Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2016-12-05

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

NE RTO Mike Lee assisted with Firearms Training at Camp Ripley. Officer Lee also fielded calls of littering of deer carcasses and reports of possible hunting violations. Officer Lee attended a Snowmobile Safety Class in Emily. It was a well-attended class, but no snow did not damper spirits of the youth attending the safety training. Officer Lee also continued reviewing and working on the Advanced Hunter Education program.

NW RTO Greg Oldakowski (acting) reports assisting with officers firearms training this week. Volunteer safety instructor forums were planned, and an ATV/Snowmobile Instructor Clinic was given. A trapping case was worked with fisher being taken out of season.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports teaching Hunter Education/Firearm Safety Instructor Certification in Royalton. During the week he also worked on instructor backgrounds and planned for upcoming ATV/Snowmobile Instructor Certification Training. Saturday he spoke about snowmobile regulations and safety to a Youth Snowmobile Safety Class in Monticello.

Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke returned calls and emails regarding volunteer safety instructor training. He completed some mandatory DNR training. RTO Neitzke worked on instructor training and recruitment materials. He also worked on setting up volunteer instructor forum locations.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence spent time preparing training locations and dates for instructor forums taking place over the winter months in 2017. He assisted CO Arntzen and CO Kulhanek with a firearms deer hunting case that involved illegal license use. RTO Lawrence talked with a few anglers out at area lakes fishing from watercraft and assisted the training unit staff with new officer snowmobile operations training requirements and necessary equipment.

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

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant