WILLMAR -- Minnesota Governor Tim Walz kicked off pheasant hunting season in Kandiyohi County this weekend.

The 2021 Governor’s Pheasant Opener was held on private land near Willmar on Saturday. A lifetime Pheasants Forever member, Walz was hosted by longtime hunters Kevin Ochsner and Brad Hanson.

Office of Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan

The governor says he successfully “bagged a bird” thanks to the help of hunting dogs Rayna and Hook.

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Office of Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan

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