Tickets available for Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Banquet

Published 6:27 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Event to take place at Austin Holiday Inn

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz invites all Minnesotans to join him on Friday, Oct. 11, for the ninth annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Community Banquet in Austin.

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

Read more about the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Southern Exposure, available Friday, Sept. 27, in the Austin Daily Herald.

“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.”

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Tickets to the banquet are $35 each and can be purchased at Discover Austin (301 North Main St., Suite 101) or by calling 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.

The banquet is part of a weekend of festivities in Austin that will showcase the many hunting, recreational and travel opportunities the area has to offer visitors. Explore Minnesota and the DNR are assisting Discover Austin in planning the event.

More information and updates on the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener can be found at