Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener
Bemidji has been chosen to host next year’s Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener. Gov. Mark Dayton made the announcement in Fergus Fall on Friday as part of the 11th annual festivities ahead of the state’s firearms deer opener, which falls on Saturday this year.
Nearly 500,000 hunters sporting blaze orange clothing are expected to take to the field Saturday for the opening of Minnesota’s firearms deer season. Last year, hunters registered 186,634 deer out of an estimated statewide population of about 1 million.
Gov. Mark Dayton will head to the northwestern Minnesota town of Fergus Falls in a few weeks for the 11th annual Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.