Posted by Melissa Burlaga
Deer hunting season is a special time in Minnesota bringing together friends and families to share in long-held traditions.
To honor the great deer hunting tradition, educate our youth and promote ethical hunting practices, Governor Tim Pawlenty and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Explore Minnesota Tourism and the Little Falls community, is proud to announce the 2010 8th Annual Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener celebration.
Many activities will take place during this year’s celebration, on November 5th & 6th in the Little Falls area.
Throughout the event we will be focusing on celebrating Minnesota’s outdoor heritage and the benefits deer hunting brings to Minnesota’s outstate economy.
Due to Camp Ripley’s close ties to the Little Falls community, this year’s event will provide well deserved recognition to our servicemen and women in securing our American freedoms to enjoy what is often taken for granted such as vast public lands, the freedom to hunt, fish and enjoy our unique American outdoor heritage.
The Governor invite you to join us for several public events.
Friday, November 5th the “Big Buck” Luncheon will be held at Camp Ripley.
Besides presentations by Minnesota dignitaries, your ticket to the “Big Buck” Luncheon includes a comedic performance by the renowned “Deer Camp the Musical”, a commemorative cap, door prizes and the chance to mix and mingle with fellow hunting enthusiasts.
Tickets are $25 and available at the Little Falls Chamber, by contacting MDHA at 218.327.1103 ext. 12 or by visiting www.mndeerhunters.com
After lunch join us for several breakout activities including a visit to Camp Ripley’s Military Museum, focusing on American military events since Minnesota’s Statehood in 1858, browse a military vehicle display, learn about renowned wildlife research projects on the 53,000 acre reserve and observe the National Archery in the Schools Shoot Off between Royalton and Little Falls schools with an award presentation to follow.