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Pete Gile & Nick Hoffman Rock the Classic

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Pete Gile & Nick Hoffman Rock the Classic

Before heading out to the fields to do some pheasant hunting on Saturday, Pete Gile performed at the Friday Governor’s Reception.  Nick Hoffman joined Pete on stage for a couple numbers, adding some fancy fiddling. Check it out on You Tube:   Pete and Nick Check out the 2016 Photo Album

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2016 Youth Hunters Receive Lifetime PF/QF Membership

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2016 Youth Hunters Receive Lifetime PF/QF Membership

Kansas Youth Hunters, front row from left to right: Scott Owen, Krystianna Ferris, Emily Miller and Montez Tucker receive their Lifetime Pheasants Forever Memberships.  This year the youth hunters also receive Lifetime Kansas Hunting Licences.  Pictured with the youth in the back row are Jordan Martincich, PF Development Manager and Brett Reber, PF Board of Directors.

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The 2016 Classic Firearm Raffle Winners

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The 2016 Classic Firearm Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the Firearm Raffle Winners!   Gun #1 – TriStar Setter over & under 12 gauge shotgun – Cameron Clark Gun #2 – Century 9mm Lugar Pistol – Mark Walker #3 – C39v2 Rifle from Century Arms with the Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic logo engraved on the stock – Buck Driggs Gun #4 – Sig Sauer 9mm with Pheasants Forever logo – Montez Tucker Gun #5 – Stoeger 12 Gauge – Nick Hoffman #6 – Sig Sauer 9mm with Quail Forever logo – Perry Wiggins   [Show...

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Colby Selected to Host 2017 Classic

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Colby Selected to Host 2017 Classic

  Oakley, KS, August 18, 2016 The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic Board of Directors has selected Colby as host of the 2017 Classic. Board member Jim Millensifer said he is pleased to welcome Colby to the Northwest Kansas Classic community.  “The town has the infrastructure, enthusiasm and community support that will ensure a successful event.”     Read the Press...

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Nick’s Wild Ride to film in Oakley

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Nick’s Wild Ride to film in Oakley

Host Nick Hoffman, takes viewers on a unique journey as Nick digs deep into the food, culture, music, history, and heartbeat of a location as he hunts and fishes.  Oakley is excited to share our hunt, town and food with Nick as he joins The 2016 Classic and films a show for his series Nick’s Wild Ride.   Although he has spent years on stage in the spotlight as the dynamic, award winning fiddle player from Kenny Chesney’s band, new and old fans alike will enjoy seeing a side of Nick that showcases his love for travel and the outdoors.  Get to know Nick and follow his show Nick’s Wild Ride which airs on Friday night on the Outdoor Channel....

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The Classic partners with Pheasants Forever

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The Classic partners with Pheasants Forever

Kansas State Habitat Fund Matching Grant The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic (Classic) and the Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation (NWKCF), is presenting Pheasants Forever (PF) chapters in Northwest Kansas with a unique opportunity.  Through November 1st, 2016, every dollar a chapter contributes to the Kansas State Habitat Fund over their existing commitment, the NWKCF will match up to a total of $25,000.  The grant will be presented to PF at the 2016 Classic hosted in Oakley November 17th – 20th. Read the Press Release...

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Around Kansas with Julie Golob and Barbara Baird

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Around Kansas with Julie Golob and Barbara Baird

Female shooting champion Julie Golob and Barbara Baird, Founder of The WON (Women’s Outdoor Network) were guests at The 2015 Classic.  They visited and shared some of their other experiences on their way through Kansas.  Take the Video tour:  Julie G’s: Mini Adventures Along the Beaten Path.  Also Read Barbara’s:  Photo Essay: The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck...

