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2016 Hunt Returns to Oakley

Oakley 2016 Ringneck Classic

November 17, 18, 19, 20

Ranked #4 in Pheasant Hunting by Pheasants Forever in 2012, Oakley consistently offers excellent upland bird hunting opportunities.  With plenty of spring moisture this year, 2016 will be another great hunting season for Northwest Kansas.

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Conservationist Shane Mahoney to Speak at The Classic Awards Banquet

Shane Mahoney“You know of all the great things that America has stood for and all of the great ideas that America has brought to the world and continues to bring to the world, I think we sometimes forget that conservation itself, this whole notion that we could live within the bounds of nature and still have economic progress, that this was also an idea born here in America.”  Shane Mahoney

Listen/Read Shane’s musing on The Birth of Conservation 

 

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Jared “Pete” Gile Joins The 2016 Classic


Jared "Pete" Gile Musician
The Classic welcomes native Kansan, hunter, and musician, Jared “Pete” Gile, to our event this year.  Pete will also perform Friday evening at the Governor’s Reception.  Gile’s songs cover a wide range of musical styles.  “I wrote about my pseudo-crush on an amazingly attractive bowhunter chick on the Outdoor Channel named Tiffany Lakosky.” Listen Now on You Tube

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One Natural World, One Humanity, One Chance… Conservation Matters

Shane Mahoney, President, CEO, Conservation Visions Inc.

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Classic Updates - Partner News - Wild Recipes

Nick’s Wild Ride to film in Oakley

Nick’s Wild Ride to film in Oakley

Posted by RNC on Jul 13, 2016

Host Nick Hoffman, takes viewers on a unique journey as Nick digs deep into the food, culture, music, history, and heartbeat of a location as he hunts and fishes.  Oakley is excited to share our hunt, town and food with Nick as he joins The 2016 Classic and films a show for his series Nick’s Wild Ride.   Although he has spent years on stage in the spotlight as the dynamic, award winning fiddle player from Kenny Chesney’s band, new and old fans alike will enjoy seeing a side of Nick that showcases his love for travel and the outdoors.  Get to know Nick and follow his show Nick’s Wild Ride which airs on Friday night on the Outdoor Channel....

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Kansas Youth Hunters

Kansas Youth Hunters

Posted by RNC on Jul 12, 2016

Hunters 12 to 16:  Want to join the 2016 Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic in Oakley?  Each year the Classic invites a youth hunter and a non hunting chaperone to join the Governor and other celebrities for the scheduled activities.  Just fill out the Youth Hunter Application and tell us why you love to hunt.  Two youth will be selected to participate in the weekend events November 17th through the 20th. Deadline for application submission is October 8, 2016. Youth Hunt...

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The Classic partners with Pheasants Forever

The Classic partners with Pheasants Forever

Posted by RNC on Jul 10, 2016

Kansas State Habitat Fund Matching Grant The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic (Classic) and the Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation (NWKCF), is presenting Pheasants Forever (PF) chapters in Northwest Kansas with a unique opportunity.  Through November 1st, 2016, every dollar a chapter contributes to the Kansas State Habitat Fund over their existing commitment, the NWKCF will match up to a total of $25,000.  The grant will be presented to PF at the 2016 Classic hosted in Oakley November 17th – 20th. Read the Press Release...

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