A record total of 339 hunters is registered for Duluth’s sixth annual bowhunt for deer. The hunt begins Sept. 18, concurrently with the state’s regular archery deer season, and continues through Dec. 31.
Last year, 316 hunters took part in the hunt, and in 2007 a total of 315 hunters participated.
The hunt will be conducted as in years past, with hunters assigned to 20 designated hunting units across town, mostly on public land. Some will hunt on private land with permission from landowners.
As in past years, hunters must take at least one antlerless deer before shooting a buck. Each hunter may take up to five deer.
Last fall, hunters took a record 586 deer, 84 percent of them antlerless.
The hunt is conducted for the city of Duluth by the Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance. Each hunter must pay a $20 registration to the city, pass a shooting proficiency test, take a hunter education course and sign an ethics pledge.
For more information on the hunt, go to www.bowhuntersalliance.org.