Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-10-14


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 held a makeup in-service training for officers that were unable to make the August and September training dates. Training was held in Duluth and CO?s were trained in Defensive Tactics, rifle maintenance, and qualified with various duty firearms. The Marine Unit CO?s also attended to qualify with the AR-10. Patten attended a meeting with Conflict Management Sub team members to review latest work on team projects. Patten worked with area Firearms Safety Instructors on various class issues. Patten held an ATV Safety class in Northome with 20 students and several new instructors.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports planning Firearms Safety/Hunter Education and ATV/Snowmobile Safety Instructor certification training. Friday he attended a meeting in New Ulm for District 16 and gave updates regarding safety training programs.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence worked on instructor training format revisions. Met with instructors on field day site training. RTO Lawrence answered calls on duck hunting zones and duck migrations. RTO Lawrence assisted with firearms safety field day at Carlos Avery wildlife management area, which was sponsored by east metro area MN Deer Hunters Association members.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke spoke with snowmobile safety instructors regarding classes. He continued reviewing youth safety training course material. RTO Neitzke assisted RTO Owens and two volunteer instructors with a Firearms Safety class in Minneapolis. They covered the field walk, live fire and the final test. RTO Neitzke also worked on firearms maintenance.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on a new application process for DNR safety instructor applicants. Time was also spent planning instructor forums for the upcoming year. Assistance was given in Rochester at a TIP banquet.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens one day last week taught a DNR Employee ATV Safety training class. He also participated in two conference calls during the week, one related to passengers on ATVs and another related to an OHV program. Owens also assisted with a firearms safety class this past Friday evening and Saturday. Volunteer instructor training paperwork was finished and media requests were responded to throughout the

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

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant