South Dakota Tourism celebrating top dogs

Fall is pheasant hunting season in South Dakota. Birds are easy to find, but a good hunting dog is a rare treasure. The look in a dog’s eyes that says, “Take me hunting” is hard to resist. That’s why South Dakota Tourism is on the hunt to reward the best dogs.

The “Take Me Hunting” photo contest launched on October 4, as a weekly photo contest on South Dakota Tourism’s Facebook page. Fans are encouraged to post pictures of their dog. In the first week of the contest, 143 photos were submitted. In the 6 weeks that the contest has been active, 325 photos have been submitted and South Dakota Tourism’s Facebook page has gained 500 fans.

The contest is in the seventh week of the eight week long photo contest. Each weekly winner is awarded a weekly prize consisting of dog treats, an orange “Take Me Hunting” dog collar, a stuffed bird and a collapsible water bowl. Each of the eight weekly winners will also be eligible for the grand prize of a $100 Cabela’s gift card.

To enter a photo in the contest, go to and upload a photo of your dog. Hunting dogs are encouraged, but all pooches are welcome.

-From a South Dakota Tourism news release