Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Hunters across Duluth are gearing up for the start of Saturday's annual city bow hunting opener.
In its ninth year, bow hunting started to help lower the deer population within city limits after numerous complaints from neighbors.
The sport has gained more interest from hunters over the years, especially those who want to take part in a non-traditional deer hunt.
The president of the Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance says the special hunting season has helped lower the number of deer within the city over the years.
"It's been going on, it's our ninth season now, we've harvested over 3,000 deer in those seasons and we'll probably harvest another 500 to 600 deer this year," said Phillip Lockett, president of Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance.
The Duluth bow hunt is part of the larger state bow hunting season that also starts tomorrow and runs through the end of the year.
To participate in the bow hunting season, hunters must have certified bow hunting training.