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Attending these activities this summer can help you improve your outdoor skills

Abdi Isaaq

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Discover new outdoor skills or improve your existing ones by participating in one of these Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' future online webinars.

1. Finding Trout in Minnesota Streams and Lakes, July 21

John Dieck, a fly angler, and Ray Ruiz, a DNR hunting and fishing skills liaison, will discuss tactics for effectively catching more trout in this week's episode. Sign up here.

2. Bear Hunting and Biology, July 28

Join DNR bear scientist Andy Tri and DNR shooting sports education specialist Kraig Kiger as they discuss bears and bear hunting. They'll talk about baiting and drawing bears to a place. Sign up here.

3. How to Get Certified in Firearms Safety, August 4

Are you aware of anyone who wishes to go hunting this fall? Join this discussion with DNR conservation officers to learn about Minnesota's hunter safety requirements, including how to obtain a firearms safety certification. Sign up here.

4. Rifle Basics, August 11

Learn the fundamentals of rifle shooting with Kraig Kiger, DNR's specialist in shooting sports education, and James Burnham, DNR's R3 coordinator. The course will cover a variety of topics, including the various loading mechanisms and their applications. This lesson will assist you in determining the rifle that will best suit your hunting and leisure interests. Sign up here.

5. Mourning Dove Hunting, August 18

Ray Ruiz, DNR's liaison for hunting and fishing skills, and James Burnham, R3 coordinator, will discuss hunting methods and procedures for mourning dove harvesting. Sign up here.

6. DNR at the State Fair, August 25

Did you miss Minnesota State Fair? Dawn Bahajak, the DNR's State Fair coordinator, will give you a sneak peek at all of the exciting things you'll be able to see and do at DNR displays this year. Sign up here.

Each Wednesday, the webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. and lasts less than an hour. These possibilities are more condensed than in-person opportunities, entail no travel and accommodate hectic schedules.

For additional information, contact Benji Kohn at benjamin.kohn@state.mn.us or 651-259-5178.

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