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Hunting & Fishing
  • Dodge City Has Great Hunting 
HuntersIn this section you will find helpful information about hunting in Dodge City and its surrounding areas. Please refer to the links on the left for more information about outfitters and what you can hunt in the Dodge City area.

For hunting seasons, regulations, licensing, and other information, visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website.

Rooster Round Up Hunting Contest 
Rooster Roundup Ad

Bounty Bird Hunting Contest Bounty Bird Rules

 Bounty Bird Hunting Poster  

$10,000 TOTAL PRIZES

Grand Prize-Sports Hunting Package - $3,000 ESTIMATED Value -1-WINNER

  • Cecil’s Trails End Hunting Lodge www.hunttrailsend.com 
    • 3 Day Pheasant Hunt for 2 (2017-2018) Season
    • 18 Bird Limit
    • Fully Guided
    • 9 Meals
    • 3 Nights Lodging
    • $1,350.00 Value 
  • Dodge City Exotic Hunting www.dodgecityhunting.net
    • Ram Hunt for 1 (2016 or 2017 Dates)
    • Includes All Skinning, Caping and Quartering
    • Meals and Lodging Provided during your hunt
    • $1,000.00 Value
  • Hunting Items – Dodge City CVB www.visitdodgecity.com
    • Yeti Cooler
    • Hunting Gloves, Pistol Case, Camo Blanket, Sunglasses, Mug, and other Camo items
    • $550.00 Value
  • Hunting Items – Boot Hill Casino and Resort www.boothillcasino.com
    • Insulated Mugs, T-Shirts, Playing Cards, Dice, Stuffed Longhorn, and Soft Sided Cooler
    • $75.00 Value
  • Boot Hill Gamebirds www.boothillgamebirds.com
    • 10 flight and weather-conditioned northern Bobwhite Quail
    • 10 flight and weather-conditioned Chukars
    • $150.00 Value


First Place Prize- $500.00 -1- WINNER

Second Place Prize- $250.002-WINNERS

Third Place Prize- $100.005 –WINNERS

Consolation Prize$25.00 Free Play at Boot Hill Casino and Resort - All Bands 

Bands for the Pheasant Bounty Bird entries must be turned in at the following locations in 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 and Christmas and New Year’s Day

Comfort Suites
2700 West Wyatt Earp Blvd.
Dodge City KS 67801
620-801-4500
Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day

Stay Suites of America
2320 West Wyatt Earp
Dodge City KS 67801
620-227-5000
Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day

Best Western Hotels:
Best Western Plus Country Inn and Suites
506 N 14th Avenue
Dodge City KS 67801
620-225-7378
And
Best Western North Edge
404 W. Frontview
Dodge City KS 67801
620-371-6441
Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day

Dodge City Chamber of Commerce
311 W Spruce
Dodge City KS 67801
620-227-3119

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

The mission of the Convention and Visitors Bureau is to promote Dodge City and the area’s resources and assets to bring prospective tourists and convention and travel business to Dodge City. 

Hotel Hunting Information
 
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Fishing & Boating
A big, big dam is located in Hodgeman County, Kansas, just 20 miles north of Dodge City.

Horse Thief Reservoir is open. Features of the reservoir include:
  • Fishing
  • Hunting (WIHA)
  • Boating
  • Jetski
  • Swimming
  • Picnic area with fire rings for those cold evenings
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities

Fishing has been good all summer with very nice catfish being caught at this time. Fish that have been stocked at this time include walleye, large mouth bass, blue gill, catfish, and a variety of minnows. For you bow fishermen, there were plenty of carp already in the creek, so come enjoy!

Some of the park does remain closed for construction of the campgrounds. There will be 42 sites with water and electric and many other primitive sites available. There will be a large restroom with showers available in the campgrounds. Camping will be available in 2011.