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August 18 deadline for Camp Ripley archery hunts

August 18 deadline for Camp Ripley archery hunts

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Hunters can apply through August 18 for regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.
The archery hunt at Camp Ripley is an annual event coordinated in collaboration with the Department of Military Affairs and the Central Lakes College Natural Resources Department, and MDNR.

Applications can be made by phone at (888)665-4236, in person where hunting and fishing licenses are sold, or online.

Hunters may pick only one of two hunting seasons, either October 19 and 20 (Code 668) or October 28 and 29 (Code 669).

A total of 4,000 permits, with 2,000 per two-day hunt, will be made available. The bag limit for this year’s hunt is one, and bonus permits may be used to take antlerless deer.

The Department of Natural Resources will sample deer harvested at the Camp Ripley hunts for chronic wasting disease. Protocols will be in place for sampling and handling trophy deer using licensed taxidermists.

To find additional rules and instructions for this year’s hunt visit

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