History
Minnesota National Guard
Camp Ripley Hunting and Fishing
Deer 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.

Contact:
Department of Natural Resources
16543 Haven Road
Little Falls, MN 56345

(320) 616-2469
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.

Dennis Erie at St. Cloud VA Hospital
Telephone
(320) 255-6323
FAX (320) 255-6461
Postal address St. Cloud VA Hospital, 4801 8th Street North, St. Cloud, MN 56303
DAV Deer Hunt
Deer 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 memberswill be hosted at Camp Ripley Only.

See the application link below for more information on individual hunts, eligibility, as well as how to apply.

Hunt Applications

Contact:
Mr. John E. Maile
Camp Ripley Environmental
15000 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN
john.e.maile.nfg@mail.mil
(320) 616-2722
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!

Trolling for Troops application.pdf

Articles

Trolling for the Troops Hooks Community and Military
06/11/2014

Service Members Find Peace of Mind even in Winter Hunt
12/06/2013

Dead Trees Provide Training for Camp Ripley Staff and Partners
11/05/2013

Archers hunt deer, deer ticks at Camp Ripley
10/28/2012

Bow hunters, despite wet weather, doing well at Camp Ripley
10/25/2012

First Camp Ripley archery deer hunt is another success
10/25/2011

Acorns and icons
10/06/2011

Sixty Disabled Veterans Deer Hunting at Camp Ripley
10/4/11

Vets Hunt Turkeys at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 4/22/11

Disabled veterans to hunt turkeys on April 19-21
04/09/2011

A Governor Goes Hunting
11/15/2010

Pawlenty at Camp Ripley Deer Hunt one last time
Written by Sgt. Tim Krouth, 11/5/10

Another strong harvest at Camp Ripley bow hunt

11/05/2010

BIG Bucks Fall to the Bow at Camp Ripley Hunt in Minnesota!
11/16/2009

Deployed Soldier Deer Hunt in Second Year
Written by Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 10/5/07

Wounded Warrior ... A Hunter Again

10/03/2007

Returning Soldiers Eligible for Free Hunting, Fishing Licenses

08/01/2007

Returning Minnesota National Guard Veterans Join Forces with DAV in Camp Ripley Deer Hunt

Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 10/8/06


 
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