NORTON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is sponsoring his third annual, four-day Ringneck Classic this week in Norton and Graham counties to spotlight pheasant hunting in northwest Kansas. The event begins Thursday with an evening reception in Norton. A five-hour sporting clays tournament is set to begin Friday morning, with Brownback holding an evening reception at the National Guard Armory. The governor's all-day hunt begins Saturday morning, and it's followed by an awards banquet in the evening. There will be further hunting Sunday. Also participating with Brownback are Wildlife Secretary Robin Jennison, state Senator Ralph Ostmeyer, state Representative Travis Couture-Lovelady, and Miss Kansas 2013 Theresa Vail. Pheasant hunting season opened in Kansas last week.