Aurora team wins One Box competition

The 52nd Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt took place in Broken Bow this past weekend, and the 2012 results of the nation’s top pheasant hunt - set in the beauty of the Nebraska Sandhills - are in.The AURORA TEAM takes 1st Place - AURORA TEAM members are, Captain: David Baker, CHARLOTTE, NC; David Lankewicz, HICKORY, NC; Mike Lukas, MOBILE, AL; Robert Mason, CHARLOTTE, NC; Bill Medearis, CHARLOTTE, NCWith one box of shells, the five-member team scored 75 points shooting 15 pheasants to take first place. Local guides Ron Klein and Josh Benton, dog handler Tehl Keslar, and scorekeeper Darrin Kirkpatrick share the glory.The NEBRASKA TEAM came in second with 70 points and the ROYAL FLUSH team came in third with 60 points.The 52nd One Box Pheasant Hunt featured seven teams of five hunters, 80 past shooters, and three days of shooting competitions and hunting activities. Since 1961, the Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt has been dedicated to the fellowship among sportsmen and supporting the creation of wildlife habitat. The corporation is composed of local residents whose objective is to promote the fine hunting and recreational opportunities so abundant in central Nebraska.Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt is an annual event for sportsmen, and each November Broken Bow hosts hunters from all over the country. The One Box corporation is instrumental in funding local scholarships and thecreation of the One Box Gun Club. For more information, complete results, and pictures visit pictures of each of the team's see this week's Custer County Chief.