Archery hunters who participated in the Oct. 28-30 Camp Ripley Hunt near Little Falls had success, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
This year, 1,953 participating hunters harvested 221 deer during the three-day hunt, including several large bucks weighing more than 220 pounds. Last year, 1,949 hunters harvested 273 deer during the hunt.
The archery hunt at Camp Ripley is an annual event to manage the deer population. The DNR coordinates the hunts in collaboration with Central Lakes College Natural Resources Program, which sends students pursuing careers in wildlife management to help check deer, and the Department of Military Affairs, which manages the 53,000-acre military reservation. More details are available on the DNR Camp Ripley hunt page (https://mndnr.gov/Hunting/Deer/Camp-Ripley-Archery-Hunt.html).