Chamber Welcomes Hunters to Winner

Winner Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to welcome hunters to Winner for the opening weekend of pheasant hunting season. The season opens at noon on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The Chamber is participating in the statewide Rooser Rush promo and has ordered 200 shirts for businesses employees to wear to promote pheasant hunting in the area.

Businesses are encouraged to wear their orange with pride as they welcome hunters to Winner.

The Chamber will have three large banners set up to welcome the hunters. One will be the east end of town, one on the west and one at the airport.

Karla Brozik, executive director of the Winner Chamber, says she has been taking calls from hunters who are wondering about the pheasant population. The chamber office is stocked with good information for hunters from public hunting maps, 2017 hunting guide, post cards and pheasant pins.

Tripp County is ranked second in the state for number of dollars spent by hunters.

Figures show the total spent in 2016 in Tripp County was $13.5 million. That includes $10.9 million by nonresident hunters and $2.6 million by resident hunters.

Last year there were 5,676 nonresident hunters in Tripp County and 1,834 resident hunters.

The Game Fish and Parks Department reports the total birds harvested last year in Tripp County is 67,925 with 15,048 resident and 52,877 nonresident.

While harsh weather conditions this year reduced the state’s brood court, South Dakota is still the nation’s best pheasant hunting.
The Winner Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the Sharp Shooter Classic Dec. 8 and 9. This is a way to promote late season pheasant hunting.

Brozik says Winner businesses welcome all the visitors to Winner.

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