Frustrations Surrounding City Bow Hunt

By KBJR News 1

November 29, 2012 Updated Nov 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The controversial city bow hunt in Duluth went before the city council tonight, allowing people to speak out about it.

This year marks the eighth season of the hunt.

Each year, the city council hires the Arrowhead Bow Hunters Alliance to lean–up the local deer herd within the city limits.

The hunt has received a lot of heat in the past because many Duluthians say they don't want to see deer killed.

Others complain about damage done to their yards and garden from hunters and deer.

Despite the controversy, tonight only one person showed up, but he had plenty to share about his frustrations surrounding the hunt.

"You'll see seven bucks before you see one doe in the city of Duluth. Now, why aren't the hunters shooting them smaller bucks? Because there is trophy bucks throughout the city," a deer hunter said.

Most hunters want a trophy buck, but to get one, they must tag an antlerless deer first.

The hunter also talked about issues with trespassing on private property.

On average, each year there are around 350 hunters that take home nearly 600 deer in the city alone.

Justin Reis, NNC.