Ryan Fiedler (front) of Cherokee is this year's winner of the Longest Tail Feather contest, held at Arms and Ammo of Cherokee, owned by Barry Johnson (back). Fiedler took home a custom Pheasant Forever pullover sweatshirt, along with a box of shells, a hunter's safety hat, and a flashlight. Fiedler shot his bird near Cherokee with a 20-gauge shotgun, and the tail feather measured 25 1/8 inches long. This is the third time that Fiedler has won a tail-feather contest. The contest was held from Oct. 25 to Jan. 10. Photo by Mike Leckband
The winners of the contest for the "Longest Tailfeather" from a pheasant were recently announced at Cherokee businesses Arms and Ammo and Fireice Firearms, which cosponsored the contest. Ryan Fielder was named the winner at Arms and Ammo and Tim Greenwood at Fireice Firearms.
Tim Greenwood of Cherokee (left) was this year's winner of the Longest Tail Feather contest at Fireice Firearms of Cherokee. Greenwood is pictured with Fireice Firearms' owner Dave Brown (right), who is also the Vice-President of the Cherokee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever. Greenwood received a custom Pheasant Forever pullover sweatshirt for this 26 inch tailfeather from a bird he shot near Aurelia. "I knew as soon as I got him, that it was a big tail feather, " commented Greenwood. who donated his prize to Heather Eaton, for all of the work she has done with the Pheasant Forever Youth. Photo by Mike Leckband