Camp Ripley archery huntsThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin accepting applications on July 1 for the 2009 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin accepting applications on July 1 for the 2009 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.
The application deadline is Aug. 14. Hunters may pick from one of two hunting seasons: Oct. 15-16 (code 668) or Oct. 31-Nov. 1 (code 669). There will be 5,000 permits available (2,500 per two-day hunt). Hunters may choose from four options this year to apply for hunts:
· Through the DNR’s computerized Electronic Licensing System (ELS) at any one of 1,800 agents located throughout Minnesota.
· By telephone at (888) 665-4236.
· Through DNR’s Internet licensing link at www.dnr.state.mn.us.
· At the DNR License Center in St. Paul.
The fee is $8 per applicant. Those who apply by phone or Internet will be charged an additional convenience fee of $3.50 per transaction.
To apply, resident and nonresident hunters will need one of the following: a valid state driver’s license or state issued identification card with current address, a firearms safety certificate number, or a MDNR number found on a recent Minnesota fishing and hunting license.
It is important that the identification card used reflects the current mailing address, because this is where notices will be sent to people who are successful in the computer preference drawing. If nonresidents use their DNR number to apply, they must use the number from the last time they applied in order to retain accrued preference. Residents must be at least 10 years old and nonresidents at least 12 year old prior to their hunt. In addition, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, must have a firearms safety certificate, a previous hunting license, or other evidence of successfully completing a hunter safety course to obtain a license to hunt or trap in Minnesota.
- Press release