2018 Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt

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Nebraska One Box Press Release, Nov. 4
Staff Writer

Each November, the Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska, hosts hunters from all over the country for three days of shooting competitions, hunting activities, award banquets, and social events. Sunrise to sunset, select hunters search the sky for majestic pheasants to take flight. Equipped with ONE BOX of shells, only ONE five-member new team can share the glory of bagging the most birds. The 58th One Box Pheasant Hunt featured seven new teams and 44 past shooters. Many competitors traveled from out
of state for this adventure of a lifetime and also participated in the Lynn Berggren Memorial Hunt hosted by volunteers early Thursday morning. Fundraisers, award banquets, and social events were held at the Cobblestone Hotel and One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow. Area community members also hosted each new team, throwing cocktail parties to welcome the sportsmen to Custer County. Special guests Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Congressman Adrian Smith, Senator Ben Sasse, and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry were in attendance for the Friday evening banquet and festivities. Sporting clays and trap shooting competitions were also on the schedule at the One Box Gun Club located southwest of Broken Bow. Local volunteers, community supporters, and generous sponsors including Thomas Livestock Company, Sempra Energy, Heartland Builders Co./ Summit Livestock Facilities, Joe Fehringer Rental Properties, and BD made this annual event a success. The Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt is proud to announce the 2018 HUNT RESULTS of the nation’s top pheasant hunt set in the beauty of the Nebraska Sandhills. The CAPITAL CITY WRIGHT HUNTERS New Team takes first place, following the 58th Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska. This team was welcomed to Custer County and graciously hosted by BD - Don & Michelle Paris, Matt & Shawnda Eggleston, Luis & Dianna Lima, Will & Mindie Druery, Jerry & Jill Smith, Larry & Gail Ferguson, and Jason & Jennifer Jackson. With one box of shells, this five-member team scored 70 POINTS shooting 14 pheasants to take first place. Local guides Bruce Bartak and Mark Schmidt, dog handler Gene Giles, and scorekeeper Brent Kirkpatrick share the glory. The DIRTY BIRDIES New Team came in second with 50 POINTS, and the THREE BOX New Team came in third with 45 POINTS. The competing past shooters team (#4) captained by John Jordan, took first place. Team members included Kevin Berggren, Les LaFon , and Karl Arnold. Jacob Holcomb and Conrad Hueftle helped guide this successful team. Since 1961, the Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt has been dedicated to the fellowship among sportsmen and supporting the creation of wildlife habitat. The One Box corporation is composed of local residents who aim to promote the fine hunting and recreational opportunities so abundant in Central Nebraska. The group is instrumental in funding local scholarships, awarding approximately $12,500 annually to local scholars since 1981. Funds generated by this non-profit organization also maintains the One Box Gun Club and supports a successful youth shooting program with members competing in elite national competitions.

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