Officials say that archery hunters who participated in the Camp Ripley hunts near Little Falls harvested 310 deer and had a record success rate during the event.  The event was held Oct. 15 to Oct. 16 and Oct. 31 to Nov. 1.

Officials say that the harvest was up 11.5% from last year; and above the 40-year average of 305 deer." During the hunts, 16% of archers harvested a deer, representing an unprecedented success rate at Camp Ripley. The rate is well above the long-term average of 9%.

This year, 1,864 participating hunters harvested 310 deer compared to last year when 278 deer were harvested.

The DNR reportedly modified some aspects of this year's hunt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.