Oakley Gov. Sam Brownback joined dozens of other hunters for a pheasant hunt in western Kansas.
Brownback hosted the Ringneck Classic pheasant hunt at Oakley Saturday and said he’s trying to attract hunters from across the country. When Brownback was campaigning for governor he mentioned a possible special pheasant hunt to help the western Kansas economy.
The Wichita Eagle reports that several fundraising events were also held at the hunt Saturday to raise money for local charities, conservation groups and college scholarships.
Brownback has also hosted a turkey Hunt in El Dorado.
Oakley will hold the pheasant hunting event again next year, then it will be rotated annually among several western Kansas towns.