The annual United Northern Sportsmen's Club public deer rifle sight-in is being held this year with new procedures. Due to COVID-19, the club's rifle range will be observing the social distance rule of 6 feet, using only seven of the 14 shooting benches.

Only seven people will be allowed to wait their turn under the canopy. The check-in will be outside the retreat building. Sight-in will be open this weekend, Oct. 24-25, and then every day from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6. Hours are 8 a.m. to a half-hour before sunset.

The rifle range is located on the club's grounds on Island Lake along St. Louis County Highway 4 (7229 Rice Lake Road), about 20 minutes north of Duluth.

The cost is $5 for a single rifle range session, or get a full year's membership in the club for $35. For more information, go to

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