Last updated: 2014-03-04
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
NE RTO Shelly Patten set up ATV and Snow instructor training in Grand Rapids and Duluth areas. Patten worked on a newsletter article. Patten met with FAS instructor in Brainerd and discussed new online field day site.
West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports attending a District 11 meeting in Sauk Rapids and teaching a Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Instructor certification clinic in Onamia. During the week he also planned for upcoming instructor appreciation events, worked on instructor backgrounds, and reviewed officer training material.
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez started working on backgrounds from a Volunteer FAS Instructor clinic he hosted a few days ago. The RTO also worked on preparing some lesson plans for the upcoming in service training. RTO Gutierrez continues to receive requests from volunteer instructors to register for upcoming forums.
East Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence hosted an Instructor forum meeting at Carlos Avery wildlife management area headquarters for area safety instructors. Participant?s feedback was well received and updates found to be very useful. RTO Lawrence answered calls from public on snowmobile training and spring firearms safety training classes. RTO Lawrence continues to work on spring instructor training calendar and upcoming academy and in-service training. RTO Lawrence spent time on background paperwork processing for new firearms safety instructors.
Southern RTO Dan McBroom attended a meeting to plan upcoming airboat training in District 18. Time was spent on instructor backgrounds, HEFAS instructor training in Balaton, ATV instructor training in Rochester, and ATV/Snowmobile instructor training in Spring Grove. Use of Force Training was received at the ATOM winter conference in Bloomington.
NW RTO Jon Paurus presented a training class for new and recertifying firearms safety instructors. A couple of the instructors had attended one of the forums and were excited about the online course and the corresponding field day. Background paperwork for new instructors was completed. Assistance to local field officers was provided regarding the upcoming fish house removal deadline.
Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens last week reviewed and updated Trail Ambassador training components for the upcoming classes. He did the same with off-highway vehicle Conservation Officer Academy training items. Owens also prepared for and attended division quarterly safety committee meeting at Ripley one day last week. Over the past weekend he took part in the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota annual vision meeting. Numerous email and phone calls related to snowmobile and ATV safety programs were handled throughout the week.
RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
Rec. Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens 763-753-1887 email@example.com
NE RTO Shelly Patten 218-244-8051 firstname.lastname@example.org
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-230-8549 email@example.com
NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 email@example.com
NW RTO Jon Paurus 218-298-4000 firstname.lastname@example.org
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez 651-464-7773 email@example.com
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