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MBRB New Hunter Application Information
The role of the MBRB is to effectively remove deer from areas selected by various landowners in the metro area. The MBRB is obligated to these various metro area landowners to conduct their hunts with an emphasis to reduce the number of deer wound rates as much as possible. MBRB is not a hunter education organization. It is important to know that MBRB Hunt Coordinators do not have time to provide in-depth guidance or formal education to beginning hunters. With those statements in mind the MBRB is looking for hunters to apply with the following considerations:
- You do need to be an experienced bowhunter to enroll, it is also desirable for you to have a solid background with some type of big-game hunting experience. For instance, people with extensive firearms deer hunting experience must also be proficient in the use of archery equipment to harvest big-game.
- You need to know how to scout, select a suitable stand location and be able to hang your own stand.
- You must be able to track a blood trail of deer that you have hit.
- You must know how to field dress a deer and be prepared to do so.
- You must be comfortable entering and leaving the woods in the dark.
- As a MBRB hunter, your actions, abilities and attitude will be observed by the MBRB hunt coordinators, and they can remove a hunter from an MBRB hunt at any time.
- You must be legal to hunt in MN and will need to have a valid MN DNR issued Archery License. You must abide by all MN DNR rules and regulations. MBRB hunts are all within zones 605 or 701, which allow for multiple antlerless harvests. You need to have at least one bonus tag in your possession.
- You must be willing to abide by all MBRB rules and policies, be respectful to other hunters and MBRB Hunt Coordinators
- You must be willing to abide by all landowner specific rules and policies for hunts and be respectful to all landowner representatives.
- You must respect the public and not engage in any possible confrontation with them or any possible hunting protesters.
- You must hunt from an elevated stand set at a minimum of 10 feet and a maximum of 20 feet. Any exception must be approved by the hunt coordinator. If for medical reasons a hunter cannot use an elevated stand, prior approval for use of a ground blind is needed by the hunt coordinator. Any other use of a ground blind also requires explicit approval of the hunt coordinator.
- No game cameras are permitted before, during or after your hunt, and no video filming of hunts/animals.
- Only those hunters who are drawn for a specific hunt are allowed in the park during the hunt; no family members or friends may assist unless they are also drawn for that hunt.
- If you continue the process of enrolling now, be aware that your enrollment will not be complete until you upload a certificate of completion from an approved MN DNR Bowhunter Education course. Until that is done, you will not have access to many components of the website.