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Jared “Pete” Gile Joins the 2016 Classic

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Jared “Pete” Gile Joins the 2016 Classic

The Classic welcomes native Kansan, hunter, and musician, Jared “Pete” Gile, to our event this year.  Pete will also perform Friday evening at the Governor’s Reception.  Gile’s songs cover a wide range of musical styles.  “I wrote about my pseudo-crush on an amazingly attractive bowhunter chick on the Outdoor Channel named Tiffany Lakosky.” Listen Now on You Tube

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Conservationist Shane Mahoney to Speak at the Classic

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Conservationist Shane Mahoney to Speak at the Classic

Shane Mahoney, internationally renowned scientist, wildlife expert and conservationist, will be the keynote speaker at the Saturday Classic Dinner.  Shane’s mission and passion is to educate and inspire people on why conservation matters. Mahoney will speak to students at Oakley High School on Friday, November 18th.  The general public is invited and welcome to attend.  This program is sponsored through funding from the Midwest Energy Community Fund. Read More...

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THE DITCH EFFECT: TAKE A RAIN CHECK ON ROADSIDE DISTURBANCES

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THE DITCH EFFECT: TAKE A RAIN CHECK ON ROADSIDE DISTURBANCES

As the spring nesting season transitions into the brood-rearing phase for ring-necked pheasants, “The Habitat Organization” is reminding landowners to minimize roadside disturbances – ditch mowing, haying, spraying and ATV operation – until August 1st to protect upland birds and other wildlife. Roadsides remain an important habitat component for pheasants throughout their range, and a myriad of other wildlife also reap the benefits of undisturbed roadside habitat. 5/26/16 Pheasant Blog – Pheasantsforever.org – Read MORE  ...

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Shoot Trap? Meet the TriStar Arms TT-15 Line

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Shoot Trap?  Meet the TriStar Arms TT-15 Line

TriStar Arms is proud to introduce its new line of dedicated trap guns. The TT-15 line offers precision, beauty and performance. Available in 4 variations, Top Single, Unsingle, Double Trap and Combo (Unsingle and Double Trap barrels). The TT-15’s are loaded with features; including a raised target rib with 3 adjustment points, adjustable comb, palm swell, fiber optic sight and color coded extended Beretta/Benelli Mobile chokes. See the Line of TT-15 guns Request a...

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Lady hunters, meet Anne Mauro

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Lady hunters, meet Anne Mauro

It was a pleasure to have Anne Mauro join the hunt this year.  Anne is the VP of Syren, USA, a manufacturer of shotguns for women.   “The goal of Syren is to provide products that are designed exclusively for Women. We want to finally end the need for making compromises. No more modifying existing products, no more paint to cover up an altered stock, no more youth models being pushed as your only option. Our shotguns and accessories are designed just for Women and led by Women”. Watch the You-Tube interview with Anne. Find out more about Anne, Syren, and their products on Syren USA website Read Anne’s Blog on WON about her experience at The...

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Pheasant Noodle Soup

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Pheasant Noodle Soup

Winter time weather and a freezer full of pheasants call for Hank Shaw’s Pheasant Noodle Soup By Hank Shaw:  November 23, 2015 “Hunting, as anyone who has ever done it knows, is an imperfect art. A pheasant, in an ideal world, should be shot cleanly in the head. A quick death, no meat loss. This, sadly, is the exception rather than the rule. All of us have, well, “pillowed” a rooster or two, catching the bird in the full pattern of pellets. It is disappointing. No roast pheasant with this rooster. So what to do? Make pheasant soup.” Hank’s Pheasant Noodle Soup...

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The 2015 Hunt is a Wrap!

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The 2015 Hunt is a Wrap!

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2014 Youth receive their PF/QF Lifetime Membership

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2014 Youth receive their PF/QF Lifetime Membership

4 Youth Hunters at the 2014 Classic awarded Pheasants Forever Lifetime Memberships     Front Row – Left to Right:  Ella Ihrig, Jared Austin, Ethan Gandeza, Taylor Tennant Ella and Jared, winners of the Ringneck Classic Youth Essay contest along with Ethan and Taylor from the Pass it On Outdoor Mentors Group received Pheasants Forever Lifetime memberships as part of the Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation mission supporting the hunting youth of our...

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2015 Youth Hunters receive Lifetime PF Membership

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2015 Youth Hunters receive Lifetime PF Membership

Youth hunters receive Pheasants Forever Lifetime Memberships at the 2015 Classic Youth from left to right:  Sebastian Hickok and Chazare Oliver, Jr., from Pass It On Mentors program and Ringneck Classic essay winners Beau Foster and Jack Parks Awards were presented by Ringneck Classic board of directors member, Jim Millensifer and Pheasants Forever Jon Lee and Jordan Martincich.

