The Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener (GPHO) was established in 2011. The purpose of the event is to focus on Minnesota’s hunting heritage, cultural traditions and the economic impact of the sport, as well as to generate associated travel and tourism.
The GPHO is a cooperative promotion between the host community, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and Explore Minnesota Tourism. State government, local communities, hunting organizations, and the tourism and hospitality industry work together to promote Minnesota hunting and outdoor activities to the media.
The GPHO provides the host community with an opportunity to highlight area hunting and other recreational activities, attractions and points of interest.
The 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener will be hosted by Austin, Minnesota. Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will assist local partners in planning the event.
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The 2019 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener Banquet will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 at Holiday Inn & Conference Center Austin. More details coming soon!
Discover Austin CVB
301 North Main St. Suite 101
Austin, MN 55912
Lisa Havelka, Explore Minnesota firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-389-2683
Dan Ruiter, DNR email@example.com or 507-359-6014
Scott Roemhildt, DNR firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-389-8812