Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2017-07-17

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 31, 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 31, 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 1, 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 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 Mike Lee attended a division armors? meeting held at Camp Ripley. Officers planned for the upcoming officer in-service held in August when all officer duty weapons will be inspected. Officer Lee also attended a meeting planning for the upcoming Academy in 2018. He assisted with an AIS check point held on Highway 65 along Big Sandy Lake in the McGregor station. Officers encountered violations for fail to remove plugs, transporting water, and transporting aquatic macrophytes. Officer Lee also attended a district meeting and gave officers information on the new ATV Safety Training guidelines and info for answering questions for safety instructors in their areas.

Southern RTO Jen Mueller (acting) attended a meeting at Camp Ripley. She certified eight high school Ag teachers as volunteer FAS instructors during their summer workshop. She also met with a professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato to work on certifying a group of college students as volunteer FAS instructors.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence attended a meeting at Camp Ripley to review safety education project revisions. RTO Lawrence worked on Trail Ambassador reporting guideline revisions with Parks and Trails Off-Highway Vehicle staff. He also attended a meeting with the Off-Highway Motorcycle group. RTO Lawrence assisted with patrolling area fishing locations and public access sites in Washington County.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
NE RTO Mike Lee 218-821-9747 mike.lee@state.mn.us
NW RTO Greg Oldakowski 218-631-5972 gregory.oldakowski@state.mn.us
North Metro RTO (Vacant)
Southern RTO Jennifer Mueller 320-234-3499 jennifer.mueller@state.mn.us
South Metro RTO Phil George 507-775-2006 philip.george@state.mn.us
Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence 763-267-8534 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacan