Pheasant contest for hunters and dogs |

Pheasant contest for hunters and dogs

Don Quilici

The Walker River Pheasant Club of Yerington will host its sixth annual Pheasant Championship on Feb. 11-13.

That hunting event will be held at the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area near Yerington.

The contest will consist of teams competing against each other, with each team consisting of two hunters and one dog.

The event is open to all dogs which are pointing breeds or flushers.

The teams will be competing for $1,000 in each class (pointing or flusher), which will be split $500-$300-$200.

Each timed event will begin from a designated start area and will end when six pheasants are in the possession of the hunters or when 30 minutes has elapsed, whichever occurs first.

Each hunter will be limited to the use of six shells.

The registration fee is $125 for the qualifying series and $100 for the finals.

The qualifying events are on Friday and Saturday, with the top 12 teams in each class competing for the championship on Sunday.

The three-day event is limited to a maximum of 48 teams in each class on a first-come, first served basis.

Registration deadline is Jan. 23.

For information, call Fred Smith in Yerington at (775) 463-3870.