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Regulations, rules, training

Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2017-02-13

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 hosting a volunteer safety instructor forum with several instructors in attendance receiving refreshers and updates on the safety programs. Training was also received in conjunction with equipment maintenance issues.

NE RTO Mike Lee held an instructor forum in Twig. The forum was well attended along with good feedback and questions by the safety instructors. Officer Lee also continued work on the Advanced Hunter Education Program. Officer Lee assisted with the MN USA Event held in Grand Rapids this past weekend. He met with participants involved in the snowmobile ride, and went over safety considerations while riding along with safety overviews of the snowmobiles they would be operating. The event was well attended and was lots of fun for the entire family.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports planning instructor certification training for ATV/Snowmobile and Hunter Education/Firearm Safety. Saturday he facilitated an instructor forum at Cabela?s in Rogers. Ice fishermen were also checked during the week on Stearns County lakes. Good compliance to fishing regulations was observed.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on HEFAS field day equipment and instructor backgrounds. A safety instructor forum was held at Owatonna.

SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke set up a Volunteer Firearms Safety Instructor Training Class in southeast Minnesota. He attended two instructor forums. RTO Neitzke worked on volunteer coordination for the laser shot booth at upcoming sport shows. He also returned emails and calls regarding the education and safety training programs.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence attended MNUSA Winter Rendezvous in Grand Rapids. The DNR Snowmobile Safety Instructor of the Year for 2016 was announced. RTO Lawrence also spent time working on snowmobile safety messages and ATV safety messages.

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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