20070809_qflogoSaint Paul, Minn. – Shopping for a new gun can be tough under budget constraints, but Pheasants Forever is offering a solution to the problem: the Gun-A-Week Raffle presented by Benelli. This exclusive offer gives raffle participants in Minnesota the chance to win a brand new firearm in a drawing that will be held for 52 weeks straight; prizes for this raffle have a total value of $39,000.

Tickets for the raffle are on sale now for $50 each and only 1,200 tickets will be sold in Minnesota. All of the proceeds generated from the raffle will be used to support Pheasants Forever programs, including wildlife habitat development, land acquisitions and youth education programs. Winning ticket numbers will be placed back into the pool of contestants each week, so by purchasing just one ticket, you’ll have a chance for all 52 firearms!

The impressive gun list, valued at approximately $39,000, includes firearms by Benelli, Stoeger and Franchi retailing for as much as $1,500 each. Raffle winners will be notified by postcard and have 60 days from receiving written notification to pick up their prize.

“Supporters of the Pheasants Forever mission are what really make our Gun-A-Week raffle such a huge success,” said Scott Roemhildt, Pheasants Forever Regional Representative for southern Minnesota. “This year we have lots of great guns to give away in our raffle, and I am confident that conservationists across the state will contact their local chapters and purchase a ticket for the benefit of such a wonderful cause.”

Tickets for the Minnesota Pheasants Forever Gun-A-Week raffle are available through your local Minnesota Pheasants Forever chapter. For questions regarding the raffle, contact Scott Roemhildt at (507) 327-9785 or via email sroemhildt@pheasantsforever.org. For more details or to view raffle winners, log onto www.MinnesotaPF.org.