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7 Reasons to Become an Upland Bird Hunter

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7 Reasons to Become an Upland Bird Hunter

By Tom Carpenter … AND ONE “PATH TO THE UPLANDS” PROMISE TO HELP YOU MAKE THE JOURNEY Hunting isn’t Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s reason for being. But the grand majority of members are, in fact, hunters. Why? Because in North America, hunters have always been wildlife habitat’s strongest advocates, wildlife’s staunchest allies, and publicly accessible lands’ steadiest supporters. Read Pheasants Forever Blog: Your Path to Becoming an Upland Bird...

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Award Winning Pheasant Burger

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Award Winning Pheasant Burger

Wander Woman’s Jessica White discovered that pheasant is “just as good, if not better, than chicken or turkey, These burgers have great flavor, are super simple to put together, and everyone enjoys them. ” Read Jessica’s blog about harvesting her first rooster and creating her recipe for her Award Wining Grilled Feta and Spinach Pheasant...

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Hank Shaw has a new cookbook!

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Hank Shaw has a new cookbook!

Hank is accepting pre-orders of his new cookbook, “Hook, Line and Supper” that will be released at the end of April. If you pre-order, he will send you a signed copy. Hank says the is the ” most comprehensive guide to preparing and cooking fish and seafood, Hook, Line and Supper will become an indispensable resource for anglers as well as home cooks looking for new ways to cook whatever fish or seafood that strikes their fancy at the market.” Order his new book, or any of his previous cookbooks at...

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Food For Hunters Share

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Food For Hunters Share

Dove Poppers are traditional – but the marinade and glaze makes these extra yummy – Food for Hunters’, Jen and Rick share their recipe for  Dove Poppers. Follow their blog page for all their wild game recipes – or check out their wild game cookbook book  Hunting for...

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Welcome Wander Woman-Kansas!

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Welcome Wander Woman-Kansas!

The 2020 Classic welcomes Jessica White “Looking for outdoor adventures that you can experience with other women? If so, Wander Woman is for you. We get women out of the house and into the great outdoors. Whether you’ve been on hundreds of outings or none at all, you’ll bond, learn, push yourself, and have fun, while experiencing serenity and a sense of accomplishment that only nature can provide.” To find our where they wander, visit Wander Woman-Kansas...

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Meet Food For Hunters

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Meet Food For Hunters

The Classic Welcomes Jenny Wheatley – Food For Hunters is a great website for all things hunting & food. “Hi! We’re Rick and Jenny Wheatley. We met at a horse stable in Anaheim, California, in 2009, connected over a shared passion for the outdoors and fell madly in love among the horses. Naturally, Rick bought for me my first shotgun– as any loving man would do– and the rest, as they say, is history. We now reside in Omaha, Nebraska, where we continue to hunt, fish, forage and cook.” Find recipes for all your wild game – here’s a good one – Pheasant and Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo ...

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Pheasant Stew

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Pheasant Stew

  The Classic Welcomes Courtney Nicolson  – HUNT TO EAT Hunting Apparel – great apparel,  great stories, great recipes:   “This stew recipe is adapted from Taste of Home and shared with us (HUNT TO EAT) by @ericakyost, who added the pheasant.” Ingredients:  Three sets of pheasant legs cooked down in chicken stock on high for 4 hours in a crockpot Get the Recipe:    ...

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The Classic Supports Pass It On Outdoor Mentors

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The Classic Supports Pass It On Outdoor Mentors

“Passing their love for the outdoors to the Next Generation” – is the goal of Pass It On!  Each year the Classic invites two youth hunters, and their mentors to the Ringneck Classic weekend of events.  We are proud to work with Pass It On! founder, Mike Christensen in support of their mission to “match caring adults with a passion for the outdoors with children that want to learn about the outdoors.”  We encourage you to consider supporting this worthwhile organization.  You can support financially, or become an outdoor mentor.  You can also help in their fundraising efforts by buying a raffle ticket for the 2020 Gun a Week giveaway.  To find out more about this organization, and ways to support visit Pass It On! Outdoor Mentors....

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Joe Heskett’s Famous Fried Pheasant Recipe Revealed

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Joe Heskett’s Famous Fried Pheasant Recipe Revealed

2019 Classic guest, Jack Hennesy – outdoor writer, photographer and wild game cook, cracked the code on the secret to the crispy fried pheasant prepared and served up each year at the wild game reception by Colby’s Joe Heskett .   Jack shared the story and the recipe with the world in the Chicago Sun Times. Read the Article and get the recipe...

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2019 Classic Hosted Conservation Groups

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2019 Classic Hosted Conservation Groups

[Show thumbnails] The Classic welcomed representatives from conservation organizations from around the country to join in the weekend hunt and events.  We were excited to have them all participate in the Saturday evening Classic Dinner for a  Conservation Panel Roundtable.  Participants included;  Howard Vincent – Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever,  Blake Henning – Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ross Melinchuk – National Wild Turkey Federation, Miles Moretti – Mule Deer Foundation, Rob Manes – The Nature Conservancy, Dr. Scott Petrie -Delta Waterfowl.  Kansas Dept. Wildlife Parks & Tourism’s Secretary Brad Loveless also joined the discussion.  The panel was hosted by Ryan Bronson, Bronson Conservation Strategies, LLC....

