Dozens of hunters have signed up to join Gov. Sam Brownback in Oakley this week for a four-day event spotlighting pheasant hunting in northwestern Kansas.
The 2nd annual Governor's Ringneck Classic will benefit four nonprofit organizations. They include the Logan County Health Care Foundation and the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, which will serve as headquarters for the gathering.
The invitational event will feature trap and sporting clay shootings on Thursday and Friday. A seven-hour hunt takes place on Saturday, with an extra hunt on Sunday.
Brownback's office says four soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade at Fort Riley will be special guests of the governor.