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Bird Bounty lifted: 65 of 99 rooster bands returned

Posted: Monday, Jan 20th, 2014

HURON For the second year in a row, the Ringneck Nation Bird Bounty went unclaimed.

Officials from the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau, along with employees from Prostrollo General Motors gathered Friday to conduct the drawing for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado from the dealerships. Coca-Cola was also a main sponsor for the promotion, which ran throughout the entire 2014 pheasant hunting season.

Before the start of the hunting season, 99 banded rooster pheasants were released throughout the Huron area.

Once a hunter harvested one of the birds, the band was returned to Prostrollo General Motors for an instant prize package from the sponsors and then the band was entered into the drawing for the new truck.

Of the 99 roosters released, a total of 65 were shot during the 2014 hunting season.

Those 65 bands, along with one from a lucky winner which was drawn Friday, were eligible to win the truck.

In order to be eligible for the final band, which was drawn Friday, a person merely had to register at www.hunthuronsd.com.

Winning the final band on Friday was George LeGrand of Virgil.

The 66 bands were placed in a jar for the final drawing for the truck and if the one drawn matched the band, which was pre-drawn, that hunter would have won the truck.

The band picked out of the jar was No. 26, which was turned in by Nate Johnson of Lino Lakes, Minn.

Unfortunately, the band, which was pre-drawn was No. 43. Glenn Boyd of Aiken, Minn., had turned the No. 43 band in during the season, so if his band had been drawn, he would have been the new owner of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado from Prostrollos.

For the complete article see the 01-18-2014 issue.

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