Learn to hunt deer

Become an active participant in the outdoors

Do you value strong connections to your outdoors and the food you eat? Are you looking for a new way to interact with the fields, woods, and waters around you?

Learning how to hunt deer with the Minnesota DNR is a fantastic opportunity for you to go from being a spectator to an active participant in Minnesota’s outdoors. You can learn how take high quality meat out of the field and put it on the table!

Regardless of where you’re from, or how much experience you have, we want to give you the knowledge and information you’ll need to get out into the deer woods!

Fall 2022 in-person programming now accepting applications

The DNR is offering in-person Adult Learn to Hunt classes for the fall of 2022. Classes will be in either Bemidji or Bloomington. If you are interested in taking these classes:

  • Please contact James Burnham at [email protected] or Kraig Kiger at [email protected].
  • Download a registration form and submit your completed form as soon as you can.
  • Class space is limited.
  • Cost is $150 for all instruction, range time, hunts and lodging. Scholarships are available for qualified applicants.
  • Completion of Firearms Safety training is required.