Duluth City Deer Hunt

    The Duluth municipal hunt review committee met Friday in Duluth to discuss Duluth’s city bowhunt for deer. Final figures for last fall’s hunt are in. A total of 567 deer were taken by 310 hunters. Of the 567 deer, 84 percent were antlerless, 16 percent antlered. The committee recommended that the hunt continue and that the Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance continue to conduct the hunt for the city. The ABA is a nonprofit group that has run the hunt since its inception in 2005.
      The committee’s recommendations must be taken up by the Duluth City Council. The ABA is expected to recommend opening a few more areas to hunting, mostly on private property. The group has recently received more than 50 e-mails from residents of Duluth who wanted more deer removed from their neighborhoods, said Phillip Lockett, president of the ABA. The ABA also may propose the use of ground blinds by hunters in areas near the airport where few or no trees grow. Currently, hunt rules require that hunters hunt from stands at least 12 feet above the ground.
      For a complete accounting of the 2007 hunt, to go the ABA’s Web site at www.bowhuntersalliance.org.

3 Responses

  1. Tim Beaulier

    Dear Sam (“Rockie”),
    Regarding the Duluth city deer hunt, I recommend a review before expanding the hunting areas. I say that because some of the hunters are not playing by the rules. Two years ago, above Smithville, I spotted a deer stand still in the tree(at an illegal height) along with deer bate. Nothing unusual except it was the end of february, two months after the season closed. this year, I discovered an area where someone is clearing out firing lines (on public property). I have neighbors and friends that bow hunt. I respect them. I am not against the hunt. What I am against are those not following the rules. The ABA needs to do better in monitoring the hunt. One has to ask; What ramifications are there on those who cheat?

    See ya on the Brule

  2. Tim Beaulier

    Dear Sam (“Rockie”),
    Regarding the Duluth city deer hunt, I recommend a review before expanding the hunting areas. I say that because some of the hunters are not playing by the rules. Two years ago, above Smithville, I spotted a deer stand still in the tree(at an illegal height) along with deer bait. Nothing unusual except it was the end of february, two months after the season closed. this year, I discovered an area where someone is clearing out firing lines (on public property). I have neighbors and friends that bow hunt. I respect them. I am not against the hunt. What I am against are those not following the rules. The ABA needs to do better in monitoring the hunt. One has to ask; What ramifications are there on those who cheat?

    See ya on the Brule

  3. Dan Ocean

    In regards to the duluth hunt and Rockies question about ramifications to those who cheat. There should only be one consequence to those who cheat. Not a summons money, not a slap on the wrist, and not kicked out of the duluth hunt. They should loose there rights to hunt ANYWHERE for a lengthy period of time. If you enjoy the outdoors and mother nature like myself and many others, then start respecting it. I am an avid bowhunter myself and very successful. So to those who decide to cheat at hunting. What else in life do you cut corners on……

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