A total of 2,500 archery hunt permits to be available

Hunters can apply for the regular archery deer hunt at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 18.

This year, the three-day hunt will occur on Oct. 27-29 (Friday through Sunday, application code 668). A total of 2,500 permits will be made available. Successful applicants must buy a valid archery license to participate. The bag limit for this year’s hunt is two, and bonus permits may be used to take antlerless deer.

Hunters can find how to apply, the cost to apply, identification and age requirements, how to apply as a group, and important hunt rules and instructions, on the Minnesota DNR website.

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 Department of Military Affairs, which manages the 53,000-acre military reservation.