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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Ed Arnett To Speak at 2022 Event

Ed Arnett

Ed Arnett, Chief Executive Officer, The Wildlife Society will be the keynote speaker at the Classic Dinner, Saturday November 19th. Ed is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University and host of the public television conservation series This American Land.

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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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Ed Arnett to Speak at the 2022 Event

Ed Arnett to Speak at the 2022 Event

Posted by RNC on Jun 23, 2022

Ed Arnett, Chief Executive Officer, The Wildlife Society will be the keynote speaker at the Classic Dinner, Saturday November 19th. Ed is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University and host of the public television conservation series This American Land. Read Ed Arnett’s...

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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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The Classic Field of Fame

The Classic Field of Fame

Posted by RNC on Dec 30, 2021

December 2021 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. from left to right: former Governor Sam Brownback, Tom Willis, Gus Bader, Raelene Keller and Jim...

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