In an effort to increase interest in hunting in Moffat County, Colorado, the Craig Chamber of Commerce, with the support of several Moffat County outfitters, is raffling ten premium hunts for 2010 and 2011.
"We're targeting out-of-state hunters in the hope of generating more interest in Moffat County as a one-of-a-kind destination hunt," Chamber Executive Director Christina Currie said. "Northwest Colorado is a hunter?s paradise and we really want to draw attention to that, particularly now."
Moffat County's economy has suffered following two lackluster hunting seasons and Chamber officials are looking at ways of renewing interest in the area.
Triple Track Hunting, Elkhorn Outfitters, Norman Ranch and Y Lazy S Ranch have all donated hunts for the raffle, including two premier youth hunts, and hunts for bull elk, cow elk, buck and doe deer and buck and doe pronghorn, archery pronghorn and muzzleloading deer.
Some hunts are fully guided and most include lodging. "Our members are always exceedingly generous and community-minded, but these donations exceeded all our expectations," Currie said.
The funds raised by this raffle will be used for upgrades to and renovations to, as well as operation of the Moffat County Visitor Center.
For more information about the raffle or the outfitters who have donated hunts, go to www.craig-chamber.com  or call (970) 824-5689.