The Minnesota pheasant hunting season starts Saturday and continues through January 2nd. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says the DNR's latest count has pheasant numbers down 25% in the state compared the last year's numbers.
UNDATED -- When Minnesota pheasant hunters hit the fields for the first time this weekend, they may have to search longer and harder for the ringnecked birds.
Rachel Curtis headed-up the pheasant population survey for the DNR this year. She says the pheasant populations in the state are down an estimated 29% from last year...
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers were in the same party for a morning, though it wasn't a political party. They were in the same hunting party for Minnesota's first Governor's Pheasant Opener.