The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has set season dates for the state’s 2014 pheasant hunting season
. The season will open on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and close on Sunday, January 4, 2015.
Additionally, Minnesota’s Walk-in Access (WIA) program
will be expanded from 28 counties to 35 counties in 2014. The Walk-in Access program – much of it geared toward pheasant hunters – provides hunting opportunities on private land that is already enrolled in existing conservation programs or lands with high-quality wildlife cover. More than 20,000 acres are expected to be enrolled in the program by autumn.
-Anthony Hauck is Pheasants Forever’s online editor. Email Anthony at AHauck@pheasantsforever.org and follow him on Twitter @AnthonyHauckPF