Marshall To Host 2017 Governor’s Pheasant Opener

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — The southwestern Minnesota city of Marshall has been named to host the seventh 2017 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener.

The announcement was made Friday night during a community banquet at this year’s opener event, which is being hosted by Montevideo.

Gov. Mark Dayton notes that this will be the second time that Marshall has hosted the governor’s pheasant opener, which he initiated in 2011.

Marshall was selected through an application process that considered hunting land in the area, event facilities and community support. The city lies near the 34,000-acre Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area. The city of 13,680 people is 150 miles southwest of the Twin Cities.

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