DNR News: Images available of 2019 Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener in Austin

Governor's Pheasant Hunting Logo with Hunter

News Release

For Immediate Release:

Oct. 11, 2019

Contact: Teddy Tschann, press secretary, Office of the Governor, 651-402-8841;

Dan Ruiter, information officer, MN Dept. of Natural Resources, 507-226-4117

Images available of 2019 Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener in Austin

Photos from the 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Austin this weekend will be posted for the media on Saturday afternoon.

Images and video will be posted by 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, and may be downloaded at ftp://mediaroom.dnr.state.mn.us/Photo library/.

This event marks the ninth annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, initiated by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2011. It is Tim Walz’s first time leading the event as Minnesota’s governor. The weekend activities highlight the many hunting, recreational, travel and local opportunities that host communities have to offer visitors.

Austin has a population of 24,563 and is the county seat of Mower County. It is located at the junction of Interstate 90 and U.S. Highway 218, approximately 10 miles from the Iowa state line. The city actively promotes hunting, travel opportunities and outdoor recreation.

Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are assisting Discover Austin with the event. More information and updates on the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener can be found at exploreminnesota.com/mngpho.

Hunt for other event updates on social media using #MNGPHO2019 and following @MNDNR and @ExploreMinn on Twitter.