Do I have to apply every year?
2. Things to consider when applying for hunts?
3. What is the cost to be a MBRB member?
4. What is the deadline for the application?
5. What is the deadline to apply for hunts?
6. What do I do with my proficiency results?
7. How are hunt participants selected?
8. What is the special hunt category?
9. What if I can’t make an orientation meeting?
10. What if I can’t make part of a hunt?
11. Is it possible someone can participate in more
than one hunt?
12. It has been xxx amount of years since I have
been drawn. What is up with that?
13. How do I get notified I was selected for
14. I have not taken my Bowhunters certification
class. Can I still apply?
15. What happens at the orientation meetings?
16. How do I apply for hunts?
17. Can a father and son/daughter hunt together?
18. What do I need to do to pass
the proficiency test?
19. How do I renew my membership?
20. How do I reset my password?
tried to reset my password but it says "Email address does
not exist in our database".
have never been a member so how do I become one?
23. What does the bowhunter education class consist
24. I did not receive an email when resetting
get an error when clicking "Recover password" in my
email to reset a password.
26. What are the requirements from a new MBRB
27. How do I determine whether my application has
28. Preference Point description
29. Using smart phones and work desktops may
not work with the mbrb.org.
30. How to rank/prioritize your hunt selections?
I have to apply every year?
Yes, you do. The application is online. The process is to fill out
an online application each year. Once you have it filled in, you
can either print it from your browser or wait for a copy which is
sent automatically to your email address on record. In either case,
print a copy of the application, sign it and mail it in with your
$15 participation fee.
Things to consider
when applying for hunts?
1. Only apply for hunts that your proficiency qualification allows
you to hunt, whether it be "standard proficiency" or "sharpshooter
proficiency". Someone with sharpshooter proficiency can apply
for hunts requiring only standard proficiency, but not the other
2. Only apply for hunts where you know you can attend the orientation
meeting. The meeting is required!!! No exceptions.
3. Only apply for hunts where you can make the hunt dates. MBRB's
policy is that you must make every effort to fulfill your hunt requirements.
What is the cost
to be a MBRB member?
The cost to participate is two-tiered. There is an annual $15 application
fee. This $15 is your fee for one year. It allows you to apply for
any hunts for the year you are applying in. If you are selected
for a hunt, there is a $10 hunt fee payable at the orientation meeting.
This is a one-time fee for that year. If you happen to get selected
as an alternate for a second hunt in that same year, you will not
have to pay the fee again. You will get a receipt card for your
$10 which you must present at any other orientation meetings you
attend. If you lose it you will have to pay the $10 again.
What is the deadline
for the application?
The deadline for applications is August 1st of the year you are
What do I
do with my profiency test results?
Do NOT mail them in with your application. You MUST bring them with
you to any orientation meetings you are requested to attend.
What is the deadline
to apply for hunts?
There has been some confusion about this. The application deadline
date of August 1st is different than any deadline when applying
for a hunt. Each hunt is described in detail at www.mbrb.org. The
deadline to apply for ALL HUNTS is now August 15th.
How are hunt participants
A preference point system was put in place in 2013. Each year you
renew your participation in MBRB you receive a preference point.
You can now rank your hunt selection by priority. Those who apply
for a hunt as first choice will be put in a drawing which first
selects hunters with the most preference points. A high percentage
of the hunt slots are used in this primary drawing. A small percentage
of those hunt slots go in another random drawing for those members
who do not have enough preference points or did not get selected
in the initial drawing. This method gives those with max preference
points the ability to get in a hunt of their first choice. It also
allows hunters without many preference points to have a chance at
the hunt which they have listed as their top choice.
What is the special
There are occasions where MBRB is called upon to do a special hunt
that is often on small properties very close to residences, etc.
These hunts are usually very high profile and there is zero tolerance
for wounded deer. Therefore only MBRB members with sharpshooter
status can apply for these hunts. In addition, those hunters may
be asked to retake the sharpshooter proficiency test a second time
in the presence of a board member. This may also include using broadheads
while dressed in hunting clothes, and from an elevated treestand.
What if I can’t
make an orientation meeting?
All selected hunters MUST be present at the orientation meeting.
There is no room for negotiation. This is a requirement of MBRB
and the participating landowners. It is a rigid requirement and
there are no exceptions. Also note that if you are selected for
a hunt, that is your primary hunt. You can’t be selected for
another hunt as a primary hunter, so you must be careful to apply
only for hunts in which you are sure you can attend the orientation
if can’t make part of a hunt?
If you are selected for a hunt and can’t make part of it you
must communicate it to your coordinator in time to find a replacement.
