Deer Hunt

Each year the City hosts a bow hunt to manage deer in the City.  Interested returning hunters may apply to participate.  Returning participants are prioritized by deer being taken the previous year.  Priority is given to the prior year's hunters with successful harvests until to Sept. 25th and all other returning hunters until October 2nd.  After October 3rd any remaining spots will be available to new hunters.  If all public spots are filled hunters may still participate on private land of 5 acres or larger, with appropriate geography, and permission from the private landowners.

Deer tags are free to participants.  Hunters may receive as many tags as they can fill.  New tags will be issued after each kill.  Hunters may only have one unused tag at a time.  New hunters must first pass a one-time proficiency test at the time of application.  The test has a fee of $5.00.  Tag availability is determined by the number of active hunters and public or private spots available.  

There are three public areas with 13 total spots.  Maps of the public spots are shown below.  Detailed information about the hunt including how to use private property is available in the packet at the link below.  

How to register for the Hunt

  1. Download and complete the application.
  2. Go to Hardcore Outfitters to take a proficiency test (1616 N Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, (906) 828-1034)
  3. Bring the completed application with $5.00 to City Hall

Online tag requests and harvest reporting for existing hunters!  

Use your smartphone to snap a photo and report your harvest, and request your next tag at the same time. 


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Bat Cave Area
1 spot
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Millie Hill Area
8 spots
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Pine Mountain Area
4 spots
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13. Filled1. Filled
2. Filled
3. Filled
4. Filler
5. Filled
6. FIlled
7. Filled
8. Filled
 9.  Filled
10. Filled
11. Filled
12. Filled

*Map borders are approximate and not geographically accurate to property lines.  Hunters should inquire of private property owners to locate exact borders.


Download Information Packet and Application

Online Reporting

Click to access the harvest/tag request form or bookmark on your smartphone.