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Archery deer hunts scheduled within Bemidji city limits

BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji is now accepting permit applications to participate in two special white-tailed deer archery hunts within the city.

Both hunts will follow the regular Minnesota deer archery season, which runs Sept. 13 through Dec. 31. The Bemidji Regional Airport hunt will take place on airport property, outside the fenced area. Hunting will be allowed by city permit and only 25 permits will be issued.

Depending on the number of applications received, a lottery drawing may be held to determine which applicants will receive a permit.

The Northeast Lake Bemidji hunt will take place in designated areas situated in the northeast section of Bemidji on private and public property. A lottery also may be held depending on the number of applications.

Because they are special hunts, the state will allow participants to harvest up to five deer.

Special hunt regulations, applications, maps and additional information may be obtained at Bemidji City Hall, 317 Fourth St. NW or on the city's website at All applications and fees must be received at City Hall by 4 p.m. Aug. 8. All applicants are required to pay a $5 non-refundable application fee with each application submitted. For more information, contact Teresa at 759-3562 or