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The Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is thrilled to announce the return of the annual pheasant hunting contests; Rooster Roundup and Bounty Bird. The 2021-2022 pheasant hunting season begins on November 13th and Ford County will boast an additional incentive to hunters with the release of 150 banded pheasants near the Ford County walk-in hunting areas adjacent to Dodge City.
Rooster Roundup will have 50 red numbered leg banded birds and Bounty Bird will have 100 gold numbered leg banded birds released before the start of the ‘21-‘22 pheasant hunting season. If you are lucky enough to bag one of the leg banded pheasants, hunters will need to return the leg band to the Dodge City Visitor Information Center to receive a gift and officially register the band for the appropriate contest. If you happen bag a Rooster Roundup bird banded for another participating county, those bands can also be turned into the Visitor Information Center and the band will be returned to the appropriate county for the Rooster Roundup contest drawing. Each band registered at Visitor Information Center will receive a gift as well as a $20 FREE PLAY voucher from Boot Hill Casino & Resort.
Rooster Roundup bands will be entered into a grand prize drawing worth $500. Bounty Bird bands will correlate with a community prize valued over $25. All winners will be revealed after the conclusion of pheasant hunting season (January 31, 2022). Winners of the prizes will be contacted by telephone and prizes may be picked up at the Dodge City Visitor Information Center or will be mailed to the winner.
As always, this is a great opportunity for hunters as there are more chances to win prizes when you hunt in Ford County. For a complete list of rules, visit www.visitdodgecity.org or contact the Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau at (620) 225-8186.
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.
Megan Welsh, Manager
Dodge City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
Dodge City, Kansas 67801
(620) 225-8186 | (800) 653-9378