59th Annual Nebraska One-Box Pheasant Hunt Wraps Up Another Successful Event

59th Annual Nebraska One-Box Pheasant Hunt Wraps Up Another Successful Event
New Team 1st Place: Royal Flush Hunt Club. Courtesy Photo.

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 59th One Box Pheasant Hunt featured seven new teams and 42 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 guest Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was in attendance for the Friday evening banquet and festivities. The Ladies Board hosted over 300 guests at their annual luncheon Saturday featuring guest speaker and championship barrel racer, Amberley Snyder. 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 and BD made this annual event a success.

The Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt is proud to announce the 2019 HUNT RESULTS of the nation’s top pheasant hunt set in the beauty of the Nebraska Sandhills.

The ROYAL FLUSH HUNT CLUB New Team takes first place, following the 59th Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska. This team was welcomed to Custer County and graciously hosted by employees of BD—Dave Berge, Mindie and Will Druery, Jennifer and Jason Jackson, Travis and Kaci Johnson, Luis and Daianna Lima, and Jason and Kelli Sidel.

Captain: Jeff Berney……………….Holdrege, NE
Tim Hoeft………………………………….Holdrege, NE
Allan Zumpfe…………………………………….York, NE
Ryan O’Hare………………………………….. Cozad, NE
Troy Bracker……………………………….Fremont, NE

Guides: Bruce Bartak & Mark Schmidt | Dog Handler: Scott Voelsch | Scorekeeper: Nole Chapin

With one box of shells, this five-member team scored 75 POINTS shooting 15 pheasants to take first place.

The NEBRASKA STRONG new team came in second with 60 POINTS, and the SOUTH BY SHOOT WEST new team came in third with 45 POINTS.

The Competitive Past Shooters Team #4, captained by Russ Strehle, took first place in their division. Team members included Dann Smith, Chad Kucera, Lowell Jepsen, and Kent Leibhart. Jeff Evans and Mike Holcomb 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. For more information, complete results, and pictures visit www.nebraskaonebox.com. Chris Henderson, 2019 Chairman: 308-870-3947; director@nebraskaonebox.com

 

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