Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-04-15


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 attended an RTO meeting via Lync. Patten held Firearms Safety Instructor training in Duluth for nine new instructors. Patten completed an instructor of the year nomination and also worked with area officers on upcoming instructor appreciation banquet planning.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac attended the monthly RTO meeting at Camp Ripley. Worked on instructor background checks an followed-up on instructors? questions. In addition, continued preparations for in-service training for Conservation Officers.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence completed some background applications follow-up request with instructors. RTO Lawrence worked on further preparation for upcoming youth field day class. RTO Lawrence answered calls from citizens regarding dock restrictions along the Mississippi River, fishing in area lakes with fish kill, crow season and turkey seasons with youth licensing.

SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez had some meeting in the St Paul area. The RTO patrolled Carlos Avery WMA for unlawful ATV and off-road vehicle use; there have been several complaints received by CAWMA staff. The RTO also prepared for the upcoming week of in-service training at Camp Ripley.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on backgrounds and had a class for Bowhunter Education Instructors in Lanesboro. An RTO meeting was attended using Lync. Time was also spent getting prepared for upcoming in-service training.

NW RTO Jon Paurus provided rifle training for the District 2 officers. A meeting was attended in Detroit Lakes. Assistance to local officers with field work in the Otter Tail and Becker counties was also provided.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens last week helped prepare for and then attended the Annual Trail Ambassador meeting in Brainerd. He assisted with a single vehicle rollover accident that happened in front of him enroute home from Brainerd. Owens took part in the monthly Regional Training Officer meeting one day last week. He also completed required online training, answered calls and emails, and took part in work planning.

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 RTO Alex Gutierrez 651-464-7773 alex.gutierrez@state.mn.us

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