The Classic “Field of Fame”

from left to right: former Governor Sam Brownback, Tom Willis, Gus Bader, Raelene Keller and Jim Millensifer

On Friday, November 19th, 2021, The Classic honored four outstanding people who have supported the event and our mission. Jim Millensifer, board of directors President, presided over the induction of the first members of The Classic “Field of Fame”. Governor Sam Brownback was acknowledged for his 2011 initiative that brought the Classic to Northwest Kansas and his participation in the event throughout his governorship. Raelene Keller, a founding member of the Classic was honored for her passionate dedication and her service on the board of directors through 2020. Two of our sponsors who have supported the event every year were also acknowledged. Gus Bader of Tristar Arms, our firearm sponsor and Tom Willis of Conestoga Energy Partners. Conestoga has been a Classic Team sponsor every year and a great supporter of the event throughout the years. Well-deserved congratulations to the 2021 Field of Fame recipients.

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PF Partners with Sorghum Checkoff

“Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever launched a new conservation incentive program for western Kansas sorghum growers in partnership with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program last month. The program, Sorghum for BIRDS (Building Innovative, Resilient, and Diverse agricultural Systems), is a joint effort to engage growers by analyzing sub-field profitability and identifying opportunities to increase per-acre returns by enrolling low-yielding, revenue-negative areas into conservation programs that make sense for the farmer.”
Read the article authored by  Brittany SmithPheasants Forever and Quail Forever Precision Aq & Conservation Specialist

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Classic Conservation Foundation awards $100,000 in grants

March 1, 2022. The Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce grant funding support for the following programs. The Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) was awarded $25,000 towards the 157.5-acre land purchase in Sherman County that will annex the current wildlife area that is managed for upland birds and public hunting. Additionally, Pheasants Forever (PF) was awarded $75,000 in support of the Corners Program and the new B.I.R.D.S program. The Foundation has already pledged and contributed $100,000 to the Corners Program. “Thank you for your commitment to support BIRDS and Corners for Wildlife. We are honored you are our partner in conservation”. Jordan Martincich, Director of Development, PF, Inc.

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The people are welcoming, the landscape is iconic and the hunting is top notch. Hunting Kansas left me both deeply satisfied and hungry for more. I'll be back!

Holly Heyser, California Waterfowl Communications Director, Photographer -Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, and new Classic Club Member

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The Classic Welcomes the new 2021 Classic Club Members

The Classic Welcomes the new 2021 Classic Club Members

Posted by RNC on Jan 1, 2022

Welcome to the 2021 new Classic Club MembersHolly Heyser, Orangeville, CACurtis Krizek, Shawnee Mission, KSBig All Ceynar, Wichita, KSDustin Lindler, Weed, CAMike Malone, Wichita, KSAll Classic Alums are welcome to Join the Club! Membership is $400 and goes directly to the Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation. See the complete list of our Classic Club...

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David Bellavia speaker at 2021 Classic

David Bellavia speaker at 2021 Classic

Posted by RNC on Dec 22, 2021

Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant David Bellavia joined the 2021 Classic as we honored the military. David was the featured speaker at the Saturday evening banquet. His motivational and moving message was inspirational to all in attendance. Afterward, Bellavia, presented each invited US Army retired vet with their Soldier For Life...

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Youth Hunters Receive PF Memberships

Youth Hunters Receive PF Memberships

Posted by RNC on Nov 26, 2021

Our youth hunters received their Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever Lifetime Memberships and a Kansas Lifetime Hunting License. We wish them safe hunting and support and encourage their continued conservation stewardship. Youth hunters from left to right: Knox Couch, Waylon Ricker, Genna Couch and Kierra McNellis. Presenting their memberships: Heather Francis, President, PF Southwest Chapter, NE, Brandon Wilmoth, Regional Director, National Wild Turkey Federation and Bert Maxfield (back row), Classic Board of...

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