Minnesota’s pheasant population has been on a long-term decline. Gov. Mark Dayton is hoping the first Minnesota Pheasant Summit this weekend will lay some ground for changing that.
Lakeville artist Stephen Hamrick has won the 2015 Minnesota pheasant stamp contest. The state Department of Natural Resources says Hamrick’s painting was chosen as the winning design from among 16 entries. Nicholas Markell of Hugo took second place while Dean Kegler of Duluth placed third.
Lifelong pheasant hunter Gov. Mark Dayton plans to convene Minnesota’s first-ever Pheasant Summit later this year to discuss ways to grow the state’s pheasant population.
The pheasant hunting season ended in Minnesota Saturday, but earlier this week I headed west with flip cam in hand to get in on the tradition.
The guest list for this year’s governor’s pheasant hunt in South Dakota included politicians, professional athletes and a former president.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) chose a painting of pheasants by an Owatonna man as the winning design for the 2012 pheasant habitat stamp contest.
Pheasant hunters will have fewer birds this year because of last year’s harsh weather.