Pheasant hunting season is just around
the corner and Winner Area Chamber of Commerce wants to give a proper welcome
to all the hunters who come to the Winner area.
“We want to do a better job of
welcoming hunters,” said Mike Scott, executive director of the Chamber.
He said the Chamber is trying to
improve its visibility in welcoming hunters to the area.
One of the ways to do this is to host a
scarecrow making contest.
The contest is open to all businesses,
organizations or individuals. The scarecrow is to be made with a welcome
The deadline to enter the contest is
Oct. 15. A picture of the scarecrow must be sent to the Chamber office by that
Applications can be obtained at the
Chamber office or on line. Persons are asked to fill out the bottom portion of
the application and return it to the
Scott says the displays can inside or
outside. If they are inside, they should be somewhere that is visible to the
There will be a first, second and third
place winners. First place will receive $300 in Winner Cash with second place,
$200 in Winner Cash and third place $100 in Winner Cash.
Another way the Chamber is welcoming
hunters is with the purchase of “Welcome Hunters” banners that will be hung on
Main Street. The colorful orange banners will be eye catching.
The Chamber has also purchased signs to
be displayed at each end of Winner and
at the airport.
The Chamber is asking businesses to
wear orange shirt or Hunt SD t shirts on the first three Fridays of pheasant
Pheasant hunting season starts on Oct.
On Oct. 15, the Chamber is asking that
businesses that dress in orange to take a picture and send it to the Chamber e
The Chamber has the special Hunt SD t
shirts available to buy. They are designed for both Winner and Colome.
The Chamber is asking that businesses
who dress in orange to take a picture and e mail it to the chamber at email@example.com
The business will be entered for a
“We want to make sure we welcome
hunters to town with our western hospitality,” said Scott.