Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.



Apply now for the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener women’s mentored hunt

Kristi Coughlon of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is the contact person for the Women's Mentored Pheasant Hunt events set for Oct. 11-12 in Austin, Minn., during the Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener. (Photo/ Forum News Service)

Women who are new to the sport of pheasant hunting or interested in learning more about the sport of hunting are encouraged to apply for a mentored hunt taking place during this fall’s Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Austin, Minn. The application deadline is June 28.

Under the guidance of experienced women mentor hunters, successful applicants will learn the skills necessary to pheasant hunt during the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 11, and then take to the field on Saturday, Oct. 12. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the festivities of the weekend event, including a community banquet, hunter’s breakfast and wrap-up lunch.

Applicants are required to have a firearms safety certificate and if selected, purchase a small game hunting license and pheasant stamp. A lottery will be used to select from applicants.

For more information and to apply for the mentored hunt, contact Kristi Coughlon, Women’s Mentored Pheasant Hunt coordinator, (218) 407-2122 or by email at Kristi.Coughlon@state.mn.us. Space for this hunt is limited.

Initiated in 2011, the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener highlights the many hunting, recreational, travel and local opportunities that host communities have to offer visitors.


Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are assisting local partners in planning the event.

Related Topics: HUNTING
What To Read Next
The legislation bolsters CWD research and prioritizes funding for state and tribal wildlife agencies that have the highest incidence and greatest risk of CWD.
Black Water Customs is named after Lake of the Woods, which is known for its stained, dark-colored water.
After a generally quiet January for most of the region we'll see a surge of bitter cold temperatures returning this weekend.
The Legislature is considering new laws on everything from boating, rough fish and copper mining to deer hunting and ATV trails.