Governor’s Pheasant Opener 12 Oct 12

Governor Mark Dayton will travel to Marshall for the Second Annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener.

Celebrating the pheasant opener is a long-standing tradition inmany Minnesota communities.

Last year Governor Dayton formally honored that tradition at the First Annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Montevideo.

This year, Governor Dayton will be joined in Marshall by U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman, Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism John Edman and others.

This afternoon (Friday), Governor Dayton will speak at the dedication of the Clifton-Rolling Hills Wildlife Management Area, just

east of Marshall. Following the dedication, he will attend a community celebration in honor of the pheasant opener event at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) in Marshall.

On Saturday, the Governor plans to be on a Wildlife Management Area when the pheasant season officially opens at 9 a.m.

The Governor’s guide will be Nick Simonson, president of Lyon County Pheasants Forever and a longtime pheasant hunter.