Redfield Area Chamber to celebrate 100 years of pheasant hunting with bird contests
By Shiloh Appel
In celebration of Redfield’s centennial year of pheasant hunting, the Redfield Area Chamber of Commerce is releasing 20 banded birds at the start of pheasant hunting season this year (October 19th). Hunters who shoot a banded bird and turn the band in to the Redfield Area Chamber of Commerce will be awarded a prize for each band redeemed. Hunters who retrieve one or more bands will also be put into a grand prize drawing for a shotgun.
In addition to the banded bird contest, the Redfield Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Longest Tail Feather” contest. Hunters who find they have an exceptionally long-tailed pheasant can turn the tail feather in to Appel Quick Stop. Each week throughout pheasant hunting season the tail feathers will be measured. The person who turned in the longest tail feather each week will be awarded a prize. According to Redfield Area Chamber of Commerce president, Jerad Appel, prizes range from pheasant cups, hats and T-shirts to whiskey bottles with the 100-year logo imprinted in them.
“The tail feathers have to be from this year’s pheasant. They can’t be from a past year,” said Appel.
For more information on the contests, contact the Redfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 605-472-0965.