Archery/Crossbow Deer Hunting & Fall Waterfowl Hunt Info

Permits for Archery/Crossbow Deer Hunting

Permits are available at the Government Center, 2nd Floor, starting the Tuesday after Labor Day.
 Archery/crossbow hunting for deer within the City limits is only allowed in certain areas in the City; hunters need a City-issued Archery/Crossbow Permit to hunt in any of the areas (see maps below). There is no charge for the permit.


You must provide your current customer i.d. number for the year issued by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to get a permit, and archery/crossbow hunting is in compliance with the DNR archery/crossbow hunting regulations and during the time periods established by them. For any questions regarding hunting regulations, please contact the Superior DNR office at (715) 392-7988 or visit the Wisconsin DNR's website.

Archery Range

The 42nd Street archery range has been removed. The Douglas County Fish and Game League has placed targets for use at their George Constance Range on County Highway Z.

Maps for Archery Hunt

Please note that as of September 2016, CSO #5 hunting area (in South Superior) is no longer a designated archery hunting area.
View/print City Archery/Crossbow Hunting Area Maps

Information and Maps for the Fall Waterfowl Hunt

The City Council approved an ordinance change on August 15, 2017 to allow the following in relation to hunting waterfowl in the city:
 Sec. 86-74. - Possession of weapons, discharge of firearms.
 (h)  This section shall not prohibit: 
(4) Hunting of waterfowl by bow and arrow, crossbow and shotgun (with the use of BB, BBB, T or smaller) during such times as the state shall designate as duck and/or goose hunting season in the following defined locations:
a. Within the waters of Allouez Bay;
b. Within that part of the waters of the St. Louis River, or within 25 feet of such waters, that lie south of the location of the Old Arrowhead Bridge;
c. Within the waters of the Superior Municipal Forest including the St Louis River and the Pokegema River;
d. Within the waters of the Nemadji River, except within 200 yards from the East 2nd Street Bridge and the Grand Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue boat launches;
e. Within the waters off the shore of Grassy Point, except within 200 yards from US Hwy 2 bridge;
f. Within the waters surrounding hog island;
g. Within that part of the waters of Lake Superior lying 25 feet off the north shore of Wisconsin Point and south of the breakwater; and
h. Provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not be interpreted to permit shooting or hunting within 200 yards from any house or building. In addition to all other restrictions and prohibitions, it shall be unlawful to shoot or hunt within 200 yards from any house or building, without permission of the owner or occupant.
 View/print City of Superior waterfowl hunting area maps.
The city does not issue permits for waterfowl hunting.  Here is a link to the WI DNR page on waterfowl hunting.  Click here for online license services through the "Go Wild" page of the WI DNR.