Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2015-05-27

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.

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

NE RTO Shelly Patten held a volunteer instructor banquet along with Ely and Babbitt Conservation Officers. About 30 instructors attended from the Ely, Babbitt and Tower stations. 30 year awards and a 40 year award were presented to firearms safety instructors. Following the banquet, Patten assisted the area officers with a consent search of cabin, vehicles and boats with a large group of 14 fishermen. A TIP complaint had been worked for several days and officers worked together to handle the large group. Patten assisted with the DNR Wildlife qualifications held at Camp Ripley. Regions 3 and 4 of Wildlife qualified with rifles and shotguns. Patten worked on final touches to the FAS PowerPoint.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports teaching Hunter Education/Firearms Safety Instructor certification training in Baxter and Twin Valley during the week. Thursday he assisted with DNR Wildlife Firearms qualification at Camp Ripley. During the Memorial Day weekend he worked in the field. Enforcement contacts over the weekend were made for driving after suspension and fishing without a fishing license.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence worked on background paperwork from instructor training applicants and completed follow-up calls on training questions from firearms safety instructors. RTO Lawrence worked on the youth firearms safety manual and instructor manual revisions and prepared documents for the Minnesota volunteer safety instructors association. RTO Lawrence patrolled areas along the St. Croix River for angling activity and aquatic invasive species prevention in public water access areas on the river and local lakes in Washington County. RTO Lawrence took enforcement action for parking in a closed area within a public access area.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke attended a Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructor Association meeting in Edina. He responded to requests from safety program instructors regarding clinics and classes. RTO Neitzke assisted with qualifications for wildlife division at Camp Ripley. He also finished some background checks for firearms safety instructors.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on revisions to the HEFAS traditional class exam, prepared for upcoming safety instructor training and assisted with firearms qualifications for wildlife staff at Camp Ripley.

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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