Raffle tickets still available for Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

Published 7:54 am Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Drawing supports the event, which is taking place in Austin Oct. 11-12

More than $8,000 worth of prizes will be given away as part of the raffle supporting the 9th annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, which will be held in Austin on Oct. 11-12.

The grand prize for the raffle is his and hers shots guns: one Syren Elos D2 20 gauge and one Fabarm Elos D2 12 gauge.

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Other prizes include a Camp Chef Pursuit Portable Pellet Grill, a Big Frig 45 Quart Cooler, a Camp Chef Pro Burner Stove, and a $50 Cabela’s Gift Card.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the Discover Austin office or by calling 507-437-4563. There will only be 1,000 tickets sold. Winners for the raffle will be drawn during the 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Banquet at the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center on Friday, Oct. 11. You Need not be present to win

Discover Austin also has a limited number of MNGPHO 2019 ¼ zip long sleeve shirts, polo shirts and knit caps available. Get yours at the Discover Austin Office before they are sold out.

There are also tickets available for the banquet, which is part of the annual event.

Celebrating the pheasant opener is a long-standing Minnesota tradition, and one that Gov. Tim Walz is proudly carrying on in his first pheasant opener as governor.

“I’m excited and proud to open the pheasant season in Austin,” Walz said. “I’m grateful for the hard work and hospitality shown by our hosts in Austin, and I invite everyone to join us for this special Minnesota fall tradition.”

Tickets to the banquet are $35 each and can be purchased at Discover Austin, or by calling 1-507-437-4563. The banquet will feature a social hour, dinner, and program which will include Walz, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen, Explore Minnesota Director John Edman, and local presenters. Tickets are available until sold out.

Raffle Tickets and Clothing

WHERE: Discover Austin Office, 301 North Main St., Suite 101, Austin, MN 55912

WHEN: During Regular Business Hours

TICKETS: $20 per person

Clothing: ¼ zip long sleeve $20, polo shirts $15, knit caps $8.

Community Banquet

WHERE: Austin Holiday Inn, 1701 4th St. NW, Austin, MN 55912

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 11, — 5 p.m. social hour; 6 p.m. community banquet

TICKETS: $35 per person

In person: Discover Austin (301 North Main St., Suite 101, Austin, MN 55912)

By phone: 507-437-4563

More information and updates on the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener can be found at exploreminnesota.com/mngpho