by Julye Keeble, staff writer
The Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce’s 38th-annual Hunters’ Roundup will be held Friday, Nov. 1 from 5-10 p.m. at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex.
The chamber of commerce says the roundup has been held on the Friday evening before the general whitetail deer season opens for the past 37 years. The event originated as an appreciation dinner for visiting hunters in 1981 and has expanded as the years progressed.
Admission is $10 per person, but the fee is waived for those with a valid Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hunting license. First responders with identification, and children under 10 may also enter for no charge.
The event will feature vendor booths, live music and prize drawings. A wild game dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The chamber will hold a prize drawing for 30 guns, including six pistols, 15 rifles, four tactical rifles and five shotguns. Tickets cost $5 each. Five tickets may be purchased for $20, and a book of 25 tickets costs $100.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.uvalde.org/shop; at Oasis Outback, 2900 E. Main St.; Uvalco Supply, 2521 E. Main St.; or at the Uvalde Chamber of Commerce Office, 340 N. Getty St.
Oasis Outback in Uvalde is the pick-up location for the winning firearm. The name on the ticket is the only person allowed to pick up the firearm.
All state and federal firearm ownership laws must be adhered to during pickup (subject to a background check). Winners must be 18 years of age or older. Pistol winners must be 21 years of age or older.
For those not located in the Uvalde area, guns may be shipped and forwarded to an approved FFL dealer in your area, for a small fee. Contact Oasis Outback for details.
There will also be a prize drawing for a utility vehicle valued at $8,500, a 2019 UTV Bennche T-Boss 550 with four-wheel drive, electric front wench and a pneumatic dump bed.
Tickets will be sold for $25 each, or five tickets may be purchased for $100. A book of 25 tickets may be purchased for $500.
Winners need not be present to win. Winner is responsible for tax, title and license fees, and the UTV may be picked up from Uvalco starting Monday.
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