Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2016-02-02


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 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 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 1st, 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, 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 had an Instructor Forum at Camp Ripley. Over 40 instructors attended to hear program updates and share ideas. Patten attended a RTO meeting at Camp Ripley. Patten worked on Plain Language projects for the Division. Patten attended a project team meeting with DNR and Leech Lake Tribal College.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports attending the monthly RTO meeting at Camp Ripley and planning for upcoming volunteer instructor forums. He also worked on instructor backgrounds, reviewed use of force material, and scheduled Hunter Education/Firearms Safety Instructor certification clinics.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence assisted with volunteer safety instructor forum held at Camp Ripley. RTO Lawrence attended monthly regional training officer meeting at Camp Ripley. RTO Lawrence completed snowmobile and trailer maintenance and finalized documents for ATV updates. RTO Lawrence attended the 2016 ATVAM Legislative meeting in Isle. RTO Lawrence met with the off-highway motorcycle group at DNR central office.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke updated ATV and Snowmobile Safety instructor training materials. He attended the volunteer instructor Forum and an RTO meeting at Camp Ripley. RTO Neitzke returned emails and phone calls regarding safety training questions, and instructor training class and forum registrations. He also worked on volunteer instructor background checks.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week doing HEFAS instructor background checks and paperwork. The first of many statewide instructor forums was attended at Camp Ripley. An RTO meeting was also attended at Camp Ripley.

NW RTO Jeff Halverson attended instructor forum at Camp Ripley, checked fishermen and investigated a dead deer, (it was very skinny and DNR Wildlife will have it tested).

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
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
Rec Veh Coord Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jeff Halverson 218-894-3577 jeff.halverson@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant