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Pheasant hunting opens this weekend

Oct 12, 2021 01:43PM ● By Editor

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz bags a rooster in his first time attending a MN Pheasant Opener.  Photo: MN DNR

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - October 12, 2021

The Minnesota pheasant hunting season opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Hunters should check regulations before they head out into the field. Hunters ages 16-64 must purchase a small game license and pheasant stamp to hunt pheasants in Minnesota, and all pheasant hunters must wear at least one visible article of clothing above the waist that is blaze orange or pink. Bag and possession limits, pheasant transportation requirements, a hunting prospects map and more information are available on the DNR website (link is external).

Join this webinar on pheasant hunting strategies
Anyone curious about hunting pheasants is invited to join a DNR webinar at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Matt Lee from Minnesota Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and James Burnham, DNR R3 coordinator, will discuss pheasant hunting strategies, techniques and how to get started. The webinar is part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series, which aims to give participants quick, relevant information on upcoming seasons and events, and skills to help enjoy these opportunities. Registration and more information are available on the DNR website (link is external).

Richfield artist chosen winner for pheasant stamp contest for the fourth time
Richfield artist Timothy Turenne won the Minnesota pheasant stamp contest with a painting of a pheasant standing on a grassy field edge. The winner was selected on Sept. 30. Second place was Mark Thone of Shakopee; third place was Mark Kness of Albert Lea, out of seven eligible submissions. The pheasant stamp can be purchased in combination with a hunting license, or as a collectable. Visit (link is external) for more information about habitat stamps and contest guidelines.

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