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Special the HDN

Special the HDN

NORTON -- The third annual Governor's Ringneck Classic pheasant hunting event will be Nov. 14 to 17 in Norton and Graham counties. The pheasant hunting event will include organized hunts, trap/clay shooting, a reception featuring a performance by Morgan Frazier and awards dinner.

The Kansas Governor's Ringneck Classic was designed to draw regional and national attention to hunting tourism in Kansas by Brownback in 2011.

"My top priority is to grow the state's economy. Key to that is capitalizing on the competitive advantages our state has," Brownback said. "Kansas is consistently ranked as one of the top three states in the country for pheasant hunting. This is an under-utilized asset for our rural communities. If we do a better job telling folks about the quality of hunting available here in Kansas, we will pull more of those tourism dollars into Kansas."

Oakley hosted the 2011 inaugural hunt and the 2012 hunt. Starting in year 2013, the hunt began a rotation among several northwest Kansas communities.

For more information about the event, visit www.kansasringneckclassic.com.