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For those still looking for that trophy buck to hang on their den wall there could be a big opportunity coming up. Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is raffling off a guided deer hunt on its prime hunting area. “The money will go to pay for our Powwow, handgames and rodeo next summer,” Paul Russette of the tribal events committee said. Tickets will be available through various area merchants and through the tribal events committee members at the Chippewa Cree headquarters at Rocky Boy, and the winner does not have to buy a Montana deer tag to go on the hunt. The idea for the hunt was the brainchild of Clinton Small who also works with the Chippewa Cree tribal court as juvenile probation officer. He is donating his time as a hunting partner for the three-day hunt “We had originally decided to raffle an elk hunt, but Clinton decided that there was a much better chance of success if we went after a deer,” Russette said. Tickets will cost $5 each or five for $20. The drawing will be held on Nov. 3. Small said he is still making arrangements to print the tickets, but they will be available soon. Deer hunts on the reservation run about $250 per day, and Small said the area is teeming with big deer. “Lots of people on the Hi-Line are anxious to get into this area,” Small said. Russette said at the tribal business committee meeting that he expected to raise between $3,000 and $5,000 through the raffle.