The 61st One Box Pheasant Hunt is coming up this weekend November 4-6! According to the Nebraska One-Box website, during the hunt, a charity auction is held to benefit the youth shooting sports program, the One Box Habitat program, the shooting club facility, and local scholarships. The teams also donate many items such as new guns, original art, and guided hunting trips with a value of $1,000 to $5,000.
Teams consist of five members, two guides, a judge and dog handler. Each team is given one box of 25 shells which are divided among team members. Hunting begins at sunrise and ends at 4 PM.
Over the years celebrity shooters have participated in the hunt including Olympic Rifle Champion Gary Anderson, Tom Osborn, country singer Dan Seals, numerous government officials from across the country, astronauts, artists, and musicians.
The Ladies Nebraska One Box Board has also assisted the men with the organization and promotion of the Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt. The One Box Ladies Board provides entertainment on Friday and Saturday for guests in attendance. Proceeds from the Ladies One Box activities, raffles, and silent auction items benefit the funding of local scholarships.
Friday, November 5
11:30PM – 1:30 PM
One Box Bingo (Light Lunch and Drinks Included)
Broken Bow Golf Club
Saturday, November 6
Guest Speaker: Robert Kugler
One Box Convention Center
Nebraska One Box Scholarship Program
Beginning with two $300 scholarships in 1981, the program has grown to give four recipients $1000 each year. Several other scholarships are given through the One Box Foundation totaling approximately $12,500 annually. These scholarships provide financial aid and incentive to area high school seniors seeking a post secondary degree.
Nebraska One-Box Habitat Projects
Since the beginning the habitat committee has been involved in establishing over 3000 acres of habitat restoration in Custer County and surrounding Counties. In 2009, the One Box habitat committee completed projects on 18 different plans disking 200 acres of public land on Pressey Park, planting 50 acres of nesting habitat, and drilling 185 acres of habitat on private land.
For more information on the One Box Hunt including results and pictures from previous years, visit www.nebraskaonebox.com.