12th Annual Samuel Kelsall III Memorial Hunt

October 23 & 24, 2014

Get ready for upland bird season with this exclusive opportunity to benefit College of Veterinary Medicine student scholarships and the Samuel Kelsall III Memorial Scholarship. Plans include a five-stand competition, country gourmet meals, a guided hunt and a chance to win a shotgun. Please see map and web site below.

Act fast — space is limited! To reserve your spot, please complete the online registration form below and return. You will receive a confirmation. Deadline to register is October 11.

Click here to register online

Please contact Jodi Dragastin, development coordinator, at 785-532-4378 or e-mail jdragastin@vet.k-state.edu if you have any questions.

Download the brochure (PDF)

2010 participants

Cost per person is $725. This includes hunt fees that cover items listed in the box below. The remaining $230 is a tax-deductible contribution to support scholarships for students interested in food safety/inspection through the Dr. Samuel Kelsall, III Memorial Scholarship.

Schedule for Samuel Kelsall III Memorial Hunt

Thursday, October 23
  • 2:30 p.m. Check in at ranch
  • 3:30 p.m. Five-Stand Competition
  • 6 p.m. Appetizers & Refreshments served fireside at the Ranch House
  • 7 p.m. Country Gourmet Supper
  • 8 p.m. Social time
Friday, October 24
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:15 a.m. Morning hunt
  • 10 a.m. Refreshment Break:  Beverages & Homemade Pastry
  • 12 p.m. Hot Lunch served back at the Ranch House (with Ranch's right-from-the-oven Cinnamon Rolls)
  • 1:30 p.m. Afternoon hunt
  • 3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break:  Beverages & Freshly Baked Cookies
  • 4:30 p.m. Afternoon hunt concludes
  • 5 p.m. Pick up your game at the Ranch Office, Check Out, Departure
Registration fee includes:
  • Round of clays (on-site five stand)
  • Excellent on-site accommodations - two guests per room with private or semi-private bathrooms
  • Country gourmet meals - breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Complimentary appetizers and drinks before dinner
  • Professional guides with dogs
  • Your game processed and packaged
  • Ringneck Ranch logo cap and insulated cooler
  • Refreshments
  • Field transportation via four-wheel-drive crew-cab hunt trucks

Did you know?

Keith Houghton (KSU 1971), your host at Ringneck Ranch, was Willie the Wildcat in 1970 and 1971 ... just thought it was worth mentioning!

K-State Football Following the Hunt

Saturday, October 25, K-State vs. Texas. Kick-off will be announced one week prior to the game.

We welcome you to join us at Cat Town two hours prior to kickoff – food and beverages will be served.

If you wish to order tickets please request them by calling 785-532-5663 by Oct. 1. They will be available on a first ask basis. We will have them at Cat Town.

For additional lodge information and driving directions, visit: www.RingneckRanch.net

Samuel Kelsall III Memorial Hunt

Dr. Samuel Kelsall III was a 1935 graduate of the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine. He worked as a food safety veterinarian for the USDA for 31 years. To advance food safety and food inspection expertise, he established the Dr. Samuel Kelsall III Endowed Scholarship at K-State.

As a tribute to him, the Samuel Kelsall III Memorial Scholarship Hunt was started.