Gun raffle benefits 4-H Club

A Governors Gun Raffle is being held to benefit the University of Vermonts 4-H Shooting Sports program and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Departments Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youth. The raffle is being held for the first time with collectible products owned and donated by Gov. Jim Douglas and made by Vermont businesses for the Hunter Heritage Collectors Series. Tickets are available at all county UVM Extension offices statewide. Tickets cost $5 each or $20 for five. 1st prize: Special Edition Governors GunMDM QuicShooter Muzzleloader. 2nd prize: Special Edition Kingdom Knives Palmer fixed blade knife with sheath. 3rd prize: Beagle Outdoor Wear Hunter Heritage Collectors Series Utility Bag. 4th prize: Hunter Heritage Collectors Series Camouflage Hat. The drawing for the Governors Gun Raffle will be held in January at the Yankee Classic Sportsmans Show in Essex, Vermont. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Vermont youth by being split evenly between UVMs 4-H Shooting Sports Program and the Green Mountain Conservation Camps at Lake Bomoseen and Buck Lake, said Fish and Wildlife operations chief Thomas Decker. Both programs are designed to help young people learn about Vermonts traditional outdoor activities. For more information, please contact Vermonts 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator Lisa Muzzey, 307 South Street, Springfield 05156 or phone802-885-8386 (e-mail: Lisa.Muzzey@uvm.edu).

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