Hunters can now apply for the regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 17.

Hunters may pick from only one of two hunting seasons: Oct. 18-19 (Thursday-Friday, code 668) or Oct. 27-28 (Saturday.-Sunday, code 669).

A total of 4,000 permits, with 2,000 per two-day hunt, will be made available. The bag limit for this year's hunt is two, and bonus permits may be used to take antlerless deer. Additional rules and instructions for this year's hunt will be posted in July at

Hunters may choose from four options to apply for the Camp Ripley archery hunts:

• In person at any one of 1,500 license agents located throughout Minnesota.

• By telephone at 888-665-4236.

• Online at