Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-10-29


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 on items for ATV Safety training, and a rewrite to the Firearms Safety Written Exam. Patten also worked on updates to the Instructor class plan, Instructor class PowerPoint and Instructor training. Patten responded to a wildlife complaint of an injured deer caught in a fence.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence assisted conservation officers with a firearms safety field day for a community group in rural Kanabec County. RTO Lawrence worked on updates for Firearms safety instructor training. RTO Lawrence attended a meeting with the Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructors Association. RTO Lawrence completed preparation work on upcoming field day classes for fall. RTO Lawrence assisted Pine County COs with a work detail. RTO Lawrence is continuing to receive calls about upcoming deer season and changes to limits and license changes.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke attended a Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructor Association meeting. He talked to a group of Cub Scouts in Rosemount. RTO Neitzke attended a firearms safety instructor clinic that RTO McBroom put on. He also assisted at a youth online firearms safety, All Day Range and Field Day in Rochester with RTO McBroom.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week putting on HEFAS instructor training and assisted with a HEFAS field day. Time was also spent on a new process for certifying DNR safety instructors.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens represented the Division at the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MnUSA) fall workshop this past weekend. Updates on the Division and Education/Safety section were given to the group. He also presented the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (IASA) updated signing guidelines during a breakout session at the workshop. Many snowmobile related questions were answered. Owens also attended both the Minnesota 4 Wheel Drive Association (MN4WDA) quarterly meeting and the District 14 meeting last week. He worked on recreational vehicle related projects at the state and international level as well. Numerous phone call and email messages were returned.

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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Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant