Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2015-05-19


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
STAFF NOTES:

NE RTO Shelly Patten worked on a plain language update to the new Firearms Safety Test. Patten met with other RTOs to discuss updates and changes to the Hunter Education Firearms Safety manual and lesson plans. Patten worked with CO Tim Gray and Clearwater County Deputies on a youth ATV class. Patten prepped for upcoming Instructor banquet in Ely/Tower area.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports assisting with Hunter Education/Firearms Safety curriculum review. Instructor background checks were also completed and Peace Officer credit forms/paperwork sent. Planning was also started for upcoming academy Use of Force training. Saturday, fishermen and boaters were checked on the Mississippi River and at St. Cloud area lake accesses. Good compliance to AIS, boating, and fishing regulations was observed.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence attended a meeting with other RTO staff at Camp Ripley to start working on revisions to the firearms safety manual for students and instructors. RTO Lawrence attended a meeting with the ARMCA (off-highway motorcycle group) at the DNR Central Office in St. Paul to discuss trail related issues within state forest areas. RTO Lawrence is working with Parks and Trails on off highway vehicle issues. RTO Lawrence assisted Use of Force with giving presentations on constitutional policies and real life working scenarios for officer safety during spring in-service training for conservation officers at the Dakota County Gun Club facility. Over the weekend RTO Lawrence conducted a firearms safety instructor training class at the Bald Eagle Gun Club and assisted with prep and setup for a youth firearms safety class at the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area headquarters. RTO Lawrence patrolled area lakes public water access sites for watercraft compliance with invasive species.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke assisted with metro district officer training. He attended a meeting at Camp Ripley. RTO Neitzke returned calls and emails regarding safety classes. He also set up the LaserShot at the ?Take Aim? event in St. Paul.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on updates to the traditional HEFAS exam, backgrounds on safety instructors, and attended a RTO meeting at Camp Ripley.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
NE RTO Shelly Patten 218-244-8051 shelly.patten@state.mn.us
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-230-8549 frank.rezac@state.mn.us
NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jon Paurus 218-298-4000 jon.paurus@state.mn.us
SW Metro Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant