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Forkhorn – Youth Firearm Safety & Deer Hunting Camp

Forkhorn I

SESSION 1: JUNE 18-23, 2017
SESSION 2: JULY 2-7, 2017
SESSION 3: JULY 30-AUGUST 4, 2017 (ALL GIRLS CAMP)
SESSION 4: AUGUST 6-11, 2017
TUITION: $400 / $375 For MDHA Members | AGES: 11-16

Sponsored by the Minnsota Deer Hunters Association, this camp provides participants with basic knowledge necessary to become an ethical, responsible, and successful deer hunter. To understand our prey, we study white-tailed deer biology, habits, habitat needs. Campers then learn hunting skills including marksmanship and field to feast game care and preparation. Students that do not yet have their MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate (required to hunt in MN) will be trained by DNR Firearms Safety instructors and can test to receive their certificate as part of the camp experience.

Forkhorn II

JULY 9-14, 2017
TUITION: $400 / $375 For MDHA Members | AGES: 12-16
PREREQUISITE: MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate

Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, this advanced hunting camp is for youth who have received their MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate. It is a more intensive camp that takes students beyond the basic white-tailed deer hunting and offers training in bow hunting, map and compass skills, specialty hunting techniques, marksmanship training, ethical hunting practices, and game care and preparation. Students will be certified in the Minnesota Bowhunter Education Program (MBEP) as part of the camp.

Forkhorn III

JULY 23-28, 2017
TUITION: $400 / $375 For MDHA Members | AGES: 13-16
PREREQUISITE: MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate

Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, this advanced camp is a sampler covering several hunting and outdoor disciplines. It includes topics such as: Minnesota’s wildlife heritage, small game, big game, waterfowl, planning the hunt, and shotgun wingshooting techniques. Campers also learn advanced first aid, wilderness survival, advanced game tracking, wild edibles, fair chase philosophy, and more.