MBI Mission Statement, Goals and Actions

Mission Statement

The purpose of MBI shall be to foster, protect and preserve the sport of bowhunting and archery for current and future generations.

Goals

  • Present our membership’s positions to government officials, departments and legislators.
  • Support efforts to increase opportunities for archers to hunt on public and private lands.
  • Educate hunters and the general public on the values of archery and hunting.
  • Promote and work to maintain high quality wildlife habitat in Minnesota.
  • Promote good sportsmanship, good hunting ethics, and safe hunting practices.
  • Support enforcement of regulations which curtail the illegal or unethical taking of wildlife.
  • Provide opportunities for archers to meet, share experiences, engage in friendly competition and develop a fraternal spirit.

MBI Actions, Efforts & Support

  • Minnesota Deer Density Initiative (MDDI)
  • MN Annual Game Fair Archery Kid’s Shoot and Aerial Shoot
  • Additional Spring turkey bowhunting opportunities
  • National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)
  • Initiated action which led to defeat of a congressional proposal to eliminate bear baiting on national lands
  • MN Constitutional amendment guaranteeing right to hunt and fish
  • Permanent funding for DNR Fish & Wildlife Programs
  • MN court case which upheld the Hunter Harassment Law challenge by anti-hunters
  • DNR Archery Range matching grant funding
  • Metro Bowhunters Resource Base
  • MN Archery Hall of Fame
  • Pope & Young Club Museum
  • U.S. Sportmen’s Alliance
  • North American Bowhunting Coalition
  • United Foundation for Disabled Archers (UFFDA)

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