The Grand Slam Club/Ovis has created a new sheep raffle targeted to hunters ages 21 to 39. It's called SlamQuest, and according to GSCO's Kenneth Faught it is intended to bring this demographic into the sheep hunting fold. Faught says hunters in this age group are generally not in the position to do expensive sheep hunts because they are busy making careers and rearing families. While they may want to hunt sheep, their finances and bad odds in the state drawings throughout the US West prevent them fulfilling that desire for many years. So, Grand Slam Club/Ovis is giving this age group a leg up with its new SlamQuest raffle drawing. The winner of the drawing receives a fully-guided Dall sheep hunt in Canada's Northwest Territories with Stan Stevens of Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters. Stevens routinely produces rams in the 37-, 38- and 39-inch class.
To enter the raffle, participants must be 21 to 39 years old, a member of GSCO and be registered for the 2009 Grand Slam Club/Ovis Convention in Las Vegas. Convention dates are February 18-21, and the SlamQuest drawing takes place during the GSCO Awards Banquet on February 20. Participants registering for the convention before December 1, 2008 get an additional ticket in the drawing. For more information, contact GSCO or visit their web site.