Colville Man Wins WA Moose Raffle

If you’re a moose hunter and live in a town starting with the letter C, make sure you buy a raffle ticket for next year’s drawing.

Colville’s Lloyd Hoppner was drawn as this year’s winner of the Washington moose permit, raffled off by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council this past Sunday.

Last year, Harry Williamson of Chattaroy won it, the first given away that way.

Hoppner’s hunt will run Sept. 1-Dec. 31 and he can chase bulls — or cows or calves should he so desire — in all of the state’s open moose units. He can use any legal weapon.

Tickets were on sale for $10 and were available at INWC’s office and the Big Horn Show. Proceeds go to WDFW and help fund the club’s big game, upland bird, hunter ed and other projects.

Winners are also still be eligible to get drawn for WDFW’s once-in-a-lifetime special permits, according to INWC executive director Wanda Clifford.

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