Governor’s deer opener in FF big opportunity [UPDATED]Published 4:54am Monday, August 12, 2013 Updated 7:08am Monday, August 12, 2013
In just a few months, Governor Mark Dayton will spend a weekend in Fergus Falls for deer hunting opener. Aside from delivering a boost to our economy, the event will also let us show off what Fergus Falls has to offer in front of a statewide spotlight.
We at The Daily Journal are excited that Fergus Falls was chosen to host the opener, and we encourage residents to get involved in the upcoming events.
It is expected that about 150 media members and dignitaries will stay in Fergus Falls from Nov. 7 to 9 for the opening weekend of deer hunting season. The City is looking for local hunters to give some of these visitors a snapshot of what it’s like to hunt around Fergus Falls. We encourage anyone who is interested to call Jean Bowman, executive director of the Fergus Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau, at 218 332 5425.
Dayton will not actually hunt over the weekend, but he will be around to experience the anticipated opening weekend of deer hunting in Otter Tail County. For area residents, part of this special hunting opener will be a series of special events. A Welcome to Deer Camp social, Outdoor Olympics, a youth field day, an exhibition shoot by the Gould Brothers and a big game luncheon at the Prairie Wetlands are some of the events that will take place Thursday and Friday. We can show the governor and the rest of Minnesota that we were the right choice for the deer hunting opener by having a great turnout at these events.