Oct 26, 2012 at 6:45 am
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (KNSI) Archers took a two-day total of 208 deer during the first bow hunt October 18th and 19th at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.
The DNR says a second two-day hunt is scheduled for tomorrow and Sunday.
The total harvest of 208 deer thus far is 14-percent above the long-term average harvest of 182 deer for the first hunt.
Five adult bucks tipped the scales at or above 200 pounds. The largest buck registered weighed 215 pounds, taken by James Higgins of South Haven.
The DNR coordinates the hunts with the Department of Military Affairs, which manages the 53,000-acre military reservation.