About the DNR Hunter Safety Course:
- This is a firearms safety course that consists of a minimum of 12 hours of classroom training (broken up into four class dates) which will cover the safe handling of firearms, hunter responsibility and wildlife conservation. Students then complete an additional field experience day.
- The field experience consists of seven required scenario-based training opportunities. These scenarios allow students to learn and demonstrate commonly accepted principles of safety in hunting and the handling of firearms (including shooting a .22 caliber rifle on a range.)
- After successful completion of the DNR Hunter Safety Course, each student will receive their DNR Firearms Safety Certification.
- A DNR Firearms Safety Certification is required of anyone born after December 31, 1979 to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota.
- Youth ages 11 and older can attend a firearms safety certification course and receive their certificate. The firearms safety certificate will become valid at age 12.
Course Fee: $7.50
The following are optional add-ons that help support our instructors. A donation of $39 will include all of the below:
- Pizza & beverages
- Gun & ammo rental
- Eye & ear protection
- Range fee
- Use of tree stand and safety harnesses
- The course fee also includes a one-year membership which benefits include: free scope installation & bore sighting, free labor on gun-smithing services, one rifle or shotgun at dealer cost
*If you have a scheduling conflict for any of the four dates, please call Mike Briggs at 612-644-8864 to schedule make up arrangements for any missed training.
Visit the DNR’s website for additional info on state hunting and firearm safety regulations in Minnesota.