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Pheasant Season Begins Saturday For MN Hunters

Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 10:15 am

Saturday marks the beginning of the iconic pheasant hunt in Minnesota as the small town of Madelia, MN hosted the governor’s 3rd annual pheasant-opener this morning.

According to the AP, the state’s DNR pheasant-headquarters are located in Madelia, a town located in south-central Minnesota. The area boasts over 8,600 acres of public hunting land within 20 miles of town.

It is expected that 80,000 pheasant hunters will turn out this year for the annual hunt. 246,000 roosters are expected to be taken.

MPR reports Minnesota’s pheasants are found mostly in the southern half of the state, with the biggest concentrations found in southwestern Minnesota.

According the DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife areas will remain closed due to the government shutdown.

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