Good news for pheasant hunters

Pheasant counts are up this year compared to 2011, providing good conditions for Minnesota hunters. Hunting season begins October 15.
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A mild winter and warm spring provided good conditions for pheasant populations that are up 68 percent from last year, the DNR tells the Pioneer Press. Hunting conditions should be best west-central, east-central, and southwestern portions of Minnesota.

The highest pheasant counts were in the west-central region, according to Northlands News Center.

Pheasant hunting season begins October 15 and ends January 1.

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