Application: Any licensed archery hunter may sign up by mail or in person at:
City of Hoyt Lakes Clerk's Office
Attn: Rebecca Burich
206 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750
PH: (218) 225-2344
Deadline: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (2:00 PM) Drawing @ 3:00 PM
Successful Applicants: Validation letters mailed Friday, August 24, 2018
Entry Fee: $15.00 if selected for hunt.
Payable to City of Hoyt Lakes
Proficiency Test for Selected Hunters: Thursday, September 6, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the East Range Sportsman Club, Red Top Location, Aurora; $5.00 fee.
Limit: 25 hunters maximum
Hunter Orientation: Thursday, September 6, 2018; Hoyt Lakes Emergency Services Building from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
Deer Registration: Lucky 7 in Hoyt Lakes
Use Deer Special Permit Area = 989; Add zone deer are harvested from Zone 1 (North of Hwy 110) or Zone 2 (South of Hwy 110).
Licenses: Purchase your 2018 Minnesota Archery Deer license and bonus permit, prior to hunting, at any ELS vendor. No special license required.
Click Here For City Deer Hunt Map
- The City of Hoyt Lakes will implement its’ 3rd archery deer hunt for 2018.
- Focus will be antlerless deer harvest to continue reduction of the local population.
- The archery hunt was approved by the City Council on April 9, 2018.
- Hunt area = Approximately 2,198 acres.
- 90-day special archery deer hunt running concurrently with northeast Minnesota’s 2018 archery season.
- Dates for 2018 will be September 15 to December 31
- Up to 25 archery hunters (Drawing if necessary); $15.00 fee if chosen.
- Crossbows will be allowed consistent with state-wide regulations.
- Bag Limit – One buck state-wide, regardless of method or where you hunt and four (4) additional
antlerless deer in managed harvest permit area to decrease population.
- A proficiency test will be required.
- Hunt boundaries are the City of Hoyt Lakes city limits; map and further information available at City Hall.
- Some areas closed for safety concerns.
- Private property - need landowner permission.
- Implement a cost- effective, safe strategy to reduce deer population for the long term.
- Reduce the potential for disease due to over population.
- Increase hunting pressure on antlerless deer to decrease reproduction.
- Reduce vehicle collisions and property damage.
- Reduce garden, tree and shrub damage.
- Disperse deer concentrations within the Hoyt Lakes City limits.
- Reduce the “Refuge Effect”- Movement of deer into town during firearms season.
- ‘Managed’ designation to focus on additional antlerless harvest.