Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2016-09-26


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 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 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 1st, 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.

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, 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

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:

NW RTO Greg Oldakowski reports assisting with parents trying to find FAS classes for their children. Potential instructors were contacted and invited to an upcoming instructor clinic. The waterfowl season opening weekend was worked with a lower than average number of hunters and few birds being taken. One youth was checked who said they forgot the plug for the shotgun, so they made a plug as long as two shotgun shells. Unfortunately, the plug was still too short and the gun was capable of holding four shells. Assistance was provided in finding a new stick and cut to the proper length, and installing it in the gun.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports assisting with DNR Wildlife firearms qualification in Marshall. Saturday he helped facilitate a youth Firearm Safety/Hunter Education Field Day for online students in St. Cloud. Calls were also taken regarding regulation questions and questions about DNR safety training programs. Instructor equipment needs were also addressed for upcoming firearm/hunter education classes and an ATV class.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence attended ATVAM annual fall ride and rally event in McGregor. The event was well attended by ATV riders from across Minnesota. RTO Lawrence attended a meeting with the MN Motorized Trails Coalition group in Bloomington to review enforcement issues and concerns and RTO Lawrence assisted RTO Neitzke with meeting at a volunteer safety instructors group in Edina. RTO Lawrence checked on area waterfowl hunters in northern Isanti County; good limit of ducks from area ponds. Enforcement action taken for not possessing small game license in possession while afield and operate an unregistered ATV.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke attended a Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructor meeting. He made calls and sent emails regarding instructor recruitment, and firearms safety instructor training. RTO Neitzke assisted with an online firearms safety field day at Carlos Avery WMA. He also worked on volunteer instructor background checks.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on instructor backgrounds and setting up classes for instructor training. Time was spent at the MPCA & DNR Health and Safety Fair in St. Paul. Assistance was given at a Wildlife qualification shoot in Marshall.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
NE RTO Vacant
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 Dan McBroom 507-251-0041 daniel.mcbroom@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

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant