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Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau: Annual Pheasant Hunting Contests Prize Announcement
The Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is thrilled to announce the conclusion of the 2020/2021 Bounty Bird and Rooster Roundup Pheasant Hunting Contests with a record-breaking return of bird bands! The CVB ran these two separate hunting contests simultaneously in Ford County during the recent pheasant season which concluded on January 31st.
Out of the 150 banded birds released for the 2020/2021 season, 39 Bounty Bird and 23 Rooster Roundup contest birds were “bagged” and registered. Combined for the two contests, registered bands represented hunters from ten states and seventeen cities, with the furthest hunter traveling roughly 1,035 miles.
On February 5th, the Dodge City CVB drew a winner for the Rooster Roundup contest on a Facebook video broadcast on the CVB Facebook page (@visitdodgecity) and shared onto the Wild West Country Facebook Page (@wildwestcountry). The winner of the Dodge City / Ford County 2020-2021 Rooster Roundup Contest is Douglas Cofer of Cimarron Kansas. Douglas received $500 in Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Bucks. Prize distribution for the Bounty Bird Contest occurred in February.
There is no cost to enter either contest and all licensed hunters were welcome to participate and collect prizes. The Bounty Bird Contest took place in Ford County only, with prizes valued at $14-$200 generously donated by one of our many local sponsors listed below. The Rooster Roundup contest took place in seven Southwest Kansas counties including; Ford, Finney, Gray, Hodgeman, Hugoton, Morton, and Seward. Each county awarded a grand prize worth $500 to their drawn winner.
By registering their band(s) at the Dodge City Visitor Information Center, hunters received a Rooster Roundup hat and either a $20 Free Play Chip courtesy of Boot Hill Casino & Resort or another hunting-related prize (depending upon the registered hunter's age).
The Dodge City CVB would like to thank the Mariah Fund for their continued support of Wild West Country and the Rooster Roundup contest. We would also like to thank all of our local sponsors for the incredible prizes donated, as well as the community that strives to make Ford County (and Southwest Kansas) the place to hunt.
Local sponsors include; Boot Hill Casino & Resort, Best Western North Edge Inn, Best Western PLUS County Inn and Suites, Boot Hill Distillery, Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City Brewing, Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce, Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, I Don’t Care Family Restaurant, Longs, Long Branch Lagoon Water Park, Mariah Hills Golf Course, Red Beard Coffee, Scooters Coffee, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and United Wireless Arena.
Dodge City and Ford County offer outdoor enthusiasts a variety of hunting opportunities including pheasant, quail, deer, turkey, and more. With welcoming guides, accommodating lodging hosts, and acres of public land, Ford County is a hunter's haven.
For a complete list of rules and additional information, please visit www.visitdodgecity.org/74/Hunting or contact the Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau at (620) 225-8186.