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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
KANSAS GOVERNOR’S ONE-SHOT TURKEY HUNT APRIL 14-16
Annual event first for new Governor Brownback
EL DORADO — The 25th annual Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt will be held April 14-16 in El Dorado. Hunters from across Kansas and many states have committed to participate this year’s event, the first turkey hunt for new Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.
“I look forward to taking part in my first turkey hunt,” says Brownback. “And this event is a great way to promote not only our state’s natural resources but also economic growth in Kansas.”
Former Kansas Governor Mike Hayden, who established the event with former El Dorado Chamber of Commerce president Marv McCown in 1987, also will attend. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Secretary Robin Jennison and seven youth from Kansas also will also take part, and music fans will welcome country star Bryan White, who will hunt and play a few tunes.
Activities this year include a Thursday get-acquainted social, the Big Tom Hog Roast social on Friday, and the Saturday One-Shot Banquet. These dinners will be held for the first time at the new Butler Community College Welcome Center in the Clifford Stone Room.
The hunt is directed by El Dorado Chamber CEO Becky Wolfe, with headquarters at 200 S. Main in El Dorado. For more information, phone Wolfe at 316-321-3835 or visit the One-Shot website, www.ksgovsturkeyhunt.com.