Governor's Pheasant Hunt returns to Beatrice, promotes southeast Nebraska

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sixteen teams of six participated in the Governor’s Pheasant Hunt on Saturday morning in Gage County.

Gov. Pete Ricketts has attended the event every year since he's been in office.

“It’s always been a lot of fun,” said Ricketts. “It’s a great way to promote the natural resources we have here in our state. Nebraska is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Gage County does a great job of drawing people and promoting all that we have here. This pheasant hunt is one of the ways that we do it."

In 2017, the governor's team came out on top.

“But it wasn’t because of anything that I did,” Ricketts joked.

Dan Kreitman, District 1 commissioner for Nebraska Game and Parks, said he had been hunting for about 65 years and has attended the hunt for the last three years.

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