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Hank’s Ultimate Pheasant Tacos

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Hank’s Ultimate Pheasant Tacos

Hank Shaw:  “Why are these the ultimate pheasant tacos? Because not only do you get chunks of awesome seared pheasant breast, but you garnish it with crispy fried pheasant skin, too.” “If you’ve ever eaten crispy chicken skin you know what I’m talking about. Remember that a pheasant, a “ditch chicken,” is a biological cousin of the chicken. Crispy pheasant skin is as good as chicken skin — as is crispy skin from grouse, partridges and quail.” Get...

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2019 Youth Essay winners

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2019 Youth Essay winners

Congratulations to Wyatt and McKenzie – this year’s Youth Essay winners.   Wyatt Ricker – Freshman at Scott Community High School in Scott City, KS McKenzie Deal – Junior at Walk in Faith Academy in Winfield, KS Welcome to The Classic!

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Setter Tails TV at the 2018 Classic

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  With a passion for gun dogs and upland bird hunting, the father and sons team of Wade, Travis and Tyler Kisner guide you through unique stories in each episode of Sweet Point’s Setter Tales. with their two English Setters, Sweet Lou and Adeline.  Watch the Season 4 Episode 1  from Wade’s 2018 trip to The Classic, in Colby, Kansas ...

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Hank’s Mexican Quail Soup

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Hank’s Mexican Quail Soup

Hank Shaw- Hunter Angler Gardener Cook “Caldo tlalpeño is a hearty soup that originates in an area just to the south of Mexico City called Tlalpan. The name basically means “soup those ladies in Tlalpan make.” Normally done with chicken, any white meat will work here, as would pork.” I happened to have some skinless Gambel’s quail from Arizona in my freezer, and I was casting about for something nice to make with them; they were hard-won birds, which you’ll be able to see for yourself on the TV show “The Flush” with Ron Schara this fall. Get the...

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Hank’s Kansas (Mexican) Pheasant

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Hank’s Kansas (Mexican) Pheasant

Inspired on his trip to Kansas for the 2018 Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic – Hank posted a new pheasant recipe on his website honest-food.net.  “This lovely recipe you see here I call “Kansas Pheasant.” But the reason isn’t obvious. After all, when you think of Kansas, you think: Home of Dorothy, the Jayhawks (and Wildcats), farmers, Germans and the like.” So, okay – to find out how Hank got from Kansas to Mexico – “Walk with me a moment.”...

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Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation Awards Grants

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Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation Awards Grants

The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation (NWKCF) awarded $25,000 to the Norton County Community Foundation’s Secure Sebelius Lake fund and $10,000 to Pheasants Forever in support of staffing a wildlife biologist in Oberlin, Kansas. “The grant requests made by both these organizations directly fulfill our mission to support habitat and wildlife conservation in Northwest Kansas, and the board was unanimous in their support of grant funding”, said Jim Millensifer, Ringneck Classic Board President.  Read the Press...

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Sweet Point Setter Tales TV to film for webcast

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Sweet Point Setter Tales TV to film for webcast

Sweet Point Setter’s Wade Kisner will film the Ringneck Classic to produce a future episode of their on-line series “Setter Tales”.  “With a passion for gun dogs and upland bird hunting, the father and sons team of Wade, Travis and Tyler Kisner guide you through unique stories in each episode of Sweet Point’s Setter Tales. With Wade, Travis and Tyler and their two English Setters, Sweet Lou and Adeline, Setter Tales utilizes scenic camera work and guest stars to offer engaging, entertaining and surprisingly touching stories. ” Find out more about the team, view on-line episodes and follow their blog on their website Sweet Point...

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2018 Gun Raffle

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2018 Gun Raffle

Support the Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation NOV 20 – WINNERS OF THE GUN RAFFLE! 7 Great Guns from CZ-USA, TriStar Arms and Ruger: 1. CZ Supreme Field 20 GA – Brad Bradley 2. CZ Upland Ultralight 20 GA  – Bill Grams 3. Engraved, Governor’s Hunt #2 TriStar Hunter EX LT 12 GA – Aaron Homberg 4. Ruger 10/22 Carbine w / scope – Bill Grams 5. Ruger Mark IV 22LR  – Joe Bisogno 6. TriStar Viper G2 12 GA Adv Timber – Cole Ziegelmeier 7. TriStar Viper G2 20 GA Bronze – Joe Bisogno $25 / ticket or 5 tickets for $100.  Enter now through 11/16/18. For details and to purchase your raffle tickets, visit:  River Raffle online Download the 2018 Raffle Rules...

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Brock Wagoner to Perform at the 2018 Classic

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Brock Wagoner to Perform at the 2018 Classic

Singer, songwriter, Brock Wagoner will perform Friday, November 16th at the Community Banquet.  Born and raised in Colby, Kansas, Brock will share his pop, country, and acoustic rock talent.  Friday banquet includes a cash bar, buffet dinner, and live and silent auctions.  Proceeds benefit the Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation.   Open to the public.  Tickets $50/person – Available at Tubbs & Sons, Colby Chamber of Commerce and City Limits Convention Center Credit card tickets – call...

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Hank Shaw Joins The Classic

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Hank Shaw Joins The Classic

Hunter – Angler – Gardener – Cook and Author, Hank Shaw joins The Classic for a great hunt and to share his latest cookbook “Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail“.  Hank will sign books as part of his nationwide tour promoting the new cookbook on Friday, November 16th at the Community Banquet.  Books $30. Want a book, but can’t attend – credit card orders, call 785-671-1000 and we will have Hank sign your book and you can pick up (locals) or we will ship to you.  Add $7.00 for...

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