Learn to hunt deer in 2020

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, and learn how take high quality meat out of the field and put it on the table!

For fall 2020, our Learn to Hunt Deer programming will be entirely online! Please join for a series of one-hour lunchtime (noon – 1 p.m.) webinars over the five weeks leading up to the statewide youth deer season starting on Thursday, Oct.15, 2020.

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! Each webinar will have time for questions with presenters.

  • Sept. 15 - Class 1: Overview of webinar, introductions, to deer hunting, and what do you need to hunt deer
  • Sept. 17 - Class 2: Deer biology, hunting history in Minnesota, hunter ethics, and why hunting matters
  • Sept. 22 - Class 3: Rules and regulations, considerations when for hunting for food
  • Sept. 24 - Class 4: Gear and equipment, what you need and what you don’t
  • Sept. 29 - Class 5: Deer ecology and habitat use, online scouting, identifying public lands
  • Oct. 1 - Class 6: Deer sign, scouting in the field
  • Oct. 6 - Class 7: Setting up for a hunt I – pick a spot, adjust tactics through the season
  • Oct. 8 - Class 8: Setting up for a hunt II – locations and stands that you can use
  • Oct. 13 - Class 9: After the shot I – trailing, field dressing, retrieving an animal
  • Oct. 15 - Class 10: After the shot II – butchering, processing, storing venison


There is no cost for this webinar, but registration and post event surveys will be required for all participants. Please register at this page. For additional information contact: