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Group sells chances at rare Moose license

Tyler Baskfield

Anyone who has ever wanted to shoot a world record moose will have a chance, and all it will take is $25 and some luck.

The Colorado Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI), in conjunction with the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW), will sell one-of-a-kind chances at a Colorado Shiras moose license. The raffle is open to residents of Colorado and non-residents.

The Colorado chapter of SCI will hold a drawing for the coveted moose license at its annual fund-raising banquet April 1 at the Doubletree hotel in Colorado Springs.

This is the fifth year a moose license will be raffled. Past winners have taken an SCI Silver Moose classification as well as the SCI world record moose.

One of the reasons the moose license is so coveted is the Colorado moose herd has been expanding rapidly, and is considered to include some of the best Shiras moose trophies in North America. Moose licenses are limited in Colorado and are only available to the public by drawing.

The person who wins the license may choose from any legal method of take in Colorado including archery, muzzleloading and rifle.

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Ninety percent of the proceeds obtained from the raffle go to the DOW Moose Habitat Improvement Project.

Raffle tickets may be obtained by mail for $25 each. Participants should also include a self-addressed envelope for return of the ticket stub. Ticket requests may be sent to: Colorado Chapter SCI, P.O. Box 625, S. 29th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904. People do not have to attend the banquet to win.

According to SCI, the odds of winning the raffle are much better than the odds of drawing a moose license in the public DOW drawing. A Colorado moose hunt would be a unique hunting trip that would be well worth the $25 chance.