The nations largest organized hunt at Camp Ripley, Minnesota is truly a spectacle to read, even better, we imagine, to witness first hand. The legendary archery hunt, which takes place for just a few days at Camp Ripley Military Training Center, has become one of our favorite places to dream of. And why not, it is perhaps one of the best places to hunt trophy whitetail in the country. In 2009, the Camp Ripley hunt continued it's trophy taking ways with these awesome whitetail bucks over just 4 days of hunting!
Cory Williams of Pierz, Minnesota, took the above 265-pound buck, which was the largest deer killed during both weekend hunts. Of which, there was said to have been more than 10 bucks taken, over the two seasons, to exceed 200 pounds!
Not much is known about this above Camp Ripley giant, except that it boasts some 17 scorable points!
And of course we cannot talk about Camp Ripley without the above whitetail mentioned. This Magnum buck could become Minnesota's new non-typical archery record as it's said to topple 228" of bone! The hunter, Scott Okonek, shot the buck during Camp Ripley's first season which ran October 15-16th, 2009. The 5 1/2 year old buck was said to tip the scales at 192 pounds, field dressed!
It's no wonder that there are more than 5,000 applications accepted for this annual hunt, as Camp Ripley boasts more than 53,000 acres of prime whitetail habitat! The whitetail bucks taken there every year are just incredible. For more information on this hunt contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The staff and readers of Bowhunting.Com would like to congratulate everyone of the above bowhunters for their incredible whitetail bucks taken from this little slice of north woods heaven in 2009. We look forward to next year's Camp Ripley hunt!