Landowners sought for 2017 Governor’s Pheasant Opener

Landowners with grassland or wetlands within 20 miles of Marshall are being sought to participate in the 2017 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener on October 13-14 in Marshall. 

Gov. Mark Dayton will lead the event, which showcases the many hunting, recreational and community opportunities that the broader Marshall area has to offer visitors.

The planning committee and the Lyon County Pheasants Forever chapter are reaching out to landowners who may be willing to grant access to hunters involved in the Oct. 14 hunting event.

Invited hunters will be led by local hunter hosts, which may include local landowners. Ideal lands for the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener include grasslands or wetlands that support huntable pheasant populations.

Each landowner who grants access to their land will receive a commemorative gift package and a pair of banquet tickets for the 2017 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Community Celebration Banquet.

Landowners interested in allowing hunting access for the event or seeking additional information should contact Ron Prorok with the Lyon County chapter of Pheasants Forever at 507-401-6227.

The deadline is Aug. 10.

The event is being coordinated by Explore Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce and Marshall Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.