Archive for Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Statehouse Live: Brownback aims at hunting dollars

October 19, 2010


— If he bags the governor's race, Republican Sam Brownback said Tuesday he will start the Kansas Governor's Invitational Pheasant Hunt as a way to make Kansas the top pheasant hunting destination in the midwest.

Brownback faces Democrat Tom Holland in the election.

"Kansas is consistently ranked as one of the top three states in the country for pheasant hunting," Brownback said. "This is an under-utilized asset for our rural communities. If we do a better job telling folks about the quality hunting available here in Kansas, we will pull more of those tourism dollars into Kansas," he said.

Brownback said South Dakota receives more than $220 million of economic activity in pheasant hunting alone, while the impact of all hunting in Kansas is about $270 million.

Brownback said his proposed Kansas Governor's Invitational Pheasant Hunt would kick off the pheasant hunting season, which starts the second weekend in November. He said he would invite community and business leaders from across the country for a weekend of hunting and networking.


Joe Blackford II 7 years, 8 months ago

Sam - be sure & invite VP Cheney, with his health condition, I'm sure he'll need a Rightwing-man too.

Maybe your conservative corporate farmer friends will open up their lands for out-of-state hunters too; or perhaps lower their hunting leases? Don't forget KDW&P subsists on fees only. Maybe you'll recall Gov. Finney had a WCO along for her turkey hunt, who OKayed shooting a tom out of a tree . . . . .

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