Nebraska Ready for Fiftieth One Box Pheasant Hunt Nov 4-7 2010

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Nebraska Ready for Fiftieth One Box Hunt

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

BROKEN BOW, NE-The teams are ready-and the birds are nervous-as the time nears for the fiftieth Annual Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt slated for November 4-7, 2010, in Broken Bow, Nebraska. A total of 8 five-person teams will take part in the 2010 Nebraska One Box Hunt competition-which culminates with a competitive pheasant and quail hunt that takes place all day Saturday.

2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the Nebraska One Box Hunt, a unique outdoor sporting event that pits competitive teams of five hunters each against the clock, while limiting each team to one box of 25 shotgun shells, which is divided among the team members as they see fit. Points are awarded on the number of pheasants and quail bagged by each team.

One Box festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 with shooting ranges open for trap and skeet shooting. A reception for new teams and recognition of past shooters will be held later that evening.Trap shoot and shooting clays competition takes place on Friday, November 5 at the One Box Shooting Complex beginning at 8:30 a.m. A reception, dinner and auction will be held that evening at the Brown Bow City Parks Building.

On Saturday, November 6, the wild bird hunt begins at sunrise and ends at 4:00 p.m. A victory banquet and awards presentation are held that evening at 7:00 p.m., again at the Broken Bow City Parks Building. A Sunday morning breakfast is scheduled before participants head back home.

Former NFL star Chris Bober, author Stephen Coonts, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Mark A. Vance and current National Rifle Association president Ron Schmeits will join country music legends John Anderson and Lorrie Morgan as celebrity hunters during this year's Golden Anniversary event.

Participation in the Nebraska One Box Hunt is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Once you have participated on a hunting team, you become a "past shooter" and can only participate in the Saturday One Box Hunt by invitation.

Only one past shooter is allowed per team-and with hundreds of past shooters over the 50-year history of the event and a limited number of teams each year, the opportunity to shoot more than once as a new team member in the Nebraska One Box Hunt is rare indeed.

On the other hand, each year's event has special activities planned exclusively for past shooters. "This has created a great sense of camaraderie over the years and has ensured that we keep getting new teams and new hunters every year-growing the reputation and participation in the Nebraska One Box Hunt," Ulmer added.

Registration fees and a charity auction held during the event raise money that is reinvested in charitable projects that encourage participation in shooting sports and support youth programs and education. The event has awarded nearly $250,000 in area youth scholarships just since 1982.

The event helped build the One Box Gun Club, an outstanding shooting facility in Broken Bow, which also serves as the site for trap and clay shooting during the annual hunt. Dollars raised also provide thousands of dollars of support for habitat development and support hunter safety activities and a vibrant youth shooting program that sustains interest in hunting and shooting sports.

For information on this year's 50th anniversary Nebraska One Box Hunt, contact Paul Ulmer at 308.870.0701 or visit www.NebraskaOneBox.com.

Contact:
Paul Ulmer (308) 870-0701
 


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