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Posted on: July 29, 2022

City Deer Hunt

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The 2022 City of New Ulm Deer Control Program is open. With the assistance of the local Department of Natural Resources (DNR) office, New Ulm has developed a controlled archery hunt to be conducted in designated areas. A general description of the 2022 program follows:

  • Hunting will be by Special Permit only and a total of 56 permits will be issued. 
  • The program will be conducted between October 8th and December 31st.
  • Portable tree stands supplied by the hunter will be required, and specific hunting sites determined by the City will be assigned. The hunting area is generally situated in southwest sections of New Ulm including sites: (1) in Flandrau State Park; (2) on New Ulm Country Club property; and (3) other pre-determined sites located within the city limits of New Ulm.
  • Participants must purchase a Regular Archery License. The New Ulm hunt is under a Special Deer Hunt “Double Earn A Buck” regulation. Up to three deer may be harvested but two antlerless deer must be legally retrieved, tagged and secured before taking a buck. See 2022 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations.

All Minnesota hunting regulations will be enforced. The City of New Ulm and DNR will also provide hunters with a list of program regulations that will be in effect. Applicants that have received any Big Game or Fish violations between July 1, 2019 and July 1, 2022 are ineligible to participate in the New Ulm Special Deer Hunt. 

If you are interested in this Special Permit hunting opportunity, and are at least 18 years of age, you must attend a hunter archery skills proficiency test session that the City will be conducting on September 17th, 18th and 21st. You are required to submit the registration below, along with a $20 administrative fee, prior to the archery skills proficiency test. No walk-ins will be accepted. Permits will be offered to eligible hunters based on proficiency test score ranking. The 56 successful permit holders will be required to pay a $30 fee to participate in the hunt and take up to three deer. Payment must be received prior to site assignment.

Complete the City Deer Hunt Application and contact Lisa Grathwohl at (507) 359-8235 to schedule the date and time of your proficiency test. No more than ten participants will be scheduled every hour. Return the completed form and $20 fee (checks payable to City of New Ulm) to City Deer Hunt, 100 North Broadway, New Ulm, MN  56073 no later than Tuesday, September 6th. Any forms postmarked after September 6th will not be accepted. 

You do not need an archery license to take the proficiency test (3D targets at 15, 20 and 25 yards). You will need your bow and five (5) arrows with field points - no broadheads. You must qualify with the bow/accessories that you are going to hunt with. Cross bows may use the railing or a single stick, whatever is used in stand (no tri-pods unless you use it in your tree stand). Applicants must load their own weapon during qualification. The screening sessions will be held at the City’s Archery Range (map) which is located at 220 Tower Road (near the Wastewater Treatment Plant; after turning onto Tower Road, cross railroad tracks and range will be on left side).

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