If you fail to do so you may be excused from the rest of the hunt
and in some cases removed from MBRB participation for the rest of
that year. You would be removed for one year if you repeat the violation
upon given a warning. MBRB does not want to do this, but the lack
of hunter participation for whole hunts was brought to our attention
by the very cities that provide the hunts to us. MBRB hunts are
not set up to provide recreational opportunities for bowhunters
– the hunts are a service to the landowners in order to control
deer populations, and so your participation in the hunts is critical.
Is it possible someone can participate in more than one hunt?
A hunter can only be selected as a primary hunter once per year.
In addition to that, a hunter can be selected as an alternate for
other hunts. At the orientation meeting, if primary hunters don’t
show up then the alternates are used to fill those slots. There
is no guarantee an alternate will get to hunt. You are encouraged
to attend the orientation meeting as an alternate. Many times alternates
do get to participate.
has been xxx amount of years since I have been drawn. What is up
There are a number of reasons for this. The two most common are:
- Hunters don’t apply for hunts. They think just because they
send in an application they are eligible for all hunts. That is
incorrect. You must apply for all hunts you wish to enter the lottery
- There are many hunts to choose from but a lot of the hunts are
on weekdays. If you only apply for hunts that happen on weekends,
your chances are lower.
I get notified I was selected for a hunt?
The draw system automatically sends an email to all members who
are selected for a hunt at the time of the drawing. Logging into
your account and going to Hunts|Apply for hunts also will present
you with Lottery Results if you have been selected. Keep in mind
we can't control your email provider; if your provider blocks emails
from us, it is still your responsibility to check online to see
whether or not you were selected.
have not taken my Bowhunters certification class. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can apply for any hunts you wish and you can be selected
for a hunt. However, when you attend the orientation meeting you
must provide proof that you have taken the class. If you can’t
provide that proof you will not be allowed to hunt. Try and take
the class as early as possible. As of 2014, the requirement has
changed so that it now only requires passing the online written
class – no field day is required any longer. In lieu of the
field day, MBRB does encourage you to continue gaining as much mastery
of real-life hunting knowledge as possible, such as participating
in 3D shoots, watching videos showing shot placement and deer recovery,
happens at the orientation meetings?
After you have been selected for a hunt, you will receive an email
from MBRB that will instruct you to attend a mandatory orientation
meeting. You MUST attend the orientation meeting, or an alternate
will take your spot. You must bring proof of any MBRB requirements
that you are missing, i.e. your bowhunter education class certificate,
proficiency test certificate, etc. You should arrive early to the
meeting so that you can get registered. If you are missing any MBRB
requirements, you will not be permitted to participate in the hunt
During the meeting, specific
hunt rules, hunt areas, and any special requirements will be explained.
Assignments to specific hunt areas will be made; this will usually
be based on hunter ranking as selected by the computer in the drawing.
In other words, the first hunter selected in the drawing will be
called first to choose where and when they wish to hunt. The highest-ranking
hunter (last one selected in the computer drawing) will take the
last remaining hunt spot. There will be one or more MBRB hunt coordinators
for each hunt. The hunt coordinators are responsible to assure the
hunt operates safely, efficiently, and that all of the hunt rules
do I apply for hunts?
Introduced in 2013 was the ability to select a hunt and assign a
rank/priority to it. When applying for hunts you will be presented
a list of hunts with check boxes. As you check the boxes, those
hunts will be added to a list by the order of selection. Once you
have selected your hunts, determine your order of preference for
the hunts and then simply drag and drop them where you want them
to be on the list. It will become apparent to you once you see the
list of selected hunts. The critical part of ranking your hunt selections
is that you MUST SAVE them in order for them to be updated in the
database. You will still be able to change/modify/delete your rankings
up to the date of the hunt selection by simply adding/deleting entries
in the list or rearranging the rank of the hunts and SAVING it again.
Can a parent and
son/daughter(minors only) hunt together?
If a son/daughter (minor only) is selected for a hunt then the parent
can hunt with their child. If a parent is selected for a hunt the
child can not hunt with the parent. We do our best to pair you up.
What do I need to do to pass the
There are two qualifications. By clicking on the "Proficiency
Test Location" link you can find out where you can take the
Standard qualification: 5 of 5 arrows in a 7" circle at 20
Sharpshooter qualification: 5 of 5 arrows in a 4" circle at
This test can only be taken once per day!
How do I renew my membership?
1. Click "Existing Member login".
2. Enter your "mbrb #" or your "email address"
and your password. Click "Login"
3. Click the link that says "Renew my membership".
4. You will be presented with a form where you will check some boxes.
Read carefully! Click "Update" to create your current
5. You will be presented your application. A copy of it was also
sent to your email account. DO NOT CLOSE YOUR BROWSER DOWN! Check
your email first for your application (check your trash or junk
folders too.) If you did not receive it via email for some reason,
then print your application from your browser.
