Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2015-03-24

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 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 completed paperwork for TA training. Patten completed action items list for Use of Force Team. Patten reviewed and completed assessments for RFP process for online Bowhunter Ed, ATV/OHM and Snowmobile Online course proposals. Patten worked on FAS Instructor nominations and FAS Instructor PowerPoint.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports planning for upcoming instructor certification training and working on Instructor backgrounds. Thursday he facilitated Firearms Safety Instructor certification training in Glenwood. Saturday he and Conservation Officer Jennifer Mueller presented the ATV Instructor of the Year award to Paul Kruse in Hutchinson.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence attended new records management training for law enforcement at Camp Ripley. RTO Lawrence reviewed bid proposals for online courses related to ATV, snowmobile and bow hunter education. RTO Lawrence assisted hunter recruitment section in the wildlife division with teaching at a turkey class for adults. RTO Lawrence also reviewed training materials for upcoming conservation officer training.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke finished some instructor background checks. He attended Division training at Camp Ripley. RTO Neitzke attended a Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructor Association meeting. He picked up equipment for the Northwest Sportshow. He also assisted with reviewing safety program vendor proposals.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent some of the week at Camp Ripley for RMS training and worked on instructor forums paperwork. Time was also spent working on upcoming training classes and HEFAS field day equipment. Help was given on reviewing on-line training programs.

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

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant