Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-09-16


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 was guest speaker for Grand Rapids Kiwanis club meeting. Patten talked about the safety programs and the challenges of keeping up with technology. Patten hosted District shoots in Hibbing for 40+ Conservation Officers. Patten also held training for Wildlife personnel from Region 2. Patten continues work and updates to FAS Instructor training and written exam.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports assisting with District Use of Force training and Wildlife Firearm Qualification training at Dakota County Gun Club. He also assisted area firearms safety instructors with equipment needs and obtaining additional Instructors during field days. Saturday he helped facilitate a firearm safety/hunter education field day for online students at Deltone Gun Club in St. Cloud.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence assisted with training of wildlife staff for annual firearms qualifications. RTO Lawrence spent time going over firearms field day training props and conducting follow-up on procedures for instructor training. RTO Lawrence also answered questions related to the upcoming deer season for archery and firearms. RTO Lawrence continues to work on instructor training formats.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke assisted with metro area DNR enforcement district training. He also assisted with the regional wildlife division qualification shoot. Neitzke did a taped interview for a local cable TV channel during which he talked about hunting laws and firearms safety requirements for deer season. He talked to a youth firearms safety class. He also responded to a call of a dead eagle in I-494, which turned out to be a car killed hen turkey.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom assisted with qualification shoots for both Enforcement and Wildlife divisions during the week. Backgrounds for new instructors where worked on along with contacting instructors about upcoming HEFAS classes.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens last week attended an Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation program meeting at Ripley one day. He assisted with a Youth Firearms Safety class one day this past weekend. Work on the 14-15 Snowmobile Regulations Handbook continued throughout the week. Follow up on youth course emails was completed and numerous OHV/hunting emails and phone calls where taken care of.

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 RTO Alex Gutierrez 651-464-7773 alex.gutierrez@state.mn.us
SW Metro Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant