Last updated: 2014-03-11
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
NE RTO Shelly Patten attended an RTO meeting via Lync. Patten set up ATV and Firearms Safety Instructor training in Duluth area. Patten continues to develop upload videos for the YouTube channel. Patten attended the Bird, Buck, Boat and Bait show to help run the DNR LaserShot booth for Saturday and Sunday.
West Central RTO Frank Rezac attended an RTO meeting at Camp Ripley. He worked on setting up more ATV and Firearms Safety Instructor training in the St. Cloud area. He attended the Bird, Buck, Boat and Bait show to help run the DNR LaserShot booth.
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez held another Instructor Forum in the Prior Lake area. WREO Adam Block stopped in to visit with some the area instructors. Many good comments were received along with some good suggestions. RTO Gutierrez also worked laser shot booth at the Bird, Buck, Bait and Boat Expo held at the State Fairgrounds. Turnout was not as good as expected but still many folks stopped by and visited with the RTO and many kids enjoyed the LaserShot booth.
East Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence prepped display equipment for the new sport show (Bird, Buck, Bait & Boat show) at the St. Fair Coliseum and worked the show as well over the weekend. RTO Lawrence conducted two instructor training sessions for those interested in becoming safety instructors for Firearms Safety and Bow Hunter Ed Safety. RTO Lawrence worked on background applications for processing, updated presentation materials for instructor training and then answered questions about upcoming instructor training, fishing opportunities, and answered calls on ice conditions for metro lakes.
Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on instructor background checks and upcoming HEFAS instructor training classes. A RTO meeting was attended via Lync. Time was also spent working the BBBB Sport Show in St. Paul.
NW RTO Jon Paurus attended a monthly meeting. Paperwork for newly certified instructors was completed. Assistance to field officers regarding student certification was also provided.
Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens last week taught Trail Ambassador training and worked on the ATV/Snowmobile instructor newsletter. He also completed new employee orientation training narration, end of the month items, and participated in the monthly RTO meeting one day. Owens also attended an ATV meeting in St. Paul and worked on work planning.
RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
Rec. Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens 763-753-1887 firstname.lastname@example.org
NE RTO Shelly Patten 218-244-8051 email@example.com
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-230-8549 firstname.lastname@example.org
NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 email@example.com
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 firstname.lastname@example.org
NW RTO Jon Paurus 218-298-4000 email@example.com
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez 651-464-7773 firstname.lastname@example.org
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