Up North: Bow hunters dream land located right in Duluth

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For bow hunters in the northland hunting consist of multiple things, from the bait, the tools you use, and even how your deer is processed.

One place where you can get all that done and more, Chalstroms Bait and Tackle Shop. Operating in Duluth for decades this business has been part of owner John Chalstroms family for quite a while.

"This business has been part of my family since 1981. So I’ve been here quite a while growing up with my folks here, and they have retired out now so, now I’m here solo," said John

Chalstrom also said over the last 2 years with covid19, a lot of people began looking into outdoor sports.

"There are a lot of people that are brand new to the sport, and it’s a really good time for that too because the equipment has gotten so much better. The ease that people have to get into the sport and find something that fits them and have success is really improved over the last 10 years," John added.

The improvement mentioned of archers success has been evident with the amount of deer the shop has been processing so far this season.

"People normally bring in their animals, their deer, they drop them off whole. We then skin them, quarter them, cut them up, and package them into steaks, chops, and burger. The biggest deer I’ve seen that has come in here was a 237 pound buck shot by a 12-14 year old young man that is one of our archery customers," John added.

Also due in part to the pandemic, the owner added they’ve welcomed the biggest influx of new hunters in quite a while.

"I can really see the boom in our business we are having a couple of the best years we have ever had. We have never had business this good and to have it two years in a row, I’m very blessed."