The Minnesota pheasant hunting season opens tomorrow morning. (9 a.m.) The DNR’s Greg Hoch says the annual roadside pheasant index is up this year:

“Last year it was 37.6 birds and this year it’s 53.5 birds. So we are up significantly from actually the last couple of years.”

Hoch reminds us that all pheasant hunters must wear at least one visible article of clothing above the waist that is blaze orange or pink.