Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt
From April 10-12, 2014, Kansas Governor, Sam Brownback will again participate in a charity turkey hunt initiated in 1987 by a predecessor. The mission of the event is:
" to create an event providing hunting opportunity and youth education in the great Kansas Outdoors. To provide opportunity to hunt for those who may not otherwise get the chance...passing on the hunting heritage while showcasing the resources Kansas and Butler County has to offer."
By passing on the rich hunting heritage in Kansas to youth, the thought is that the conservation ethic will be instilled in the individual, bolstering the future of conservation in the state as well. Six youth hunters are selected by competing in the National JAKE Essay Contest sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Other invitees include celebrities, political allies of conservation, active community members and business professionals from around the USA who have ties to Kansas. About 68 hunters will take to the woods, including Will Primos, renowned turkey call designer and Robin Jennison, Secretary, Kansas Department of Parks, Wildlife and Tourism.
In addition, the Hunting Heroes program provides for three hunt slots to unfortunate individuals that have incurred service related injuries and are members of the military, law enforcement, and fire-fighter and rescue squads.