CITY HUNTING RULES EXAMINED

New land annexed into the city of Bemidji this year has added a lot more rural property to the mix, meaning some former township residents are no longer able to hunt the way they used to. Bemidji City Council held a work session Monday, where officials responded to an inquiry from some of the new residents about hunting. Currently, there are two types of hunting allowed inside the Bemidji area. There are special archery deer hunts regulated by the city to control the animal population in some areas, while the Bemidji Game Refuge, which surrounds the city is regulated by the state, and allows small game and goose hunting, along with trapping and deer hunting during the muzzle loader season and archery.