Enter fishing opener kids contest

Honor the family member or special adult that introduced you to the great outdoors by winning a free trip to the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Event.

You’ll join the festivities leading up to the official opener on May 12 in the host region of the Willmar lakes area, including the communities of Willmar, Spicer, and New London.

All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27 utilizing this online form (or mail all required information so that it arrives by the deadline to: Outdoor News, Attention 2018 Governor's Opener, 9850 51ST Ave. N., Suite 130, Plymouth, MN 55442). You must tell us in 50 words or less why you should be chosen to fish the Governor’s Fishing Opener. All information is required, and it's open to all Minnesota residents between the ages of 8 and 17.

The winner will receive an opening-day fishing trip with a Willmar lakes area host and an Outdoor News staffer for yourself and one adult, along with Outdoor News Junior Pro Team logo wear and membership into the Outdoor News Junior Pro Team. You and your adult also will receive two-night accommodations at a Willmar lakes area motel or resort (Friday and Saturday nights).

This opportunity is compliments of Outdoor News, BOB FM radio, Explore Minnesota, Willmar Lakes Area CVB and the Outdoor News Junior Pro Team. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27. Winners will be announced no later than Friday, May 4 via social media and/or in Outdoor News.

Share all your fishing opener pictures with us, using the hashtags #OUTDOORNEWS #JPTfishing #MNGFO2018 #OnlyinMN.

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