The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic is committed to contributing to Northwest Kansas, the youth of our communities, habitat improvement and wildlife conservation. As a result, our organizing committee is dedicated to annually selecting two youth from our communities to participate in the Ringneck Classic. Each youth hunter and a non hunting chaperone will be invited to join the Governor and other celebrities for the scheduled activities. This invitation is for kids between the ages of 12 and 16.
203 Youth Hunt winners were Jacob Shafer, Lenexa, KS and Ellee McDaniel, Goodland, KS.
2012 Youth Hunt winners were Tate Tremblay, Penokee, KS and John Nelson, Shawnee, KS. Shown below with Governor Sam Brownback
2011 Youth Hunt winners were Jude Faulkender and Payton Beims – both from St. Francis
They are shown below with Governor Sam Brownback and Kelsey Konrade of TV’s Bass Pro Next Generation.