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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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The 2018 Classic Welcomes Cheyenne Dalton

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The 2018 Classic Welcomes Cheyenne Dalton

Cheyenne Dalton is an up and coming junior shooter who competes in Rimfire challenge and 3-gun as well as USPSA. She has won many state Rimfire titles as well as 2  Rimfire World Championship titles in the Limited Lady category.   Meet Cheyenne.

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Gun Safety

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Gun Safety

ALARMS.ORG PRESENTS GUN SAFETY AND STORAGE TIPS   The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) suggests a S.A.F.E. strategy to gun safety:​  S.A.F.E.  S – secure your firearms when not in use​  A – maintain awareness of people in your proximity and prevent unauthorized access to guns​  F – focus on your responsibility as a gun owner​  E – educate yourself and others about gun safety​ Read the article Guide to Basic Gun Safety  ...

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Project Upland Joins the Classic

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Project Upland Joins the Classic

 The Classic Welcomes Chet Hervey to the 2018 Classic.  Chet will be filming portions of our event for an upcoming segment on Project Upland – The Bird Hunting Epic Series is an initiative to capture the essence of Upland Hunting and seeks to inspire a future generation of upland bird hunters. From award-winning films to “how to” articles, we seek to expand our sporting heritage and preserve the history of our...

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Classic Conservation Foundation Awards Two Grants

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Classic Conservation Foundation Awards Two Grants

Oakley, Kansas, March 12, 2018– 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. Read the Press Release

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Freedom Hunters Partner with US Fish & Wildlife

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Freedom Hunters Partner with US Fish & Wildlife

Freedom Hunters has been named a partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in efforts to hold 24 fishing and hunting events around the country in 2018. Freedom Hunters is a military outreach program for select active duty and combat veterans, families of fallen heroes, children of the deployed and those service members who have been wounded or injured. Participants enjoy outdoor adventures that include hunting and fishing. It joins several other veterans groups in this new program. Read the full Newsletter at Freedom Hunters News 2018...

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On Hanging Pheasants

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On Hanging Pheasants

By Hank Shaw For several years after I began hunting, I recoiled at the idea of hanging game birds. The idea of hanging shot pheasants or partridges undrawn and in the feathers for days and days just did not seem terribly hygienic or sane to me. Old texts wax rhapsodic about the sublime flavor of “high” game, which usually means pheasants and usually means birds that have hung for more than a week. This, I decided, was madness.       I was wrong. Go...

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7th Annual Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic a Success

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7th Annual Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic a Success

Press Release – December 15, 2017 Hunting with the Governor Raises Money for Youth and Conservation Programs OAKLEY, KANSAS – Dec. 15, 2017 – The 7th Annual Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic went afield in pheasant territory around the Colby area from Nov. 16 to 19. Pheasant hunters from 12 states participated in the effort to bring awareness and dollars to wild pheasant hunting and conservation in Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback joined fellow hunters on Sat., Nov. 18, for a full day of walking and hunting wild pheasants. Other events included a clay shooting competition, fund-raising banquets, side-hunts and special music. Download the Press Release...

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2017 Gun Raffle Winners

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2017 Gun Raffle Winners

  The Ringneck Classic is grateful for the support of our 2017 FFL, Lance Bolyard, Colby Country Trader Gun Shop   The 10 Gun Raffle Winners! GUNS Remington V3 Shotgun – 12 Gauge, Black Synthetic Stock. 28″ barrel chambered for 3″ shells., Est. Value $900 – Bill Grams Ruger 10/22 Sporter – Patented, detachable 10-round rotary magazine features a unique rotor to separate cartridges and provide reliable feeding. Legendary action, a tried and true Ruger design, ensures consistent, reliable performance., Est. Value $419 – Jess Cole Ruger American Rifle Predator 204 Caliber – Ergonomic, lightweight synthetic stock designed for quick, easy handling blends a classic look with modern forend contouring and grip serations., Est. Value $529 – Mike Murray   Ruger LC9s – 9MM LUGAR – Striker-fired featuring a short, light, crisp trigger pull for faster, more accurate shooting., Est. Value $479 – Rusty Baker Savage Axis II .270 – Pheasants Forever  – Savage Arms’ spirit of American, This beautiful rifle is engraved with the Pheasants Forever logo and comes equipped with a Bushnell Scope., Est. Value $400 – Sean Mengel AND Savage Axis II .270 – Quail Forever – Savage Arms’ spirit of American, This beautiful rifle is engraved with the Quail Forever logo and comes equipped with a Bushnell Scope., Est. Value $400 –Frank Greco Stoeger M3000 – 12 Gauge Camo, 28″ barrel chambered for 3″ shells, Est. Value $599 – William Bradley TriStar G2 Viper Bronze – Classic wood stock, 20 Gauge, 26″ barrel chambered for 3″ shells, Est. Value $760 – Jon Sparks  TriStar G2 Viper Camo – 12 Gauge Synthetic Stock in Advantage Timber, 26″ barrel chambered for 3″ shells, Est. Value $610 – William Bradley TriStar Hunter EX LT Shotgun – Engraved with the Classic Logo, 12 Gauge, 28″ barrel chambered for 3″ shells, Est. Value $670 – Ashleigh Hill   For Raffle rules:  Download the 2017 Raffle...

