Two Harbors archery hunt beginsThe first Two Harbors city deer hunt starts Saturday and runs until Dec. 31.
By: News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
The first Two Harbors city deer hunt starts Saturday and runs until Dec. 31.
The Two Harbors Police Department received applications from 35 residents to participate in the hunt. Hunters who have gone through a qualification shoot and have a permit are only allowed to hunt in selected zones within city limits using a bow and arrow.
Hunters will not be allowed to hunt within 200 feet of any building, road, trail, park, school, or residence except in certain spots that have been deemed safe for hunting. This includes areas around the former Two Harbors High School, Lakeview National Golf Course, and Pamida.
Two Harbors city council members unanimously approved establishing the hunt during the last council meeting in July.
The Public Affairs Committee, the Drop Tine chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, and the Two Harbors Police Department all worked to develop an ordinance based on ones in Duluth and Hermantown.
The goal is to cut down on the deer that roam the city and destroy gardens, draw predators, and pose a hazard on roadways.
Residents with a complaint or concern regarding the hunt should contact the police department by calling 834-5566.
For more information on the hunt, visit the Drop Tine Chapter at droptine chapter.com. The website contains a map of designated hunting zones, a list of city hunt rules and regulations, city hunt checklist, and a comment submission form.
The Drop Tine Chapter can also be contacted by calling 206-2660 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.