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In early November, this unique hunt is held in the countryside around Broken Bow. Hunters form teams consisting of five hunters, a guide, a judge, a bird dog and a dog handler. Each team is given one box of shells to use. When the 25th and last shell is fired, that team's hunt is over. There are many associated activites such as banquets, prizes and so on. The hunt has been held yearly since 1961.
Past shooters have included General Norman Schwartzkopf, Lt. Gen. James Doolittle, Gen. Curtis LeMay and others, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, Astronauts Neal Armstrong, Wally Shirra and others, artist George Lundeen and others, athletes Goose Gossage, Johnny Bench, Bob Lilly, Walt Garrison and others, industrialist Peter Coors and others, celebrities Gordon Johncock, Tom Osborne, Slim Pickens, Johnny Rutherford and others.
Its purpose is to "create fellowship among sportsmen and support the creation of habitat for wildlife."
In 2005 the hunt and related activities were held from November 3rd through the 6th.
The marker shown in the photo is found on the south side of the town square in Broken Bow.
Updated Dec 29, 2005
Phone: (308) 872-8378
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