Gov. Brownback to attend Turkey Hunt

Wednesday the Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt announced Gov. Sam Brownback will be at the April 14-16 event in El Dorado.

It will be his first time to hunt wild turkeys though Governor’s Hunt staff said Brownback has enjoyed some other kinds of hunting.

Last year’s event was Gov. Mark Parkinson’s first-ever hunt. He shot a nice tom while guided by ex-Gov. Mike Hayden.

This is the 25th year for the event started in 1987. Every Kansas governor since has attended and shot at least one wild turkey.

It was also first-ever hunts for Gov. Joan Finney and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.