The archery hunts at Minnesota's Camp Ripley are popular annual events and 2020 permits will be available Friday, August 28, but there will be a change this year.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, hunters can purchase permits for the archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls starting at noon on Friday.  However, there will be no preference lottery for permits this year.  Permits will now be available on a on a first-come, first served basis through October 2.

Hunters may purchase permits for the Camp Ripley archery hunt in-person wherever DNR licenses are sold, or you can click here to purchase your permit online.  Each participant must also purchase a valid archery license. The DNR is not currently providing in-person license or permit services at any of its locations.

Hunters will need to use surplus permit code 677 to purchase a permit, and then choose from one of two hunt dates: Oct. 15-16 (Thur.-Fri., code 668) or Oct. 31-Nov. 1 (Sat.-Sun., code 669). A person may only purchase a permit for one time period. A total of 4,000 permits, with 2,000 per two-day hunt, will be available.

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The bag limit for this year’s hunt is two, of which only one may be a buck, and bonus permits may be used to take antlerless deer.

You can follow the link below to get complete details on the hunt, including official rules and a summary of of the 2019 hunt.