Banded Pheasant Contest

Hunters Can Win Prizes
with Banded Pheasants
When the youth pheasant hunting season begins Saturday, September 26, local hunters should keep their eyes peeled for banded birds that will have been released in public walk-in hunting areas in Grant County. Through a joint effort by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce and Grant County Pheasants Forever, the annual banded bird contest will continue this season. 
The groups released an undisclosed number of banded birds into public hunting areas, and any hunter who bags one should take the bands from these birds to UPI Petroleum in Milbank to participate in the contest.
Each banded bird will be awarded an instant prize, and the participants’ names will be entered into an end of season drawing for a grand prize. Business owners who would like to contribute prizes may do so by contacting the chamber office.
Organizers indicate that the banded bird contest is a great way to encourage youth to be active in a lifetime sport and engage with the local businesses that sponsor the contest. While the organizers are targeting youth participants, when the regular season opens October 10, any adults who shoot the banded birds may enter the contest as well.
Refer to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks for complete licensing details and season dates. 
For more information on the contest, contact Darin Mertens at 605-949-2459.