Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2015-02-24

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 picked up LaserShot and set up at Duluth Deer Classic and worked the show. The TIP Wall of Shame was also featured and District 8 Conservation Officers did a wonderful job of representing DNR enforcement and sharing info with the public. Patten attended the DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman winter workshop in Sandstone over the weekend. Patten taught classes and also did an evening program with Conservation Officer Mike Fairbanks featuring Mikes K9 partner Si. The program was well received and Si demonstrated a search for venison and fish as well as apprehension.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports completing instructor backgrounds, assisting with Instructor Equipment needs, and planning for upcoming Instructor certification clinics. Saturday he facilitated an instructor forum in St. Cloud where there were 31 volunteer instructors in attendance.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence assisted Acting RTO Neitzke with an instructor forum in Lakeville. The forum was well attended. RTO Lawrence hosted a Trail Ambassador training course for new participants. RTO Lawrence collected equipment at the Duluth sport show and worked on updates for instructor training. RTO Lawrence answered calls about spring firearms safety classes from the public.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke attended a Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructor Association Meeting. He worked on an instructor training presentation. RTO Neitzke hosted a volunteer instructor forum in Lakeville. He put on a Firearms Safety Instructor Clinic in Blaine. He also worked with RTO McBroom setting up an online Firearms Safety Field Day in Blaine.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week conducting an instructor forum, instructor training for HEFAS and Snowmobile/ATV, and a field day for HEFAS online students. The instructor forum was held in Windom. HEFAS instructor training was held in Canby and Blaine. The HEFAS field day was also conducted in Blaine with 30 students. Time was also spent rewriting the final exam for the HEFAS traditional class.

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

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