The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic Celebrates 10 Years

2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of The Classic! This year we celebrate women in hunting, shooting sports, and conservation from diverse industries. 

“The Ringneck Board of Directors is crazy excited to bring so many talented women together. The 2020 Classic will be a great event, and we hope to help inspire a new generation of upland hunters”. Jim Millensifer, Board President, Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic. 

Some of the notable women who will be joining the event this year include: Marissa Jensen – Education & Outreach Program Manager, Pheasants Forever Barbara Baird – Founder, Publisher/Editor, Women’s Outdoor News (WON) Courtney Nicolson – Chief Marketing Officer, Hunt to Eat Jessica Rice – Outreach Manager, Wander Woman-Kansas Jessica White – Founder, Wander Woman-Kansas Holly Heyser – Photographer / Communications Director, California Waterfowl Jenny Wheatley – Food for Hunter’s & Associate Editor, Nebraskaland Magazine Kristie Pike – “I am honored to be a part of the 2020 Governors Ringneck Classic! I am so looking forward to the ladies events that are planned for the year and cannot wait for that amazing Kansas pheasant hunting!” Kristie Pike – Founder, CEO & Imperial Overlord – Prois Hunting Apparel for Women 

The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic is an annual invitational pheasant hunting event that takes place the third weekend in November. The weekend is filled with hunting, shooting, networking, comradery and lots of food. Auction proceeds and other fund raising activities during the weekend raise money for the Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation (NWKCF), a foundation created by the Ringneck Classic to improve awareness, enhance public hunting access and champion wildlife and habitat conservation projects. The NWKCF provides grants for qualified projects and initiatives in Northwest Kansas. 

Participation in this exclusive event is primarily through sponsorship. For a $6,000 or $8,000 donation, a sponsor may bring a team of four, or six, hunters to participate in the weekend long activities. Additionally, our Classic Club alumni members receive an invitation annually. After arriving and purchasing a Kansas hunting license, all lodging, hunting, ammo, food and entertainment is provided by the Classic. 

The 2020 Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic is scheduled for November 19th through the 22nd in Colby, Kansas. Please visit the Ringneck Classic website for additional information. 

The Ringneck Classic, Inc. is a non-profit, 501c3, charitable organization committed to habitat improvement and land conservation. For more information, contact Jim Millensifer; 785-953-1139 or