Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-11-25


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 big game enforcement during the firearms deer season. Patten attended a meeting for the Conflict Management team and completed a project for the team. Patten taught Use of Force policy and procedures, and defensive tactics at the DNR Forest Officer?s Academy where 25 new Foresters were trained in limited law enforcement duties

West Central RTO Frank Rezac planned for Instructor forums and snowmobile and firearm safety Instructor certification training. Wednesday he assisted with Natural Resource Officer Defensive tactics training in Cloquet. During the weekend he assisted in the field in Kanabec County with final weekend of Firearms Deer season for that area.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence patrolled areas of Kanabec and Mille Lacs counties with RTO Owens and RTO Rezac over the last weekend of the firearms deer season. Most hunters saw minimal deer activity. RTO Lawrence, with assistance from Acting RTO Neitzke and RTO Owens, conducted a firearms safety field day at Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area for Highland Park High school students. RTO Lawrence spent time on instructor training programs improvements and answered calls from instructors on future training updates. RTO Lawrence spent time scheduling future training classes.

SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke attended a Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructor Association Meeting. He assisted RTOs Lawrence and Owens with a youth firearms safety field day at Carlos Avery WMA. RTO Neitzke answered public questions regarding deer hunting laws and snowmobile safety classes. He also worked the metro deer hunting zone with CO Pril, and the 3B deer hunting zone with CO Quandt.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week setting up dates and locations for 2015 Safety Instructor Forums. Backgrounds where complete for Safety Instructors and time was spent assisting District 18 with the B-season Deer Opener.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens last week worked firearms deer season in the south end of zone 1 on a couple of days. Activity was low and deer sightings and shootings were rare. He helped with a youth firearms safety field day at Carlos Avery one day last week. Owens led a Snowmobile Training for Law Enforcement class at the Benton County Sheriff?s Office last Wednesday. He also attended an ATV meeting, a snowmobile training planning meeting and a quarterly stakeholder group meeting throughout the week.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
Rec. Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens 763-753-1887 leland.owens@state.mn.us
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

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