Students will have an opportunity to learn hands-on outdoors skills on Thursday, Nov. 3, in connection with the Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener at Breezy Point Resort.

“The focus of the day with the students will be awareness, knowledge and some outdoor skills that will lead to being a better informed steward of the outdoors,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Students will get to learn about nature and whitetails, with topics including deer habitat, shooting skills at a special air rifle and archery range, and finding out about how predators and prey fit into nature’s puzzle, with an interactive skills game.

Jan Welsh from the DNR’s Project Wild, and Dr. Bill Faber, a natural resources instructor from Central Lakes College, and others including members of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) will lead the charge on the day’s activities.

In addition, the students will have the opportunity to participate in the Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener Expo at Breezy Point Resort in the Breezy Point/Pequot Lakes Area for free.

More event information at www.mngovernorsdeeropener.com.