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DNR Safety Certification Courses

Wisconsin DNR hosts Safety Certification courses at Osceola School District throughout the year. Check back for class dates and times.  DNR courses include  Snowmobile Safety(fall), Hunter Safety (early spring), ATV Safety (spring) and Boater Safety (spring). Classes are taught by DNR trained volunteers. Students must have a WI DNR customer Id number to take a class. DNR numbers can be obtained by  registering online at https://gowild.wi.gov/


DNR Hunter Safety Certification

 more info or register online at https://gowild.wi.gov/


Dates: March 21, 23, 28, 30, April 4, 6 and 11.  From 7-9pm at Osceola High School in the Large Group Instruction Room  (LGI)

and  Range Day.  Saturday, April 8. 9am to noon at the Osceola Rod and Gun Club.

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1973 must have completed a hunter education course and show the certificate to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin.  The course is designed to teach people the skills needed to be responsible and safe hunters and to reduce the potential for hunting accidents, injuries and fatalities; to reduce the potential for conflict between hunters, landowners, and other resource users; and to promote safe, responsible, and ethical use of the environment and our resources.  A variety of learning exercises and assignments will be used to teach this class. This class is recommended for students at least 10 years of age.

 To register for this course, obtain a WI DNR Customer ID and register online at https://gowild.wi.gov/, then click the education tab, then safety classes. Select Polk County and Osceola. $10 fee is payable to Galen Maurer the first night of class.  You must register online with the WI DNR to enroll in this program.

All WI Recreational Safety Students are required to obtain a WI DNR Customer ID Number before the completion of any Recreational Safety Class and will also be required to provide your WI DNR Customer ID Number along with student's personal information to the instructor. If you have difficulties submitting your information, assistance is available by calling the DNR customer service from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1-888-936-7463 

 A young person who completes the hunter education course and receives a certificate are eligible to hunt and use legal rifles and shotguns without supervision beginning at age 14 and eligible to participate in these same activities with supervision at age 12.  Questions?  Contact instructor Galen Maurer -  e-mail gemaurer1@gmail.com  or call (715)222-2648.


DNR Snowmobile  Safety Certification  2015      

DNR ATV Safety Certification presented by Polk County Sheriff’s Department 

June 5, 7 & 9 , 12:30 to 3:30pm at Osceola Middle School in the IMC

Students must be in attendance all 3 classes. All ATVers who ride on public riding areas, who are at least age 12 and who were born on or after January 1, 1988 must have completed a safety certification course. For children under 12 years of age, the certificate does not become valid until the child reaches 12 years of age. Students with special needs must contact the instructor at least two weeks in advance of the course to request special accommodations. The purpose of the Wisconsin ATV Safety Training program is to promote responsible, safe and ethical ATV use. To reduce the potential for ATV accidents, injuries and fatalities, to reduce the potential for conflict between ATV'ers, landowners, and other resource users. The WI DNR course fee is $10.00 is payable at the 1st class. Parents must sign a DNR registration form as well at that time.  To register for this course, obtain a WI DNR Customer ID and register online at https://gowild.wi.gov/, then click the education tab, then safety classes. Select Polk County and Osceola. All WI Recreational Safety Students are required to obtain a WI DNR Customer ID Number before the completion of any Recreational Safety Class and will also be required to provide your WI DNR Customer ID Number along with student's personal information to the instructor. If you have difficulties submitting your information, assistance is available by calling the DNR customer service from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1-888-936-7463.  

 

DNR Boater Safety Certification presented by Polk County Sheriff’s Department

Dates: June 12, 14 and 16, 12:30 to 3:30pm at Osceola Middle School in the IMC

Students must be present all 3 classes. This 9-hour DNR Boater Safety Certification course in Osceola for youth 10 years of age and older. If you were born after 1988, you are required to complete a boating safety course to legally operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft (PWC). Anyone is eligible to take a boating safety class and receive a safety education completion certificate, although the certificate is not valid for a child until he or she is 12 years old. Children age 10 years having completed the Boater Safety course can operate a motorized boat or watercraft in the presence of an on-board adult. Children age 12 years and older having completed the Boater Safety course can operate a motorized boat or watercraft solo. In addition to being the law, taking a boating safety class can save your life: 4 of 5 people who die in boating accidents on Wisconsin's waters every year haven't had such formal training. The classroom training in the safe handling and operation of boats and watercraft i.e., Jet-skies, will include water & boating safety equipment, rules and ethics of the water, and navigation. The WI DNR course fee is $10.00 is payable at the 1st class. Parents must sign a DNR registration form as well at that time.  To register for this course, obtain a WI DNR Customer ID and register online at https://gowild.wi.gov/, then click the education tab, then safety classes. Select Polk County and Osceola.  All WI Recreational Safety Students are required to obtain a WI DNR Customer ID Number before the completion of any Recreational Safety Class and will also be required to provide your WI DNR Customer ID Number along with student's personal information to the instructor. If you have difficulties submitting your information, assistance is available by calling the DNR customer service from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1-888-936-7463. 


DNR SNOWMOBILE SAFETY

 CERTIFICATION 

DNR SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CERTIFICATION

Oct. 2017 TBA (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)


REGISTRATION:    Please register at class or online at https://gowild.wi.gov/

WHO:   Children 11 ½ years – adult should take this course.  Anyone born on or after January 1, 1985 must have this training & certification to legally operate a machine. Students who will turn 12 years prior to Feb. 1, 2017 and older are encouraged to attend.Adults are welcome to join this course as well. No Food or Beverages are allowed in the LGI so please have dinner before arriving at class.


NOTE:  Beginning with Jan. 1, 2002, Snowmobile Season anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, is required to have this course certification in order to legally operate a snowmobile in WI as per the DNR office. This certification is only valid in the State of Wisconsin.

Duane Wolter and other adult volunteers will conduct this DNR Certification course.  Checks should be made out to Duane Wolter not to the DNR.   Please bring a pen or pencil, highlighter, and notebook to class. Parents are asked to be prompt in the delivery & pick-up of their child all 3 evenings.Any disruptive behavior from students will not be tolerated and the parent will be called to come and pick up his/her child.

Class 1 (6:30 – 9 PM) Classroom Instruction. Students are asked to bring a sharpened pencil and writing paper to take notes.  Are parent or guardian is required to be in attendance the first night.

Class 2 (6:30 – 9 PM) Classroom Instruction Students are asked to bring their workbook, a sharpened pencil and writing paper to take notes. The instructor will collect a $10.00 DNR fee at this classroom session to cover the cost of materials and certificate.   Payable to Duane Wolter.  A parent/guardian signature is required on the child’s registration.

class 3 (6:30 – *8 PM*) Complete classroom instruction & Test.   Students are asked to bring their workbook, a sharpened pencil and writing paper to take and review notes before testing. Parents are asked to be prompt in the delivery & 8:00 PM early pick-up of their child this night.

Sat. TBA Trail Grooming will take place in late fall after farm crops have been harvested. Students will be given this date activity information at school through their morning announcements.  They and their parents will be responsible to meet at 9 AM @ Osceola High School main entrance.  This is a required course activity.




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