LCPF Kicks Off 2017 Guns & Cash Raffle

LCPF Release

The 2017 Lyon County Pheasants Forever (LCPF) Guns & Cash Raffle Tickets are available for purchase from chapter members or at Borch’s or Running’s in Marshall for just $20.00; proceeds of the raffle go to support the chapter’s youth and habitat efforts in Lyon County and the surrounding area.

This year’s Guns & Cash Raffle showcases a wide variety of firearms along with five cash sums, with the retail and cash value of all twenty prizes estimated at over $15,000.  From the high-end Benelli Super Black Eagle II, Remington Versa Max and Browning A5 to the venerable Henry Golden Boy .22 and the unique Kimber 1911, there’s a gun up for grabs that will draw everyone’s interest.  Cash Prizes of $200, $300, $400, $500 and $1,000 will also be awarded to five lucky raffle entrants.

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Proceeds from the LCPF Guns & Cash Raffle will go toward protecting wildlife habitat, creating more public hunting opportunities and getting youth involved in the outdoors.

The drawing of raffle winners will occur at LCPF’s Annual Spring Banquet on Saturday, March  11, 2017 at The SMSU Banquet Hall in Marshall, Minn. at.  The prizes will be drawn in the specific order as listed on the ticket and entrants need not be present to win.  Only 1,000 tickets for this raffle are being sold and tickets are already going fast.

“This year’s ticket is by far the best we’ve put together in recent memory, a lot of great guns fell into place for the raffle,” said Dane Tammeus, LCPF Firearms Procurement Officer, “last year, we were sold out nearly two weeks before the banquet, I wouldn’t be surprised if we have very few tickets left in February,” he concluded.

This year, tickets can be purchased in person from members of LCPF selling them in throughout the community, or at the gun counter in Borch’s Sporting Goods in Marshall, Running’s in Marshall.  A ticket receipt stub will be provided to all entrants along with their entry number. Winners will be contacted

The firearms in this year’s raffle cover all pursuits – deer and varmint rifles, upland guns and  waterfowl  guns –with a number of them over $600 in retail value, the big ticket guns are certain to attract some attention.  Top names like Benelli, Browning, Remington and Mossberg are sure draws that year-in-and-year-out drive sales and generate much needed funds for the chapter’s habitat and youth programs which are carried out in the local area.

“We’ve got some very unique guns like the Mossberg Blaze-47 and the Colt AR-15 for the shooting sports enthusiast, and the Browning A-Bolt Slug for those deer hunters in the area seeking a more accurate option – so there’s something that should catch everyone’s eye this year,” said Tammeus.

  A Raffle Within A Raffle

By a unanimous vote, the executive committee of LCPF passed a motion at its September chapter meeting that for every 10 tickets a person sells, that person’s name will be put into a special raffle following the 2017 Banquet for a brand new Stoeger Condor over-under 12-gauge shotgun.

“This special drawing will be a great way to get member participation in our raffle sales efforts” said LCPF Treasurer, Ron Prorok, “it’s important to sell these tickets out before the annual spring banquet, so we can focus on other fund raising efforts at that event, and this bonus drawing will help our members get out there and do that,” he concluded.

If you would like a book of ten tickets (or more) to sell to your friends, hunting buddies and family members so you can get entered into the bonus gun raffle, please contact LCPF Treasurer Ron Prorok at 507-401-6227.

“Great places to make sales include your opening weekend get-togethers, the office, holiday parties, out on the ice this winter or at your favorite watering hole, – just make sure to clear it with the proprietors,” said Prorok.

Updates to the total sales will be posted on the LCPF website after each chapter meeting to keep members current with how many tickets have been sold.

(The 2017 LCPF Guns & Cash Raffle is approved by the state of Minnesota and conducted under Gambling License #X-03716-17-009.)

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