Norton, McPherson Pheasants Forever Chapters sponsor events
NORTON — The Longspur Chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) in Norton challenges all area youth 16 and younger to enter the long tail feather contest following the 2009 youth pheasant and quail season, Nov. 7-8. Participants are asked to pluck the longest tail feather on the birds they bag and bring them to End Zone Sports and Office Supplies in Norton to enter the contest. Resident entrants have a chance to win a Kansas Lifetime Hunting license.

Feathers entered must be from a rooster pheasant harvested during the Nov. 7-8 season and must be turned in by Wednesday, Nov. 11. The winning feather will be determined by the local Pheasants Forever Committee and the winner announced at the 18th Annual PF Banquet at the Eagles Lodge on Nov. 13. Entrants need not be present to win.

For more information, phone Brock Miller at 785-202-1312.

Another long tail feather contest will be sponsored by the McPherson Area Pheasants Forever Chapter at Heartland Outdoors in Hutchinson. The winner of this contest will receive a new Remington shotgun. The rules are the same as the Norton event, except that each participant may only enter one tail feather, which must be brought to Heartland Outdoors on Nov. 7 or 8 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday or from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The youngster submitting the longest tail feather will win a 12-gauge Remington 870 Express shotgun provided by the McPherson Area Pheasants Forever Chapter.

For more information on the McPherson event, phone 316-772-2702, 316-772-2704, or 620-664-6103.