Youth Firearm Safety & Hunting Camps
Tuition: $450 or $425 for MDHA members | Ages: 11-16
Successful completion of this camp earns students their MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate. By learning in a cooperative classroom, doing hands-on activities outside, and plenty of practice at our shooting range, you can be assured that your camper will come away with a high level of safety awareness. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, this camp provides participants with basic knowledge necessary to become an ethical, responsible, and successful hunter. Although busy with firearms safety training, campers will also have plenty of time for recreational and outdoor skills classes such as canoeing, fishing, survival, and orienteering.
Note: For Summer 2021, campers who have already fully completed their firearms safety certificate (both the online class and the field day) upon arrival at camp will not be eligible for Forkhorn I at this time. Campers are still encouraged to sign up for Forkhorn I camp if they have done the online class but not the field day.
Please contact us if you would like your camper (who already has fully completed firearms safety) to be on a waitlist in case openings occur.
June 20-25, 2021
June 27-July 2, 2021
July 4-9, 2021
July 25-30, 2021 (ALL-GIRLS)
August 15-20, 2021
Dates: July 18-23, 2021
Tuition: $450 or $425 for MDHA members | Ages: 12-16
Prerequisite: MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate (Forkhorn I is not required)
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 higher level training in bow hunting such as shooting out of stands and walking a 3D target course. Additionally, campers will learn advanced map and compass skills, high caliber rife and muzzleloader 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; this certification is required in many states, provinces, or special designated archery hunting areas.
Dates: Not offered 2021, see you in 2022!
Tuition: $450 or $425 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.