Winter Games

In 1996, in order to promote East River South Dakota tourism and the new East River Snowmobile trails, Governor Janklow and the Poinsett Pounders created the Governor's Winter Games.  Hosted on Lake Poinsett, the games were a resounding success for promoting safe family fun.  Moved to Black's Pheasant Fields in 2004, on the east side of Lake Poinsett, the Poinsett Pounders have made the annual event (the third weekend in January) a weekend to remember.

2015 Winter Games information found below or contact Eric Erstad for more information.


January 16- 18th at Outskirts Lodge/ Blacks Pheasant Fields


Friday, January 16th, 2015
KWAT/ POUNDERS Fishing Tournament
Registration at Lake Poinsett before the tournament begins-- tourney starts at 10:00 am and there will be Codington County Search and Rescue Demonstrations if weather permits

Saturday, January 17th is the FAMILY DAY
10:00 am Safety Class for ages 7 and up
    **SDSA Safety Simulator will be on site all day
11:00 am- Avalanche Beacon- Winter Survival Exercises
11:30 am - 2:00 pm -- FREE CHILI AND HOT DOGS (free will donation taken)
12:30 pm -- Kid's Kitty Cat timed event for kids aged 5-10 (snowmobile provided)
VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE SHOW -- Bring your oldies! 
2pm -- Family and Vintage snowmobile ride

Siouxland Poker Run -- Noon Start- Draw until 10:00 pm at Siouxland

Sunday, January 18th is the POUNDERS' BIG BUCKS POKER RUN
WITH A GUARANTEED $3,000 First Place Pay out

10:00 am- Registration
11:00 am- Kickoff (Maps provided)

$10 per hand- Unlimited Hands for Purchase at 10:00 am

Draw your cards at any time after 3:00 pm and you MUST BE IN LINE by 4:00 pm to draw cards. Once the lines are gone, the poker run is considered complete and the winner is announced. 
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