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Friday, 11 March 2016 18:28

Wyatt Krausnick was excited to win a Savage 17mm HMR.

(Johnson Publications Photo)


By Carolyn Lee

The Imperial Republican

About 190 people helped make the 26th Annual Southwestern Nebraska Chapter of Pheasants Forever a success Feb. 27 in Imperial.


Heather Francis of the organization said the amount raised from the event wasn’t available. However, most of the proceeds benefit local youth activities such as the youth mentor hunt and habitat activities, as well as the youth memorial park west of Champion.


Many prizes and auction items were given or sold during the event, held at the City of Imperial Gym. Listed below are the bigger winners.


Sponsor Print of the Year “Shelterbelt Pheasants” winner: No Trespass Hunting


Sponsor Clock winner: Lamar Fertilizer


Chapter Banquet committee Member for 2016: Matt Teply


Youth Mentor Hunt (YMH) graduates attending the banquet wearing their youth vest and hat: Emma DeGrasse, Cheve Lutz and Jesse Krausnick.


YMH winner Mossberg Youth 20 gauge shotgun: Jesse Krausnick


YMH winner Lifetime Hunting Permit: Cheve Lutz


Gun winner, Girsan 12 ga. Shotgun: Beau Weiss


Gun winner, Savage 17 mm HMR: Wyatt Krausnick


Dinner Gun winner, CZ 12 ga. Over and under Shotgun: Cash Yearous


Gun winner, 243 Savage with scope: Kale Gockley


State Youth Mentor Hunt Raffle winner: Andy Bauman


Mad Hatter’s Grand winner: Beretta 12 ga. Shotgun: Brittany Moser