Last updated: 2013-12-10
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
NW RTO Jon Paurus worked on the scheduling of upcoming training forums and clinics. A monthly meeting was attended and training for range safety was attended. Field work in the Perham Station consisted of some trapping and ice fishing enforcement.
NE RTO Shelly Patten worked on a PowerPoint presentation and document handouts for instructor meetings. Patten attended an RTO meeting at Camp Ripley. Patten attended training certification class for NRA Range Safety Officer at Camp Ripley.
West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports attending an RTO meeting and Range Safety Officer training at Camp Ripley during the week. He also planned for upcoming snowmobile/ATV instructor training and firearms safety instructor certification training. Use of Force training material was also reviewed and area safety training instructors assisted with equipment needs.
East Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence spent time reviewing instructor training PowerPoint updates for winter meetings to be held. RTO Lawrence attended a Regional Training Officers meeting at Camp Ripley. RTO Lawrence participated with other RTOs at Camp Ripley for Range Safety Officer Training sponsored by the NRA. RTO Lawrence answered calls and emails firearms safety related classes.
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez attended the monthly RTO meeting at Camp Ripley. The RTO also attended an NRA Range Safety Officer course hosted by the Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructors Association. The MVSIA held the training at Camp Ripley. There were almost 50 attendees and only two were not current FAS instructors. The MVSIA also recruited several individual and group members to their organization. Many thanks to the MVSIA for hosting the event.
Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens last week attended a day of NRA training at Ripley. He also took part in the monthly Regional Training Officers meeting. Owens organized and attended a Trail Ambassador meeting with All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) board members last week. He worked on updating the ATV Instructor Manual and other projects/emails as well.
RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
Rec. Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens 763-753-1887 firstname.lastname@example.org
NE RTO Shelly Patten 218-244-8051 email@example.com
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-230-8549 firstname.lastname@example.org
NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 email@example.com
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 firstname.lastname@example.org
NW RTO Jon Paurus 218-298-4000 email@example.com
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez 651-464-7773 firstname.lastname@example.org
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