Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2016-07-28


07-25-2016
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.

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, 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

07-18-2016
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.

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, 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:

07-25-2016
West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports reviewing Firearm Safety Hunter Education manual material and attending a conference call regarding program updates. He also worked on instructor backgrounds and transferring the ORV training program from CD to flash drive. Calls and emails were also taken regarding upcoming instructor certification training and hunter education/firearm safety field days for youth.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence with RTO Neitzke attended a volunteer safety instructors association meeting in Edina to discuss upcoming training opportunities for range safety. RTO Lawrence worked on ATV training guidelines for safety instructors. RTO Lawrence responded to emails and calls on requirements for ATV classifications, registration and use on public roads.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke returned calls and emails regarding registrations for firearms safety instructor training classes, question about the education and safety training programs. He attended the Minnesota Volunteer Instructor Association Meeting. RTO Neitzke set up and registered a new Firearms Safety Instructor Training Class in Hugo. He taught Firearms Safety Instructor Training Classes in Lake City and Rosemount. He started working on instructor background checks. He also worked on firearms safety training materials.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on instructor backgrounds and revisions to HEFAS student and instructor manuals.

NW RTO Jeff Halverson had a FAS instructor clinic in Outing, and set up a couple ATV clinics and assisted at the CO Academy with big game week. Officer Halverson investigated noise complaint at state campground, contact was made and parties were put to bed.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
NE RTO Vacant
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-552-3948 frank.rezac@state.mn.us
Rec Veh Coord Bruce Lawrence 763-267-8534 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-251-0041 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jeff Halverson 218-894-3577 jeff.halverson@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant

07-18-2016
West Central RTO Frank Rezac reported planning for upcoming Instructor Training and working on Instructor backgrounds. Calls were taken and questions answered about ATV safety training, Firearm Safety, and Bow Hunter Education. Saturday he taught Hunter Education/Firearm Safety Instructor certification training in Rice.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence conducted recreational vehicle training with other conservation officers for the new officers going through academy training at Camp Ripley. New officers were trained in on operations on ATVs, safety aspects of their use and overall enforcement tactics for potential ATV violations. Officers were also trained on emergency operations use involving large trucks. RTO Lawrence worked on ATV revisions to lesson plans and examinations. RTO Lawrence is assisting on firearms safety revisions as well.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke set up a volunteer firearms safety instructor training class. He returned calls and emails regarding firearms safety instructor training class registrations, questions about the status of instructor?s certification and an instructor banquet. RTO Neitzke also worked with RTO McBroom on firearm safety training materials.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on revisions to new HEFAS Student and Instructor Manuals. A HEFAS instructor class was conducted in Kasota. Time was also spent on instructor backgrounds.

NW RTO Jeff Halverson assisted at academy with ATV training. Halverson also attended a district meeting, worked on WMA trespass case, and handled many nuisance animal complaint calls.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
NE RTO Vacant
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-552-3948 frank.rezac@state.mn.us
Rec Veh Coord Bruce Lawrence 763-267-8534 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-251-0041 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jeff Halverson 218-894-3577 jeff.halverson@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant