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Gov. Mark Dayton purchases his small game license and pheasant stamp Friday ahead of this weekend's First Annual Governor's Pheasant Opener in Montevideo. (Submitted photo courtesy of the Governor's Office)

Governor, pheasant hunters take to Monte area fields today

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MONTEVIDEO -- Gov. Mark Dayton will open Minnesota's pheasant season today with all of the fanfare previously reserved only for the start of the state's fishing and deer seasons.


The first-ever Governor's Pheasant Opener will focus on the Montevideo area, where local hosts are leading the governor and other state and federal office holders, state officials and news reporters from Warroad to Worthington on hunts on both private and public lands.

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