Drawing was held: November 1, 2020.
The five winners where chosen by Board Chair, Dr. Alan Shaw and Eben Schaefer, General Manager at Missouri River Ranch. The Missouri River Ranch graciously donated the grand prize.
The winners where chosen at random, see for yourself!!
*Original drawing for prize #2 was drawn again. See winner below.
Raffle prize winners:
1. Kris Larson, Helena-Missouri River Ranch- 4 nights/3 days guided fishing for 2 persons.
2. Brad Williams, Bradford, Vermont and Park City, Utah – 2 nights lodging for 2 at the Mid-Canon house and 1 day of guided fishing
3. Dwight Lee, New York City- Sawyer Square top oars 9 foot
4. Barbara Mengelberg, Sarasota, Fl- Orvis Recon 9 foot 6 weight rod
5. Ladd Squires, Parker, CO – Hatch 4 Plus, Generation 2, Finatic Large Arbor Reel
Buy Raffle Tickets and Support Our Work
The UMOWA raffle is intended to generate funds to support a two-year scientific Aquatic Plant project. Aquatic vegetation (native and invasive) will be documented over a 30-mile reach of the river from Holter Dam to Cascade. The project is conducted by Andrew Z Skibo, PhD, President of Amaruq Environmental Services. The goal is to determine the cause of excessively dense plant growth and its remediation is the objective of the project.
Support our work and you could win one of these five incredible prizes!
FIRST PRIZE: Four nights lodging and three days of guided fishing at the Missouri River Ranch.
Retail value: $5500
The premier fly fishing lodge on the Missouri River. Missouri River Ranch offers modern rooms, impeccable service and gourmet fare.
Breakfast and dinner are included. The guide will provide lunches. Beer, wine, and alcohol are included. Higher end wines will be available for purchase. Outside wine and spirits are allowed without a corkage fee. This does not include gratuity for MRR staff and guides. Any 2020 or 2021 dates are permissible, subject to availability. No date changes within 90 days of the reservation.
A big “Thank You” to Headhunters Fly Shop (John Arnold and Mark Raisler, owners) for their generosity by donating two full days of guiding including lunches. Headhunters is always willing to step up, in their support of UMOWA.
Second Prize: A quiet sanctuary with mountain views, this is an all-inclusive fly fishing experience unmatched on the Missouri.
Retail value: $1300
The house has recently been completely remodeled and has two bedrooms and baths and a modern kitchen. It is located 200 yards from the Mid Canon boat ramp directly on the river. This does not include gratuity for the guide trip. Any 2020 or 2021 dates are permissible, subject to availability. No date changes within 90 days of the reservation.
THIRD PRIZE: Sawyer SquareTop Dyno X Oars Cutt Rainbow Brown Design.
Retail value: $900
One pair. Nine foot length. This is their very popular SquareTop Oar with a carbon fiber X-Weave fiberglass shaft reinforcement. This lends strength and a bit of stiffness, while still allowing a forgiving flex that is easy on your joints.
Features a custom Cutty, Rainbow, Brown art wrap designed by Link Jackson for a rugged and functional piece of art. Retail value: $900.00
FOURTH PRIZE: Orvis RECON 9-foot, six weight, four piece rod
Retail value: $498
This performance freshwater rod is light in your hand, but doesn’t skimp on power. The Recon can throw a long cast to the far bank with ease but is gentle enough to present a fly to a spooky trout.
FIFTH PRIZE: HATCH 4 PLUS GEN 2 FINATIC Reel. Large Arbor.
Retail value: $500
Designed to be the perfect 5 weight reel — but feels equally balanced with 4-6 weight lines as well.