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Posted on: June 30, 2021

DNR Offering Webinars Throughout July and August

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is conducting weekly webinars on a variety of outdoors topics over the next two months as part of its annual Summer Series.

The webinars are held at noon on Wednesdays throughout the rest of summer and are as follows:

Noon Wednesday, July 7 “Shore Fishing 102: Down by the River” – This is the second shore fishing webinar this year. Ray Ruiz, DNR hunting and fishing skills liaison, and professional angler Tom Campbell will discuss river fishing tactics and strategies to increase your chances of catching fish from a riverbank or dock.

Noon Wednesday, July 14 “Getting Started in Archery” – Learn basic archery terms and skills necessary to select a bow that fits your individual needs. Kraig Kiger, DNR shooting sports education specialist, and James Burnham, DNR R3 coordinator, will discuss traditional equipment, compound bows and crossbows.

Noon Wednesday, July 21 “Finding Trout in Minnesota Streams and Lakes” – Fly angler John Dieck and Ray Ruiz, DNR hunting and fishing skills liaison, will discuss strategies used to catch more trout.

Noon Wednesday, July 28 – “Bear Hunting and Biology” – Join Andy Tri, DNR bear biologist, and Kraig Kiger, DNR shooting sports education specialist, as they talk about bears and bear hunting. They will discuss baiting and methods for attracting bears to a site.

Noon Wednesday, Aug. 4 “How to Get Certified in Firearms Training” – Do you know someone who wants to go hunting this fall. DNR conservation officers will discuss Minnesota hunter safety requirements, including how to get certified in firearms training.

Noon Wednesday, Aug. 11 “Rifle Basics” – Learn the basics of using a rifle with Kraig Kiger, DNR sports education specialist, and James Burnham, DNR R3 coordinator. Topics will include a discussion of the different loading mechanisms and their uses. This class will help you decide which rifle will meet your hunting and recreational needs.

Noon Wednesday, Aug. 18 “Mourning Dove Hunting” – Join Ray Ruiz, DNR hunting and fishing skills liaison, and James Burnham, DNR R3 coordinator, as they discuss hunting strategies and techniques to harvest mourning doves.

Noon Wednesday, Aug. 25 “DNR at the State Fair” – Have you been missing the Minnesota State Fair? Dawn Bahajak, DNR’s State Fair coordinator, will give us a sneak peek at all the fun things you will able to see and do at DNR exhibits this year.

All the webinars are free and for those interested, you can reserve a spot by going to 

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