Camp Ripley Hunting and Fishing
Archery Deer Hunt
An annual archery deer hunt has been held at Camp Ripley since 1954. This hunt draws nationwide attention. It is one of the largest archery deer hunts in the United States, and provides the opportunity to pursue one of Ripley's notoriously large bucks. Hunters are allowed to apply for one of two 2-day seasons.
Department of Natural Resources
Disabled Veterans’ Deer Hunt
The Department of Natural Resources began monitoring the deer population at Camp Ripley in 1954, the first year of the annual white-tail bow hunt.
Offered each fall, is the Disabled American Veterans' deer hunt (established in 1992).
The St. Cloud Veterans Administration (VA) conducts the hunt.
Mr. Dennis Erie
Disabled Veterans Turkey Hunt
The 2019 deployed Soldier turkey hunt will be held May 6-7 (Season C) and again on May 13-14 (Season D) at Camp Ripley. AHATS hunts will be May 8-10 (Season D) and May 15-17 (Season E), 2019. Applications are due by November 30, 2018 for these hunts and applicants must be current or retired military members, or have served since 2001 for any of our Nation's Armed Forces.
Mr. Dennis Erie
Service member Hunt Opportunities
Available hunts include an Archery Deer Hunt, a Muzzle Loader Deer Hunt and a Turkey Hunt. A separate Archery Deer Hunt and Turkey Hunt will be held at both Camp Ripley and the Arden Hills Army Training Site. The Muzzle Loader Deer Hunt is only available to previously deployed Service members and will be hosted at Camp Ripley Only.
Camp Ripley Environmental
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!