Families can learn together at Minnesota DNR’s deer day Aug. 14

Families that want to learn the basics of deer hunting are
invited to attend the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
(DNR) Deer Day program. Women, men, and youth 10 and older
accompanied by a guardian, are welcome to attend this free

Also, people age 16 and older who are taking the online firearms
safety course can complete their field day requirement at this

The event, hosted by the DNR’s Becoming An Outdoors Family Program,
will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Wilkens’
Farm near Mora in Kanabec County.

Lou Cornicelli, DNR big game program coordinator, will lead off the
day with a presentation on white-tailed deer. Afterward,
participants will move through a series of hands-on stations where
they will learn how to track deer; deer stand placement and safety;
and shotgun, rifle, archery and muzzleloader shooting.

Instructors will include DNR wildlife staff, DNR conservation
officers, Becoming an Outdoor Family volunteers and members of the
Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.

“Deer Day is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in
learning the basic of deer hunting to get hands-on experience,”
said Linda Bylander, Becoming An Outdoors Woman program

Register by contacting Bylander by phone at 218-833-8628 or by
email at linda.bylander@state.mn.us. Lunch is included with the

A complete list of programs available through the Becoming An
Outdoors Woman and Family programs is available online at

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