The 2019 Governor’s Pheasant Opener kicks off today (Friday) in Austin:

“I feel a lot of pressure, I have to be honest with you. The last three openers, I was able to get my limit of pheasants.”

Walz says he was hoping to have his dog take off some of the pressure, however:

“My puppy is too small to go hunting. I thought maybe I would use him as an excuse to take him out there — but we’ll see.”

Walz says this is the first time Austin has hosted the Governor’s Pheasant Opener. The season opens tomorrow.