Camp Ripley Hunting and Fishing

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Public Archery Deer Hunt

The public archery hunt has taken place on Camp Ripley since 1954 and allows the general public the opportunity to hunt at Camp Ripley. Hunters may apply for one of two, two-day hunts in October. Visit https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/deer/index.html for more details or to apply.

Contact

Department of Natural Resources
320-616-2469

Disabled Veterans’ Deer Hunt

The Disabled Veterans Deer hunt takes place annually during the second week of October and runs concurrently with the Service Member Archery Hunt. Hunters are partnered with a volunteer, placed in mobile blinds throughout Camp and allowed to use shotguns with slugs. Meals and lodging are provided to the hunters.

Contact

Mr. Dennis Erie
320-380-4569
mn.service.orgs@gmail.com

Disabled Veterans Turkey Hunt

The Disabled Veterans Turkey Hunt takes place annually during the C or D turkey season. Hunters are partnered with a volunteer and placed in mobile blinds throughout Camp. Meals and lodging are provided to the hunters.

Contact

Mr. Dennis Erie
320-380-4569
mn.service.orgs@gmail.com

Service member Hunt Opportunities

Hunting opportunities for currently-serving or retired members of the military are available at both Camp Ripley and the Arden Hills Army Training Site. These opportunities are for deer or turkeys and take place during the normal state season for the species. For specific rules and to apply for the hunts, visit https://mnngapps.azurewebsites.us/huntingform.php

Contact

Jake Kitzmann
Camp Ripley Environmental
320-616-2722
jacob.n.kitzmann.mil@mail.mil

Trolling for Troops

Your opportunity to get a chance to fish with some of the best anglers in the Midwest! Anglers like the National Guard Professional Angling team, well known professional fishermen and others will guide a Disabled Vet and a recently Deployed MN National Guard Soldier or Airmen for a day on Mille Lacs Lake or the Mississippi River!

Contact

Mr. Dennis Erie
320-380-4569
mn.service.orgs@gmail.com

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