News release: Fish and Wildlife Almanac, July 6

July 6, 2023

Apply through Aug. 18 for Camp Ripley archery hunts

Hunters can apply for the fall archery deer hunt at Camp Ripley near Little Falls through Friday, Aug. 18. This year, the three-day hunt will happen Oct. 27-29 (Friday through Sunday, application code 668). A total of 2,500 permits will be made available. The bag limit is two and bonus permits may be used to take antlerless deer.

The archery hunt at Camp Ripley is an annual event. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources coordinates the hunt in collaboration with Central Lakes College Natural Resources Department, and the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs, which manages the 53,000-acre military reservation.

Complete details on how to apply, hunt rules and other important instructions are available on the DNR website.

DNR webinar covers fawn research

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites people interested in wildlife and outdoor skills to check out the summer program schedule for the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series. Live webinar presentations are at noon on Wednesdays.

The next webinar is Wednesday, July 12. Tyler Obermoller, DNR natural resources specialist, will discuss how researchers are using thermal infrared drones to locate white-tailed deer fawns. The fawns are then fitted with GPS-collars, which allow researchers to monitor the animals and assess the causes of mortality in young deer. This talk will walk through this cutting-edge project from start to finish and share some of the mysteries of how newborn fawns avoid predators.

The Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series webinars are offered year-round and are free, though registration is required. Visit the Outdoor Skills and Stewardship webpage of the DNR website for the registration portal, more information about upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.

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