Firearms safety instructors needed in Upsala area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for two or three firearms safety instructors in the Upsala area.

Minnesota DNR Firearms Safety/Hunter Education is taught strictly by volunteer Instructors. Commitment by these volunteer instructors to teach one class can run upwards to 20 hours per class. There are 45 active volunteer DNR firearm safety instructors in Morrison County who, collectively, taught 32 firearms safety/hunter education classes in the years 2012 and 2013. There were 628 students certified in firearms safety in Morrison County, as a direct result of work by these instructors, in the years 2012 and 2013.

Statistics show that firearms safety has had a notable impact on the reduction of hunting accidents in the last 60 years.

Anyone interested in becoming a DNR firearms safety instructor is asked to contact Conservation Officer Joyce Kuske at (320) 745-2046 or email [email protected]