Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2018-08-13

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:

Northwest RTO Greg Oldakowski performed duties related to creating a new firearms safety manual, including double-checking the suggested guidelines from the International Hunter Education Association. He also trained on equipment maintenance issues.

Southwest Metro RTO Brett Oberg attended meetings for the hunter education manual and an in-service planning meeting for shotgun armoring. Oberg also did equipment maintenance on safety education firearms. Academy work was also completed during the week.

Southwest RTO Jen Mueller attended an RTO division initiative meeting along with a shotgun armors meeting at Camp Ripley. She attended training at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Mueller also spoke on the radio about a public hearing meeting regarding the special northern pike regulations on Lake Minnie-Belle and also on youth firearms safety classes.

Southeast Metro RTO Chelsie Leuthardt continued work on the new firearms safety manual and made appointments for upcoming instructor clinics. She also instructed during night driving scenarios for the Academy cadets. Time was spent planning upcoming field days and range testing her new field day .22 rifles.

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