Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced winners from the Bounty Bird and Rooster Roundup pheasant hunting contests.

The CVB ran these two separate hunting contests simultaneously in Ford County for pheasant hunters in the area.

To enter into the Bounty Bird and Rooster Roundup contests, each hunter needed to bring the leg band(s) into the Visitor Information Center by the last day of the pheasant season.

By registering their band(s), recipients received a Rooster Roundup hat provided by the CVB and either a $20 free play certificate courtesy of Boot Hill Casino & Resort or a hunting flashlight (depending upon the registered hunter's age).

Registered hunters of a Bounty Bird band received a prize generously donated by one of our many local sponsors valued from $14 to $200.

Registered hunters of a Rooster Roundup band was entered into a grand prize drawing for $500 worth of Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Checks.

Twenty-five Bounty Bird and ten Rooster Roundup contest birds were "bagged" and registered out of the 150 banded birds released in Ford County for the 2018/2019 pheasant season.

The recorded bands represented hunters from 11 states and 16 cities combined for these two contests.

The Bounty Bird winners were: Kenneth Abell from Warren, Ohio, who won a Boot Hill Distillery gift card for registering one banded bird.

Ryan Ausmus from Dodge City, who won Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Checks for registering one banded bird.

Brett Boatright from Dodge City, who won an ACE Hardware gift certificate for registering one banded bird.

Craig Brown from Greenwood, Missouri, who won a Boot Hill Casino & Resort gift certificate for registering one banded bird.

Douglas Coffer from Dodge City, who won a Central Station Bar & Grill gift certificate for registering one banded bird.

Todd Dean from Mullinville, who won a Mariah Hills Golf Course package for registering one banded bird.

Anthony Drumm from Dodge City, who won two Long Branch Lagoon Water Park day passes for registering one banded bird.

Kevin Fralick from Dodge City, who won a Holiday Inn Express & Suites gift certificate for one free night stay, and a Boot Hill Casino & Resort rifle bag for registering two banded birds.

Kevin Freeman from Dodge City, who won a Mariah Hills Golf Course package for registering one banded bird.

Scott Garrett from Ponca City, Oklahoma, who won a Mariah Hills Golf Course package, a Guymon Petro Bar & Grill gift certificate, and a Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton gift certificate for one free night stay for registering three banded birds.

Greg Keck from Dodge City, who won a Quick Draw Oil Change gift certificate for registering one banded bird.

Dan McCorkell from Edmond, Oklahoma, who won a Holiday Inn Express & Suites gift certificate for one free night stay for registering one banded bird.

Taylor Miley from Altoona, Florida, who won Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Checks for registering one banded bird.

John Shallenburger from Columbus, who won a double the amount of Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Checks for registering two banded birds.

Cleo Speer from Wellsville, who won a Boot Hill Casino & Resort thermal cup for registering one banded bird.

Rex Starnes from Utica, Kentucky, who won a Dodge City Brewing gift certificate for registering one banded bird.

Matt Stuut from Wichita, who won two Dodge City Raceway Park ticket vouchers for registering one banded bird.

Gary Tenbrink from Spearville, who won a Central Station Bar & Grill gift certificate, and Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Checks for registering two banded birds.

Manuel Torress from Dodge City, who won a Boot Hill Casino & Resort rifle bag for registering one banded bird.

Matt Veeder from Dodge City, who won two Long Branch Lagoon Water Park day passes  for registering one banded bird.

James Wisely of Argyle, Texas, won the $500 in Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Checks grand prize.