COLLEGEVILLE -- Saint John's Abbey has announced an archery-only deer hunt this upcoming fall.

Bow hunters will have more opportunities this year as Saint John's looks to bring the deer population down to a healthy level. Saint John's Abbey has not had a hunt since 2010 and hopes to harvest at least 30 deer as suggested by the Minnesota DNR.

All applications to hunt must be received by August 5th. Up to 100 hunters will be allowed to archery hunt at the Abbey Arboretum.

For more information or to receive an application, call the Saint John's Arboretum office at 320-363-3163.