6. Sign your application.
7. Mail the application and $15 to the address on the application.
8. Upon receipt your account will be updated. When you log in to
your account it will say "Your membership is renewed for <current
year>" "Apply for Hunts".
How do I reset my password?
1. Click "Member Login".
2. Click "Forgotten password".
3. Enter "email address", "verification code"
as displayed and click "Submit". You will be presented
this message "Please check your email for password recovery
information. You may close this window now". CLOSE YOUR BROWSER
TAB!! An email will be sent to you. In the email will be a link
that says "Recover Password". Click on the link and you
will be presented with a page that allows you to change your password.
Currently the password has an 8 character minimum. You will be presented
a page for you to login.
I tried to reset my password but
it says "Email address does not exist in our database".
This could mean:
Your email field in your account is blank.
2. You have a different email address in your account record.
with your name, address, mbrb number and email address you would
like to use. The admin will update your record and respond back
to your email that your record has been updated. From there you
can reset your password.
I have never been a member so how
do I become one?
1. Click "New Member".
2. Enter your email address twice, the verification code and click
3. You will see the following: "Thank you for becoming a member
of Metro Bowhunters Resource Base. An email was sent to you with
a link in it for you to complete the application process. You can
close this browser window". CLOSE THIS BROWSER TAB!!
4. In the email you will see the following: "Welcome to Metro
Bowhunters Resource Base! To activate your account and create your
member profile please click on the following link to verify your
email address: Activate Account'. Click on "Activate Account".
5. You will be presented a form. Fill it out (all red asterisks
are required fields) and click "Save". You will be presented
a login screen with a message saying "Thank you for creating
your member profile. You may log in.". You are now a member
and can log in to complete your current year membership.
the Bowhunter Education class consist of?
MBRB requires this class but does not offer it to members. The class
is offered through the Minnesota DNR. As of 2014, the requirement
has changed so that it now only requires passing the online written
class – no field day is required any longer. DO NOT GET THIS
CONFUSED WITH THE MANDATORY YEARLY PROFICIENCY TEST REQUIREMENT
OF MBRB. THE PROFICIENCY TEST IS TO TEST YOUR SHOOTING SKILLS AND
DETERMINES WHICH HUNTS YOU CAN APPLY FOR.
did not recieve an email when resetting my password?
1. Check your junk or trash folder.
2. If you are using a work pc your firewall might be preventing
the email from reaching you. Try a non-work pc.
I get an error when clicking "Recover
password" in my email to reset a password.
1. The reset password function will not work from a 4G phone. Use
only a pc or laptop.
What are the requirements from a
new MBRB member perspective?
Create an account with MBRB
2. Submit an application to MBRB
3. Take the online Bowhunters Ed course **** Take the online test
on the Minnesota DNR web site.
4. Pass archery proficiency test **** The proficiency test is a
5 . Apply for hunts **** Once your application has been processed
you can apply for hunts.
How do I determine whether my application
has been processed?
Log into your
account. If your application has been processed you will see the
is renewed for <current year>.
Apply for hunts.
Also added in 2013 was the implementation of a preference point
system. Once your application is processed, you are given a preference
point. If you are selected for a hunt as primary and it is your
#1 ranked hunt, your preference points will be reset to zero. Those
members who are not selected for a hunt as primary for their #1
ranked hunt will retain their preference points. You do NOT lose
your preference points if you are selected for a hunt which was
not your #1 ranked hunt, if you are selected as an alternate, or
are picked for a special hunt from the sharpshooter list. ONLY if
you are selected as a primary for your #1 ranked hunt, will your
preference points be reset to zero. Be sure that you can make the
hunt dates and the orientation meeting of the hunts you are applying
for. Again, once you are selected as a primary for a hunt your preference
points are reset to zero - there are NO exceptions to this preference
point reset regardless of your reason for not fulfilling your obligation
to participate in a hunt for which you applied and were selected.
Additional clarification: The preference point you are granted for
simply signing up will be carried over if you do not apply for ANY
hunts in a given year.
Using smart phones and work desktops
Smart phones and some work desktops because of firewalls will not
work with the web site.
How to rank/prioritize your hunt
New in 2013 was the ability
to select a hunt and assign a rank/priority to it. When applying
for hunts you will be presented a list of hunts with check boxes.
As you check the boxes, those hunts will be added to a list by the
order of selection. Once you have selected your hunts, determine
your order of preference for the hunts and then simply drag and
drop them where you want them to be on the list. It will become
apparent to you once you see the list of selected hunts. The critical
part of ranking your hunt selections is that you MUST SAVE them
in order for them to be updated in the database. You will still
be able to change/modify/delete your rankings up to the date of
the hunt selection by simply adding/deleting entries in the list
or rearranging the rank of the hunts and SAVING it again.