Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-11-18


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
STAFF NOTES:

NE RTO Shelly Patten worked on items for the Conflict Management Team. Patten set up Snowmobile and ATV instructor training for Brainerd and Ely areas. Patten worked Big Game/Deer hunting in District 7. Enforcement action taken for hunting without license in possession. Patten worked a decoy deer detail with officers in a problem area and deer baiting complaints.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports planning snowmobile and firearm safety Instructor training sessions. During the weekend he worked at State Patrol Dispatch in Roseville assisting with DNR Enforcement related calls. Sunday he checked deer hunters in the St. Cloud area. Good compliance to regulations was observed.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence worked on reviewing updates for fall/winter safety instructor newsletter. RTO Lawrence assisted with TIP call monitoring for the firearms deer season. RTO Lawrence patrolled and checked deer hunting activity and found that the recent snowfall had increased the harvest for some hunters as they were able to track deer movements far better. RTO Lawrence answered calls relating to trespass and posting requirements, party hunting, trapping in wildlife management areas, and hunting with aid of sound device for hearing.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke worked on volunteer instructor forum planning. He assisted Ft. Snelling State Park with the Dakota Women & Children's Commemorative March 2014. RTO Neitzke patrolled Dakota County with CO Pril for deer hunters and he answered public hunting law questions. He also worked the end of the 3A deer season in Goodhue County with CO Quandt.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the past week preparing for upcoming instructor training and instructor forums. Time was also spent working the deer season in District 18.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens worked the field part of last week checking deer hunters. The cold weather and snow appears to have impacted the number of hunters afield. Training for the Off-Highway Vehicle Safety and Conservation program was planned for late winter, early spring. Volunteer instructor newsletter items were put together and questions regarding ATV operation during the deer season were answered.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
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