Enforcement information


Regulations, rules, training

Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2017-04-24

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) met with a group of young adults at a college for a Firearm Safety Instructor Clinic. Background packets and investigations were initiated on this class and completed for previous classes. Assistance was provided to a local law enforcement agency with the arrest of a person with warrants in a wooded area.

SW RTO Kevin Neitzke returned calls and emails regarding education and safety training questions. He also assisted a firearms safety instructor in getting additional instructors for a field day.

Southern RTO Jen Mueller (acting) checked anglers during the week. She also worked on backgrounds for past classes and spoke at a youth FAS Class at the Cedar Mills Gun Club.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence attended a meeting with the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota board members and other DNR staff. RTO Lawrence met with and conducted some training updates for firearms safety and off highway vehicle safety programs with board members of the Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructor?s Association. RTO Lawrence assisted with patrolling of local public water access sites and local parks for angling activity and off highway vehicle use on county roads.

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 Jennifer Mueller 320-234-3499 jennifer.mueller@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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