Youth Firearm Safety & Hunting Camps

Forkhorn I






Tuition: $475 or $450 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 rifle range, you can be assured that your camper will come away with a high level of firearms safety, responsible hunting practices, and wildlife ecology skills. Although they will be busy with firearms safety training, campers will also have plenty of time for recreational and outdoor skills classes such as canoeing, fishing, survival, orienteering, rock climbing, and much more.

Note: For Summer 2022, due to increased demand in Firearms Safety we are recommending that only campers who need their Firearms Safety Certificate prior to camp sign up for Forkhorn I. Forkhorn I is not a prerequisite for Forkhorn II. If your camper has Firearms Safety prior to camp and wants to attend Forkhorn 1, we recommend waiting until spring to register and check availability. Thanks!

June 12-June 17, 2022 (1 spot left!)

June 26-July 1, 2022

July 17-July 22, 2022

July 24-July 29 2022 (ALL-GIRLS)

August 7-August 12, 2022 FULL!!

Forkhorn II

Dates: July 10-July 15, 2022 (FULL!)

Tuition: $475 or $450 for MDHA members | Ages: 12-16
Prerequisite: MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate (Forkhorn I is not a prerequisite)

Students will be certified in the Minnesota Bowhunter Education Program (MBEP) as part of the camp; this certification is required in to purchase archery hunting tags in many states, provinces, or special designated archery hunting areas in MN. Sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, this advanced hunting camp takes students beyond the basic white-tailed deer hunting and offers higher level training in bow hunting such as shooting out of deer stands and walking a 3D archery target course. Additionally, they will learn advanced map and compass skills, high caliber rifle and muzzleloader training, and ethical hunting practices. Campers will go on a day long canoe trip down the Boy River, up and over beaver dams to the remote Little Boy Lake to fish and have a campsite lunch. 

*Personal bows and arrows are allowed at camp, but target tips only*

Forkhorn III

Dates: Not offered 2022, see you in 2023!

Ages: 13-16
Prerequisite: MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate

We are currently working on updating the camp curriculum, material, and activities. We hope to be back with a new Forkhorn III next summer!