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Learn about or sharpen your outdoor skills with these upcoming online webinars in our Minnesota outdoor skills and stewardship series.
Each webinar begins at noon on Wednesdays and last less than an hour. These offerings are shorter than in-person opportunities, require no travel and fit into busy schedules.
Contact Benji Kohn for additional information at [email protected] or 651-259-5178.
- Upcoming webinars
Hunters as citizen scientistsDNR researchers are tasked with monitoring the populations of many game species to help wildlife management efforts, including efforts to set hunting seasons and regulations. But they can’t always collect the data themselves. In this webinar, you’ll learn about two science-based surveys in which hunters are integral to contributing the data needed to help monitor deer and turkey populations through time.
Clay target shooting for beginnersSheri Brengman, DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman program volunteer steering committee member and instructor, will talk about the basics of trap shooting and other clay target shooting games. Learn the terminology, structure, and etiquette so you’re ready to head out and give it a try yourself!
Early goose seasonMinnesota has a very healthy Canada goose population, especially in areas near cities and urban centers. Special hunting seasons that target local geese have been established by the DNR. Dave Trauba, DNR wildlife manager, will discuss early season hunting opportunities for geese and provide tips on where and how to bag a goose this time of the year.
Hunting ammunition options and tipsKraig Kiger, DNR shooting sports coordinator, will lead a talk on hunting ammunition. We will discuss options for different game, development of alternatives to lead and other tips to consider when purchasing ammo.
- Past webinars
Click a topic below to watch past online skills presentations
- Aquatic invasive species
- Common fish
Darkhouse spearing: Learn about spearing large fish through a big hole in the ice – the closest thing to hunting on hard water. Please check spearing regulations.
Muzzleloader: The basics of using a muzzleloader and other timely tips and techniques for the muzzleloader deer season. Firesticks may not be legal in 2022. Check all regulations before using this technology.
- Firearms safety
See the archery and shooting topics in the Outdoors listing.
- Mourning dove
- Small game
- Upland birds
- Wild turkey
- Winter activities