New Rooster RoundUp Hunting Contest Begins November 21st

Banded pheasants worth cash and prizes to be released in Ford, Finney, Hodgeman counties

Kansas Prairie Hunting Contest
Kansas Prairie Hunting Contest
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)

Dodge City, KS -(Ammoland.com)- One hundred and fifty banded pheasants will be released in Ford, Finney, and Hodgeman counties as part of an inaugural pheasant hunting contest hosted by Dodge City, Garden City, and the city of Jetmore.

The contest begins Nov. 21 and ends Dec. 31, 2014. Hunters age 18 or older who bag one of the banded pheasants can register the bird at one of the approved locations listed below, immediately claim a prize and register to win additional prizes provided by each community. There is no cost to participate.

Predetermined prizes will be assigned to each of the banded birds and could include a:

  • Shotgun
  • Restaurant voucher
  • Hotel voucher
  • Cash prize
  • HorseThief Reservoir cabin voucher
  • HorseThief Reservoir Vehicle Permit
  • Various hunting supplies

Pheasant bands can be registered at the following locations:

  • Dodge City Visitors Center
    • 400 West Wyatt Earp
    • Dodge City, Kansas 67801
    • (620) 225-8186
    • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Closed Nov. 27-28, and Dec. 25-26
  • Finney County CVB
    • 1513 Fulton Terrace
    • Garden City, Kansas 67846
    • (620) 276-0607
    • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Closed Nov. 27-28, and Dec. 25
  • HorseThief Reservoir
    • 19005 SW Hwy 156
    • Jetmore, Kansas 67854
    • (620) 253-8464
    • Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • *See Josh Hobbs
  • Hodgeman County Economic Development Office
    • 500 Main – 1Floor
    • Jetmore, Kansas 67854
    • (620) 357-5561
    • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • *See Lea Ann Seiler

Mailed entries will also be accepted for those unable to visit one of the locations listed above and should include the following:

  • Pheasant band
  • Name of hunter
  • Location bird was shot
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • Copy of valid hunting license

All bands will be returned to the person responsible for registering the entry at the end of the contest.

For a complete list of rules, visit www.visitdodgecity.org, or call Jan Stevens at (620) 225-8186.

About the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)

Fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation are important to the quality of life for all Kansans and to the Kansas economy. As a public steward of the Kansas natural resources, the mission of the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is to: Conserve and enhance Kansas natural heritage, its wildlife and its habitats–to assure future generations the benefits of the state’s diverse, living resources; Provide the public with opportunities for the use and appreciation of the natural resources of Kansas, consistent with the conservation of those resources; Inform the public of the status of the natural resources of Kansas to promote understanding and gain assistance in achieving this mission.