The public is invited to help kick off the pheasant hunting season on the evening of Friday, Oct. 14 with a Food Truck “Flocking” in downtown Worthington. The “Flocking” is part of a big weekend in Worthington as it hosts the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Media from across the state will join invited guests and state officials to kick off Minnesota’s pheasant hunting season.
The food trucks will gather on Second Avenue between Ninth and 10th streets on downtown’s south side beginning at 5 p.m.
The public is also invited to a public land celebration prior to the “Flocking.” The event brings attention to a new tract of public hunting land at Ransom Ridge Wildlife Management Area, located about four miles southeast of Rushmore. That celebration takes place at 4:30 p.m. near 290th Street (Nobles County 56) and Knauf Avenue. It will include comments from local dignitaries and conservationists. Worthington FFA students will also seed native wildflowers and grasses on site.
The Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener is part of a weekend of festivities in Worthington that will showcase the many hunting, recreational and travel opportunities the area has to offer visitors. Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are assisting Forward Worthington in planning the event.