Dodge City, Garden City, Hugoton, Jetmore, Liberal, Cimarron, & Elkhart Kansas (Ford, Finney, Stevens, Hodgeman, Seward, Grant, Gray, & Morton Counties) are pleased to announce the 5th annual pheasant hunting contest.

During this year’s hunting season, 600 pheasants will be banded on the leg and released in Ford County near Dodge City, in Finney County near Garden City, in Stevens County near Hugoton, in Hodgeman County near Jetmore, in Seward County near Liberal, in Gray County near Cimarron, and in Morton County near Elkhart. If you are lucky enough to bag one of the banded pheasants, bring your leg band to one of the approved locations to register your leg band and claim your prize!

Kansas consistently ranks as one of the top three when compared to other states’ annual harvest of pheasants.  With 185,000 acres of walk in hunting land, that is open to hunters in southwest Kansas, this area will give you a shot at cash and Seven GRAND PRIZES.

Once you register the leg band at an approved location (listed below), you will automatically receive a “Rooster Roundup” hat and a community gift worth at least $10.00.

At that time, your leg band will also be entered into a drawing to win a GRAND PRIZE of $500.00 in community gift certificate “bucks” (one per community) to be used for purchases of the winner’s choice.

The “Rooster Roundup” Pheasant Contest runs from November 10, 2020 to January 31, 2020

If your bagged bird has one of the leg bands, you must bring the leg band to one of the approved locations to register your band and claim your prize!

Drawing for the GRAND PRIZE for “Rooster Roundup”, will take place after the end of the contest (January 31, 2020) and winners will be contacted by phone.

For more information contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 620-276-0607 in Garden City, or any of the participating communities.

 

It’s all in the game – give it a shot!

Prizes include:

  • “Rooster Roundup” hat per each registered leg band (600 TOTAL).
    • Some communities will be releasing more than 50 birds.
  • $10.00 community gift certificate ‘bucks’ per each registered leg band (600 TOTAL).
    • Some communities will be giving gifts worth more than $10.00.
  • $500.00 GRAND PRIZE community gift certificate ‘bucks’ (8 TOTAL – 1 per community).
  • “Bounty Birds” prizes will be given to winners who hunt in the Dodge City area only.
    • “Bounty Birds” will have a specific colored band and will be different than the “Rooster Roundup” bands. Those bands are exclusive to a series of separate prizes.
  • Please check with each community for a full list of birds released and prizes available.

 

Rules & Regulations

  • 600 banded pheasants will be released in Ford County near Dodge City, in Finney County near Garden City, in Stevens County near Hugoton, in Hodgeman County near Jetmore, in Seward County near Liberal, in Gray County near Cimarron, and in Morton County near Elkhart.
  • No cost to enter.
  • All licensed hunters, 21 and older, are welcome to participate and collect prize.
  • Entries accepted from November 11, 2020 through January 31, 2020.
  • Each leg band entry must be turned in at one of the approved locations in Dodge City, Garden City, Hugoton, Jetmore, Liberal, Cimarron, Elkhart or Ulysses to be registered.
  • A number is assigned to each leg band and the GRAND PRIZE winner will be revealed the week following the contests end on January 31, 2020.
  • A valid hunting license should be presented when submitting your leg band entry.
  • All State and Federal firearms regulations apply.

 

Banded pheasant entries must be registered at the following locations:

Garden City:

Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau
1513 Fulton Terrace
Garden City, KS 67846
620-276-0607
Hours of Operation: Monday– Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and the following Friday, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Dodge City:

Dodge City Visitors Center
400 West Wyatt Earp
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-225-8186
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and the following Friday, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Jetmore:

Horse Thief Reservoir (HTR)
19005 SW Hwy 156
Jetmore, KS  67854
620-253-8464
(See Josh Hobbs or Heather Mihm)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

OR

Hodgeman County Eco Devo Office (HCED)
500 Main – 1st Floor
Jetmore, KS  67854
620-357-5561
(See Lea Ann Seiler)
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm or call on weekends

Hugoton:

Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce & Stevens County Economic Development
630 S Main
Hugoton, KS  67951
620-544-4305 or 620-309-7828 (cell)
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am- 4:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving and the following Friday, the day before Christmas, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Liberal:

Liberal Tourist Information Center
1 Yellow Brick Road
Liberal, KS  67901
620-626-0170
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and the following Friday, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Elkhart:

Morton County Chamber of Commerce
451 Morton Street
P.O. Box 817
Elkhart, KS.  67950
620-697-4600
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed November 12th for Veteran’s Day, November 22nd and 23rd for Thanksgiving, December 24th and 25th for Christmas and December 31st at noon and January 1st for New Year’s.

Cimarron:

City Hall
119 S Main St
Cimarron, KS 67835
(620) 855-2215
Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day (See Taylor Dye)

Mailed entries will also be accepted, (it is recommended to register the letter) please include:

      • Pheasant leg band
      • Name
      • Address
      • Phone
      • Copy of valid hunting license
      • Email address
      • Location of the shoot

Bands will be returned to the person who registered the entry at the end of the contest, if requested.

Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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