Registration open for Minnesota DNR outdoor skills webinars

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites Minnesotans interested in wildlife, fishing and outdoor skills to tune in to upcoming webinars that will discuss tips on hunting ammunition and how to dress for the outdoors, and also to register for a new lineup of webinars happening into the fall.

The first upcoming webinar is at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31. Kraig Kiger, DNR shooting sports coordinator, and James Burnham, DNR R3 coordinator, will lead a talk on hunting ammunition. The webinar will include two guests from Federal Ammunition: Jon Zinnel, senior manager of conservation and youth education programs, and Eric Miller, production manager of rifle ammunition and components. The group will discuss bullets, options for different game, and other tips to consider when purchasing ammo.

The second webinar is at noon Wednesday, Sept. 7. Becoming an Outdoors Woman program volunteers will discuss how to be successful in the outdoors by dressing for the elements. The webinar will cover fundamental principles about fabrics and layering that can help a person make their time outdoors comfortable and enjoyable. There will be a special focus on outdoor clothing designed specifically for women.

Webinar topics this fall will include grouse and deer hunting, birding, wildlife research and photography, opportunities at Minnesota state parks including how to get active in some of Minnesota’s amazing natural places and Free Park Day on Friday, Nov. 25, fat-tire biking in the winter, and fishing for northern pike.

The webinars are part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series. The webinars are free but registration is required. More information is available on the outdoor skills and stewardship page of the DNR website (