email@example.com
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-230-8549 firstname.lastname@example.org
NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 email@example.com
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 firstname.lastname@example.org
NW RTO Jon Paurus 218-298-4000 email@example.com
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez 651-464-7773 firstname.lastname@example.org
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