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2017 Classic Ten Gun Raffle WINNERS

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2017 Classic Ten Gun Raffle WINNERS

Congratulations to the winners! Remingto n V3 Shotgun – Bill Grams,  Ruger 10/22 Sporter – Jess Cole, Ruger American Rifle-Mike Burray, Ruger LC9s – Rusty Baker, Savage Axis II .270 – QF- Frank Greco, Savage Axis II .270 – PF – Sean Mengel , Stoeger M3000 – 12GA- William Bradley , TriStar G2 Viper Bronze – Jon Sparks, TriStar G2 Viper Camo – William Bradley, TriStar Hunter EX LT Shotgun – 12GA – Ashleigh Hill.  For pictures and details of these guns click here:  Classic 10 Guns                      ...

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Lucas Maddy Joins the 2017 Classic

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Lucas Maddy Joins the 2017 Classic

The Classic welcomes Northwest Kansan country rocker Lucas Maddy.  Lucas will perform on Saturday evening at the Classic Banquet.   “Lucas began his career as a poet in a tractor, working the fields on a farm near Norton, KS. His first efforts were written in marker on the inside of the tractor windows as he spent hour after hour making dust in God’s country.” Hays Post/Wild West Festival 2016 Read the Hays Post – Wild West Festival...

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The Flush to Film at the 2017 Classic

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The Flush to Film at the 2017 Classic

The Flush seeks out North America’s top upland bird hunting destinations and brings the wild action to viewers each week on Outdoor Channel.  Joining The Flush host Ron Schara for the 2017 Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic are his daughters Laura Schara and Simone Schara-Gonse.  Join Ron and the ladies as they hit the field in search of an unforgettable Kansas adventure!  ...

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Kansas Youth Hunters

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Kansas Youth Hunters

Hunters 12 to 16:  Want to join the  Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic in Colby?  Each year the Classic invites two youth hunters and their non hunting chaperones 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  in November. Deadline for application submission is October 10, 2020....

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Girls With Guns TV to Film 2017 Classic

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Girls With Guns TV to Film 2017 Classic

The Classic  welcomes Jen O’Hara and Norissa Harman, hosts of Universal Huntress Girls with Guns TV.  They will participate in this year’s event and film for a future segment which will air on the Pursuit Channel.  In addition to their fearless and fun loving  nature they share with audiences on their travels hunting and enjoying the outdoors, they also produce a great women’s clothing line called Girls with Guns...

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Hank Shaw’s Chaos Theory and Roast Partridge

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Hank Shaw’s Chaos Theory and Roast Partridge

From Hank Shaw – Hunter Angler Gardner Cook – from honest-food.net “The best way to roast partridge, or grouse, or quail or even pheasants and small ducks, is, well, to not roast them at all. I know it sounds odd, but the most perfectly cooked small game birds come out of a sauté pan, not an oven.” Get the Recipe – Pan Roast Partridge

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Girls with Guns Clothing

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Girls with Guns Clothing

If they’re not jumping off a bridge, driving 25 hours through rural Africa, eating strange foods or enjoying the serenity of the outdoors, Jen O’Hara and Norissa Harman are back in Northern California working hard on their clothing line “Girls with Guns Clothing“. With an equal love for the outdoors and their business you will get to see the truthfulness behind two hard working business women and...

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2017 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic

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2017 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic

FEBRUARY 17,18,&19 – MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER Whatever your passion – whether it’s pheasants or quail, conservation, bird dogs, shooting, cooking wild game, or passing on our hunting heritage to the next generation, 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic has something for you! Get all the details: 2017 Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic

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Team WON at the 2016 Classic

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Team WON at the 2016 Classic

Women’s Outdoor News team rocked it at The Ringneck Classic! — with Susan Rice, Michelle Maenza Cerino, Victoria Knowles-Lacks, Claire Louise Sadler, The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, Women’s Outdoor News, Franchi.   Watch the Michelle Cerino, Princess Gunslinger & Adventures 2016 Classic...

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2016 – All Wrapped Up – Thanks to All!

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2016 – All Wrapped Up –  Thanks to All!

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