If you have not seen it yet, the 2019 Hunt Summary is now available.
Proficiency testing is set to start March 1 and could possibly start a bit earlier. Dates for Lottery and Orientation Nights have not been finalized yet with the Clyde Iron venue.
There will be three options for proficiency testing in 2020.
- Take the normal test at Chalstrom’s or Custom Archery.
- Participate and turn in a score from a 3D course at Arrowhead 3D or the Duluth Archery Club (for hunters with 5+ years of Duluth experience).
- Participate in leagues this past winter, with a 250 or higher average (also only for hunters with 5+ years of experience).
For more details, see the Proficiency Testing page.
The application deadline for the 2019 Duluth hunt is fast approaching. Keep in mind that the 30th is a Sunday, and the UPS store isn’t open on Sunday. In which case the applications would be due no later than 6:00 PM at Bork’s house on Sunday. We are NOT extending this deadline to Monday the 1st of July.
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
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
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.
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!