DNR Volunteer Instructor Newsletter

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Volunteer Safety Training Instructor Newsletter

January/February 2017

Safety Training Student Certifications for 2016

Below is the breakdown of student certifications for 2016:

Firearms Safety                23,368

Snowmobile Safety            7,339

ATV Safety                           4,749

Thank you for your continued volunteer efforts in providing safety training opportunities for youth in your community.  We look forward to working with you again in 2017!

Nominations for 2016 Firearms Safety Instructor of the Year Needed

Please take time to recognize those individual volunteer safety instructors who have gone above and beyond to make our youth Firearms Safety program a success in your local community.  Most of us know a few dedicated volunteer instructors who ‘go the extra mile’. 

Please take a few minutes to nominate a deserving volunteer safety instructor.  The nomination form is now available on the DNR website at: Nomination Forms.

The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2017.

ATV Safety Training

          Attention ATV Safety Instructors

A NEW PowerPoint for ATV Safety training classes will be available after March 1, 2017. The PowerPoint will include classroom activities which reviews ATV laws and related safety components.  The PowerPoint is Optional and will be preloaded on a jump drive. Contact Brenda at enforcement.education@state.mn.us or call 320-412-1172 to request one.

Links to Websites:


Henry Repeating Arms Company   .22  rifles, both Lever and Bolt action.  Call  718/499-5600 or visit their website at:  Henry Repeating Arms Co.

Hunter Safety Systems - Fall Arrest Harness   Call 877-296-3528 or go to: Savage Arms   .22 bolt action youth models - single shot

Third Hand Archery - Tree Stand Gun Hoist and other training aids available for purchase.

IHEA - Subscribe to the International Hunter Education Association Email Newsletter.

Additional Websites:

Adaptive Hunting Equipment           

Alan Madison DVDs

DNR Instructor Page

Ducks Unlimited

Hunter Education Tools

Izaak Walton League

 MN Deer Hunters Assoc.

MN Shooting Ranges

MN Volunteer Instructor Association

Nat'l Bow Hunter Ed Foundation

Nat'l Shooting Sports Foundation

Nat'l Wild Turkey Foundation

Pheasants Forever

Ruffed Grouse Society

Safari Club

Turn In Poachers


American Council of Snowmobile Associations



Heads Up Braking System

MN 4-Wheel Drive Association

MN United Snowmobilers Association

Nat'l Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council