Minnesota 2014 Pheasant Hunting Season Set, Walk-in Access Expanding

757cd32e-85de-4735-802e-c79981db49a0 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.