The CAPITAL CITY WRIGHT HUNTERS new team takes first place, following the 58th Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow, NE. Team captain, Bill Fleischli, Sr., shares the victory with teammates: Billy Fleischli, Ryan Fleischli, Evan Manning, and Cullen Manning (all from Springfield, IL). With one box of shells, this five-member team scored 70 POINTS shooting 14 pheasants. 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 58th One Box Hunt featured seven new teams and 44 past shooters. 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.
Fundraisers & banquets were held at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow. Area community members hosted each new team, throwing cocktail parties to welcome the sportsmen to Custer County. Sporting clays and trap shooting competitions were also on the schedule at the One Box Gun Club. Local volunteers and generous sponsors make this annual event a success.