The City of Bemidji Archery hunt begins this Saturday and runs through December 31st. The Deer Management Committee says the City of Bemidji has great deer habitat and as such, a high deer population. Unfortunately, high deer populations lead to unwanted safety issues within the city limits. The deer can also become a hazard to drivers and spread ticks that carry a variety of diseases such as Lyme’s disease. Hunters were able to apply for the hunt prior to July 24. There was a $10 application fee and all applications were reviewed by the police department. A total of 62 public spots for the three hunt areas were filled by a lottery. If you have any questions, call (218) 759-3562.