This is another reminder that the Carson City Sheriff's Mounted Unit is currently holding its annual special raffle for "A Hunting Trip of A Lifetime."
They are selling 1,000 raffle tickets at $50 each.
Three winning tickets will be drawn. That's one chance in 333 of winning.
Each of those winners will win an all-expense-paid, fully-guided, nine-day hunting trip in Montana in 2007.
In addition, the three winners will each be able to take along a companion, who will also have that same all-expense-paid, fully-guided, nine-day hunting trip.
A two for one combo!
The six hunters will have a combination elk and deer hunt on horseback in the world-famous Bob Marshall Wilderness Area of Montana.
The Bob Marshall Wilderness Area is located about 30 miles east of Missoula, and contains mule deer, white tail deer, Rocky Mountain elk, black bear, Grizzly bear, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat.
Each of the six will receive $3,650 for the hunt, $1,000 for guaranteed hunting license and necessary tags, $500 for travel expenses and $400 for pocket money for a grand total of $5,550 per person.
That nine-day hunt includes one day of travel to reach base camp, seven full days of hunting on horseback and one day to come out.
While at base camp, the six hunters will have polyfoam sleeping pads, cots and wood-burning stoves in canvas-floored tents. Plus they will be eating their meals on a cloth-covered table.
The three hunts are scheduled for fall 2007 with the White Tail Ranch (WTR) Outfitters LLC of Ovando, Montana. It has been in continuous operation for over 40 years and is located north of U.S. 200, between Great Falls and Missoula.
Their Montana, Non-Resident combination license will allow them to hunt Elk, Mule or White-Tailed deer, plus Blue, Franklin and Ruffed Grouse and to fish in the river and nearby streams. They can also hunt Black Bear with an additional Special Permit.
Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Carson City Sheriff's Mounted Unit.
The three winning tickets are to be drawn on Tuesday, February 6, sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., live on the radio. The station is 94.5 FM in Reno, and 94.1 FM in Carson City.
For elk hunt raffle tickets or information, call Chief Vince Pirozzi at the Carson City Fire Department at 887-2210, ext. 1006.
For WTR Outfitters LLC information, call (406) 793-5666 or go to website www.wtroutfitters.com.