Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2018-05-23

Please check the DNR website 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 online for the online course information. (It?s also at www.mndnr.gov.)

Please check the DNR website 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. People 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:
Southwest Metro RTO Brett Oberg spent the week teaching at the Conservation Officer Academy. Officer Oberg instructed the new COC?s on the use of their issued handgun. Topics included reloads, malfunction clearance, shooting from cover, movement, stress shooting, and qualification. RTO Oberg also helped with a district?s Online Field Day at the 20 Rifle and Pistol club in Medford.

Southwest RTO Jen Mueller completed two field days for students that completed their online HEFAS course. She worked with local volunteer instructors and conservation officers to teach the students safe firearm handling along with safe and ethical hunting practices. She also worked with folks from the Murray County Sheriff?s Office to become volunteer ATV and Snowmobile instructors. She finished up backgrounds from pervious instructor clinics.

North Metro RTO Brandon McGaw assisted for several days at Camp Ripley with new recruits being exposed to defensive tactics and firearms training. Time was also directed to several arson fires in Kanabec County. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the TIP Line.

Southeast Metro RTO Chelsie Leuthardt assisted with firearms and defensive tactics training at Camp Ripley for the current CO Academy. She attended a Firearm Safety Field Day Training in Medford. CO Leuthardt also assisted with burn permit questions and helped identify a snake found in a yard that had been misidentified as a Timber Rattlesnake.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence assisted with Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, and Firearms Training with the Conservation Officer Academy at Camp Ripley. RTO Lawrence also assisted county law enforcement with an off-road vehicle trespass complaint. RTO Lawrence revised Off-road Vehicle Training materials for the Conservation Officer Training Academy. RTO Lawrence completed follow-up on Trail Ambassador and ATV Safety Instructor Training background applications. RTO Lawrence worked with CO Fitzgerald on the Soo Line Trail System in Aitkin and Mille Lacs County area for off-highway vehicle activity. Several ATVs were seen and a few enforcement contacts made.

RTO E-MAIL:
NE RTO Mike Lee [email protected]
NW RTO Greg Oldakowski [email protected]
Southwest Metro RTO Brett Oberg [email protected]
Southern RTO Jen Mueller [email protected]
North Metro RTO Brandon McGaw [email protected]
Southeast Metro RTO Chelsie Leuthardt [email protected]
Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence [email protected]

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant