1 Pheasant season opens

It is officially pheasant season and the Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to remind all hunters of the Rooster Roundup contest.

During the season, 250-banded pheasants were released in Finney County, near Garden City; in Ford County, near Dodge City; in Stevens County, near Hugoton; in Seward County, near Liberal and in Hodgeman County, near Jetmore.

If you bag one of the banded pheasants, bring the leg band to one of the approved locations to register and claim your prize.

Once you register your band you will instantly receive a Rooster Roundup hat and a $10 community prize.

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 community gift certificate from each of the participating communities.

The season will end on Jan. 31.

2 Young Guns

The Young Guns timed event extravaganza kicks off their season today and Sunday at the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City.

The rodeo competition features participants that range in age from 6-years-old and under up to 18.

The events they will compete in will be barrels, poles, goat tail untying, dummy roping, breakaway, steer breakaway, steer stop, calf tie down and team roping.

For more information on the rodeo as well as a schedule of the future dates, visit younggunsdc.com.

3 Hunter breakfast, veteran dinner

The VFW Post 1714 will be doing double-duty today as it will host a pheasant hunters breakfast from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.

Then from 5 to 7 p.m. will be a veterans dinner.

The breakfast will feature biscuits and gravy, hash brown, scrambled eggs and bacon.

The dinner will be chili and baked goods.

There will also be a bake sale running all day as well as a raffle for a chance to win a Mossberg 500.

There are 250 tickets available and tickets are $25.

The gun will be given away on Saturday and you do not need to be in attendance to win.

4 Cowboy Hall of Fame

Guymon Petro Bar and Grill will host the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame ceremony tonight starting at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and is open to the public.

Contact Boot Hill Museum executive director Lara Brehm at 620-227-8188 for more information.

5 Cinderella

The final performance of the Dodge City High School drama department's production of Cinderella is tonight with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children.

To contact the writer email vmarshall@dodgeglobe.com