Anyone interested in hunting, fishing and the outdoors can learn about activities like how to hunt pheasants, catch bass in the fall or get ready for deer seasons by joining webinars hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR started the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series in March to share how-to knowledge relevant to Minnesota outdoor seasons and activities. Most of the webinars center on hunting or fishing skills, and some have covered other outdoor activities like kayaking or foraging. The webinars are at noon on Wednesdays and last less than an hour.

The webinars are free, but participants are required to pre-register. Fall session topics are as follows and registration pages for the webinars are available on the DNR website.

Oct. 20 – Bats of Minnesota and why many consider them a great backyard visitor

Oct. 27 – The latest on chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Minnesota and what hunters need to know about this disease and what the DNR is doing to manage it

Nov. 3 – Preparing for the firearms deer season, including last-minute tips, reminders, strategies to be successful this deer season

Nov. 10 – Muzzleloader hunting tips and techniques

Nov. 17 – Creating habitat in your woods to attract more wildlife

Nov. 24 – Nature Rx, ahead of Free Park Friday at all 75 Minnesota state parks, about the health benefits of getting outdoors in parks, forests and other natural settings