BROKEN BOW— The 2018 Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt came to completion which featured seven new teams and 44 past shooters. According to the press release from Nebraska One Box, 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 Capital City Wright Hunters took first place of the New Team category with a score of 70 points. The team included captain Bill Fleischli Sr., Billy Fleischli, Ryan Fleischli, Evan Manning, and Cullen Manning all from Springfield, Illinois. The guides for their hunt was Bruce Bartak and Mark Schmidt, the dog handler was Gene Giles, and the scorekeeper was Brent Kirkpatrick.
The Dirty Birdies came in second with 50 points and the Three Box team came in third with 45 points.
In the Past Shooters category, team #4 took home first place, which was captained by John Jordan with team members Kevin Berggren, Les LaFon, and Karl Arnold. Jacob Holcomb and Conrad Hueftle helped guide the team that scored 71 points
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