Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2015-11-24

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.

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 online portion of the course before attending the classroom portion of the course. See www.mndnr.gov for details.
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 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 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.

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
NE RTO Shelly Patten worked on a Plain Language project for submission to Governor?s office. Patten completed review and changes for ATV/OHM online course. Patten worked on items for instructor forums and training. Patten checked deer hunters very quiet week with lots of rain. Patten was a guest speaker to a student science group at Northome school

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports completing instructor background checks, scheduling volunteer safety instructor certification training, and taking registration for upcoming Instructor clinics. He also reviewed the new ATV online program and provided Input about the program. Work was also done on updates to the Volunteer Instructor Procedures Manual. Saturday he checked deer hunters in Kanabec County.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence attended a meeting with the Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructors association group with discussions on future changes to instructor training and changes in youth lesson plans. RTO Lawrence attended the region 8 MNUSA group meeting in Minnetonka and provided training on updates for instructor and youth snowmobile safety training. RTO Lawrence continues to update ATV Safety Instructor Manual. RTO Lawrence answered calls and questions on the fall deer season lottery and bucks only permit areas.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke worked on setting up volunteer instructor clinics. He put on a Snowmobile Safety Instructor Clinic in Farmington. RTO Neitzke assisted So. St. Paul Police with a search for a missing person. He also returned calls and emails regarding the firearms safety and snowmobile safety programs.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom Spent the week conducting Safety Instructor clinics, two turkey clinics and a HEFAS clinic. Time was also spent assisting with the B Deer season in District 18.

NW RTO Jeff Halverson worked deer season complaints, and worked on RTO assignments on ATV and FAS programs.
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
Rec Veh Coord Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jeff Halverson 218-894-3577 jeff.halverson@state.mn.us

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