- Check in with your Hunt Coordinator (Login and you will see a link for the list of 2014 Hunt Coordinators in the right side column under "Member Links"). There's been confusion here among some of our hunters. Per the Rules Manual, everyone is required to contact their Hunt Coordinator at the end of the season and check in. You need to report what you harvested and where you harvested at. It's not sufficient to say "yea, I shot three and am done." You need to verify that the three you shot were two buck fawns and an adult doe, the fawns from your assigned DHA, and the doe from private land in DHA X. Even if you NEVER set foot in the woods, how do we know this? Perhaps you just forgot to register your deer with the ABA. "Everyone" means all of you. We hope this clears the confusion.
- All equipment (stands, climbing sticks, screw in pegs, and ground blinds) are required to be removed no later than the January 15th deadline, per the Rules Manual. While you are allowed to keep equipment out on private land, please allow me to discourage you from doing so. We will get phone calls in April from shed hunters that have found your equipment, and don't realize that it's on private land. We have to spend time investigating this. And further, every year we have hunters lose equipment on private land from thieves that have found it, and assume that they're on public land. So while we can't require you to remove all of your private land equipment, let us encourage you to do so, please.
- Please consider filling out the cool Year End Survey (link to survey is visible in the right side column under "Member Links" when you are logged in). We really need to be able to provide reliable estimates of wounding to the Duluth City Council. This is the only means that we have to estimate it. And please be honest. Wounding an animal isn't fun, but it happens to many of us. You will not be disciplined, as we have no idea who fills these out. This is an anonymous survey, 100% so. Just ask any returning hunter that has filled it out in the past. None have been bitten in the backside for doing so. In addition to wounding, we seek your observations on what you saw, any conflicts you had, how much time you spent participating, your opinions on recent deer management changes, and finally you get the chance to provide feedback and suggestions for the future.
The purpose of the Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance is to provide a safe, efficient and cost effective deer removal alternative for urban deer management in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota by means of a well-managed archery program. The Corporation relieves various governmental units of the financial and logistical burden of effective deer management in increasingly urban areas by providing safe, supervised bowhunts coordinated with the Department of Natural Resources, Park Departments or other wildlife authorities to relieve deer overpopulation when identified within a community, at little or no cost to the community.