Welcome to the City of Madelia!
"Pheasant Capital of Minnesota"
Please join us on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 for the 5th Annual Pheasant Phest(ival)! Our event feature an all-day five stand sporting clay shoot, beginners clay shoot, sporting clays and a trick shooting demonstration. Participants can win great prizes or shoot for fun. Our Lewis Class scoring system and full atmosphere welcome any and all shooters, from beginning to expert. The festivities continue into the evening with a community dinner and dance, complete with live entertainment. Discount hotel accomodations are available upon request. More information will become available soon as we continue the planning and preparation process.
We are also proud to announce that Madelia is the home of the 2013 Governor's Pheasant Opener! This will be the third year of the Governor's Opener and it is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Please remember to check back from time to time as details of the weekend events are scheduled.
You can help sponser these events! As a small city, we encourage sponserships to support the best events possible. Please contact Dan Madsen, City Administrator, for sponsorship benefits and information. You can also contact Madelia City Hall at (507) 642-3245. Madelia City Hall is located at 116 W. Main Street, Madelia, MN 56062.
For years, Madelia has been the proud home of the Department of Natural Resources Research Station, responsible for pheasant studies, brood counts and habitat information. Madelia has also been the proud home of many hunters, from all backgrounds and of all ages.
When you speak with veteran hunters around Madelia, you hear stories about how great things were several years back; stories about how hotels were overbooked for months and how grandfathers would hunt with sons and grandsons on the pheasant hunting opener each and every year.
As time passes, things undoubtedly change. One thing that has remained the same, however, is the passion and tradition of Pheasant Hunting in Madelia. In an effort to revitalize and continue this passion and tradition, the City of Madelia, Madelia Chamber of Commerce and the Madelia Sportsmen’s Club created Pheasant Phest in 2009 as a community celebration. We continue this tradition for the 5th year in 2013.
Pheasant Phest is focused around the Pheasant Hunting Season, and invites hunters and non-hunters alike to join in on the fun and festivities.