Minnesota’s first “Pheasant Summit” is scheduled for next month in Marshall. There’s still time to register. See below for details.
The event, convened by Gov. Mark Dayton, is borrowed from a similar event convened last year — and again this year — by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
Like South Dakota’s “Pheasant Habitat Summit,” the event isn’t about training dogs or improving marksmanship, but protecting grasslands, wetlands and other critical habitat for pheasants and other upland birds of the prairie.
No agenda has been produced for the event yet, and it remains unclear what, if anything, might come from the summit. One of the DNR’s stated goals is to solicit ideas from the public. As such, the DNR has an online survey that can be filled out for those unable to attend.