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Buck Taylor Joins 2015 The Classic

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Buck Taylor Joins 2015 The Classic

Welcome Buck Taylor to the 2015 Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic. Buck is a legendary actor and artist who is well known as Newly O’Brien from the series, Gunsmoke.  He was also featured in Tombstone as Turkey Creek Jack Johnson.  Buck Taylor is an actor, an artist and a Western icon.  Buck is the son of famous actor, Dub Taylor, and hi literally grew up on movie sets.  In the fifties, Buck appeared on episodes of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett and My Favorite Martian, to name a few.  He has also appeared in many movies, including such box office hits as Tombstone and The Alamo.  Buck’s breakout role was the character of Newly O’Brien in Gunsmoke. He acted on the series for eight seasons.  Buck is an artist in more ways than one.  His watercolors can be seen in museums and galleries across the country.  Boot Hill Casino & Resort is proud of its association with Buck Taylor and his remarkable...

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Seven 2Bar Spring Turkey Hunt

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Seven 2Bar Spring Turkey Hunt

Mary Goddard of Seven 2Bar Adventures has donated and hosted a spring turkey hunt every year since our Inaugural event in 2011.  The hunt will be auctioned off this year at the community event in Goodland on Friday evening.  The hunt offers the winner and guest the opportunity to hunt at the Goddard Ranch with four sponsored Freedom Hunters.   Below is  the letter Mary received from one of the Freedom Hunters at this year’s spring hunt. The Ringneck Classic supports our troops and is proud to be partners with Mary, the Freedom Hunters and Conestoga Energy Partners who sponsor four hunters from Fort Riley at The Classic each year. “Mary – Sorry for this being a few days late!  But I wanted to thank you so very much for the experience of the hunt!!  You are an exceptional hostess and your ranch and cabins are absolutely beautiful!!  Below is a little something I wrote about the hunt.  If you ever visit the Black Hills please let me know!  Thank you again!  How do I put this turkey hunt into words? It ended up being, for me, about way more than a hunt!! From the moment I arrived I was greeted with a hug and a thank you!! The hospitality and accommodations given to all us veterans by Mary Goddard and Seven 2 Bar Ranch were beyond anything ever expected!!! Then the little town of Hill City, KS (yes Hill City) threw a community BBQ for all the vets!! The little town, even though we tried to slink away, treated us vets all like stars! With great food, handshakes, thank yous and pictures! Then to our guides that each of us vets was given!! My guide, a 17 year old young man, was such a blessing to me…especially in this day and age!! He had such a love for his country, town and hunting!! It was a pleasure to hunt with him and he lead me to a nice tom bird!! Then to my meeting with the founder of Patriots of Praise (someone was praying for this meeting to happen…mom? smile emoticon What a wonderful heartfelt, meaningful conversation I was able to have with him!!! This hunt was a great time for me!! Showed me people care, a lot of people care, about the well-being of veterans! What a great opportunity to have been selected to go on this trip and this experience is something that will stay with me for a long time to come!!” Hope ...

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Meet Julie Golob at The 2015 Classic

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Meet Julie Golob at The 2015 Classic

Julie Golob, Brand Ambassador, Federal Premium Ammunition, has won more than 120 championship titles in seven different action-shooting disciplines, making her one of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world. The mother of two most recently returned to the International Practical Shooting Confederation’s World Handgun Championships. This competition marked her fifth World Shoot. Golob was the top American finisher in the ladies production pistol division, despite the fact she took a significant amount of time off from training and competing to be with her six and 18-month old daughters. Golob placed third and also helped Team USA take home a bronze medal. Read Federal Premium...

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Dove Chiles Rellenos

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Dove Chiles Rellenos

Hank Shaw post 9/17/15 These ain’t the chile rellenos you get at cheapy, corporate Mexican(ish) places all over the country. It’s a real-deal chiles relleno recipe that will knock your socks off. It’s based off an Oaxacan version of the Puebla classic I found in Rick Bayless’ book Authentic Mexican. But instead of a regular picadillo filling, I used dove meat. Get the recipe from...

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