Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2017-09-18

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 the online course information, 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 and Adult Snowmobile Safety Courses and instructor training sessions.

Please direct questions to 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR.

Reminder---anyone born after December 31, 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 31, 1976, who operates a snowmobile in Minnesota, must possess a snowmobile certificate. Two options are available to complete certification. Ages 11 and older can take the online course and hands-on day or attend the traditional youth course. Those 16 or older can take the online course.

Reminder---Anyone born after July 1, 1987, who operates an ATV on public lands and waters in Minnesota, must successfully complete the ATV Safety Training online course. Persons under age 16 must complete the ATV online course and riding component before riding on public lands. Please direct questions to 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:

NW RTO Greg Oldakowski (acting) reports archery hunting and bear hunting activity in the area were prevalent. Deer and geese were dumped in road ditches and were investigated as well. Lesson plans for firearms safety classes were rewritten for volunteer safety instructors.

NE RTO Mike Lee attended meetings this past week at Camp Ripley. One of the meetings was for lesson plan review and writing the Firearm Safety Instructor Program. The second meeting was for planning and organizing duties and upcoming training for the Use of Force Team.

South Metro RTO Phil George (acting) spent the week at Trapping School in Indiana.

North Metro RTO Brett Oberg (acting) helped teach a Volunteer Firearms Instructor Clinic at Carlos Avery this past week. Officer Oberg also attended a Use of Force Meeting and an out of state firearms training.

Southern RTO Jen Mueller (acting) attended a RTO meeting at Camp Ripley. She conducted the first half of a FAS Instructor Clinic for Park and Rec students with an emphasis on natural resources at Minnesota State University, Mankato. While on campus, she attended a career connections event and answered questions.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
NE RTO Mike Lee 218-821-9747 mike.lee@state.mn.us
NW RTO Greg Oldakowski 218-631-5972 gregory.oldakowski@state.mn.us
North Metro RTO Brett Oberg 320-234-3741 brett.oberg@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Jennifer Mueller 320-234-3499 jennifer.mueller@state.mn.us
South Metro RTO Phil George 507-775-2006 philip.george@state.mn.us
Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence 763-267-8534 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant