2019 Lottery Night & Orientation Night Dates March 19, 2019
Lottery Night Date

6:30pm Wednesday July 17, 2019

Primary Orientation Date

6:30pm Wednesday July 31, 2019

Make-Up Orientation Date

6:30pm Sunday August 11, 2019


Clyde Ironworks
2920 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55806

For more information on what is required of you and what to expect please see:

Lottery Night Orientation Night

2019 Proficiency Testing and Hunt Application Open February 18, 2019

Proficiency testing is now open for the 2019 Duluth hunt. The online application and printout application part 2 are also open. Please remember to review the requirements.

Lottery Night and Orientation Nights are still TBD. The online Land Owner Permission form will be available after orientation. In the meantime you can still fill out the paper versions and get signatures – also available on the Land Owner Permission page.

Many people asked in the 2018 year-end survey about setting up online payment collection via PayPal. The ABA looked into this but the City of Duluth was not at all interested. We broached the subject with the City Liaison, but it didn’t get any traction.

2018 Duluth Hunt Summary and Statistics February 1, 2019

On behalf of the Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance, I wish to thank you all for a successful season. Sure, the deer were often difficult to locate, and sometimes even tougher to get into bow range, but isn’t that what we all knew would eventually happen if we were doing what we promised we would do?

Thank you all for checking in with your Hunt Coordinators in a timely manner. That made my job so much easier.

Above, please find the annual report for the 2018 Hunt. Sure, it’s long. It’s definitely dull. But there are 3 or 4 of you out there that continue to ask for it, so we continue to produce it. For most of you, the first section will answer most of your questions. All of your comments are included in the Appendices, and have been submitted to the City and to the MNDNR as is. I didn’t edit any of them. The only thing I did do was to remove a named hunter in one of the comments. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Please stay tuned to the website for up-to-date deadlines for the 2019 Hunt. As it stands, the ABA meets with the City in early February to discuss the 2018 Hunt. Afterwards, proficiency testing will start for the 2019 Hunt and the whole circus will start over again!

Upcoming Board Meeting January 9, 2019

Our next board meeting will be Thursday January 17 at 6:00 PM. Room 106 at Duluth City Hall. We’ll be discussing the 2018 season and doing the annual wrap-up.

Missing Dog December 14, 2018

Ripley went missing from the 2300 block of W. 7th St., Duluth, MN 10/2/18
Was seen running on Hwy 2 out of Proctor around 10/4
Last on camera confirmed sighting was in Esko in 10/8/18
We have had several possible, unconfirmed sightings of Ripley between 10/25-12/9/18
(Springvale Ct 10/25; near Piedmont Milk House end of Oct; Corner of Leonard and Decker on 11/14; Enger Golf Course 11/17; Corner of Coffee Creek Blvd/Trinity Rd on 12/9/18)
We have a feeling he’s using the hiking trails to run between Enger Golf Course and the other areas. He is just minutes from home.

He’s friendly, but will be tired and scared.

We need a PICTURE to confirm if it’s him. Then note date, time, location and call his Mom! at (218) 491-3787 and text the pic to her.

Thank you for your help!