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
Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon
Waterfowl hunting basicsCurious about waterfowl hunting? Join David Scott from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl specialist, to learn about how the state and federal governments work together to study waterfowl and set regulations. We'll also go over some tips and resources on how to get started in waterfowl hunting.
Wednesday, Sept. 29 at noon
Fall bass fishing tipsJoin tournament angler Mandy Uhrich to learn about tackle and techniques for fall bass fishing. Mandy is an avid bass angler and will help you learn how to catch this fun sportfish during the fall.
Wednesday, Oct. 6 at noon
Bird hunting with a pointing dogLearn from DNR forest habitat assessment biologist Lindsey Shartell about her favorite upland birds to hunt with her pointing dogs and the training required for both the owner and dog to become a team in the field.
Wednesday, Oct. 13 at noon
Pheasant hunting 101Matt Lee from Minnesota Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and James Burnham, DNR R3 coordinator, discuss what you need to know to go after pheasants this fall. They will discuss hunting strategies, techniques and how to get started chasing longtails.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 at noon
Bats of MinnesotaSpooktacular Oct. 31 will be here before you know it! October is Bat Month, so come learn from Melissa Boman, DNR bat researcher, all about Minnesota bats and why many consider them a great backyard visitor.
Wednesday, Oct. 27 at noon
Chronic Wasting Disease: What hunters need to for firearms deer seasonChronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease that affects members of the deer family and it's spreading in Minnesota. Kelsie LaSharr from the DNR wildlife health program and James Burnham, DNR R3 coordinator, discuss what hunters need to know about this disease and what the DNR is doing to manage it.
Wednesday, Nov. 3 at noon
Prepping for firearms deer seasonOpening day of firearms deer hunting is Saturday, Nov. 6. DNR R3 coordinator James Burnham and our guest conservation officer will go over last minute tips, reminders and strategies to be successful this deer season. Our panel of experts will also take any questions you have before you head out to deer camp!
Wednesday, Nov. 10 at noon
Deer hunting with a muzzleloaderJoin DNR shooting sports education specialist Kraig Kiger and DNR conservation officer Phil George to discuss the upcoming Minnesota muzzleloader deer season. They will cover the basics of using a muzzleloader and other timely tips and techniques.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at noon
Creating wildlife habitat in your woodsJoin Kraig Kiger, DNR shooting sports education specialist, and his guest from DNR Forestry, as they discuss creating wildlife habitat in your woodlands. They will cover some great resources and things you can do to attract more wildlife to your property.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 at noon
Nature RXDid you know Friday, Nov. 26, is Free Park Friday at all 75 Minnesota state parks? Join Sara Holger, Whitewater State Park naturalist, to learn about the health benefits of getting outdoors in parks, forests and other natural settings. Discover tools and resources to explore parks and greenspaces near you and learn about outdoor recreation opportunities at Minnesota state parks.
- Past webinars
Click a topic below to watch past online skills presentations
- Firearms safety
See the archery and shooting topics in the Outdoors listing.
- Mourning dove
- Small game
- Wild turkey