No Change to Duluth Bow Hunt
When Duluth created their urban bow hunting season for deer, the Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance was created to organize the hunt. ABA was created out of need to have someone step up and run the hunt, now there is concern with how ABA is handling the hunt. Duluth City Council members wanted to change some of the rules of the hunt. One would be to require a hunter harvest two antlerless deer before getting a buck. Now the rule is one antlerless deer before getting a buck. There was concern that ABA was turning it into a trophy hunt. The goal for community members is to harvest more deer.
Councilors Jay Fosle and Jackie Halberg, were the only two council members to vote for the two antlerless, and they are the ones who came up with the proposal. “It’s clear to me (the ABA) runs this as a big buck contest,” Fosle said. “As far as I’m concerned the city should run this bow hunt.” ABA members said their urban bow hunt is one of the most successful in the nation, why fix something that is not broke.
Monday another ordinance was passed where an archer can shoot within 400 feet of a building as long as they have written permission from all nearby property owners. From Duluth News Tribune.