Early County -- Quail Unlimited Officials say this year's Celebrity Hunt was their best ever.
Despite rainy and cold weather, the Quail Unlimited officials say their 22nd Celebrity Hunt drew the best reviews ever, and they believe it will be one of their most lucrative fund raising hunts.
The nightly dinners and events were moved to the Darton College Athletic building this year, after the non-profit agency said they could not afford the price hikes at the Albany Civic Center, and Quail Unlimited Officials say they hope to make Darton their new home.
"This year we had no complaints," said Connie Dean, Q.U. National Events Executive Director. "Everything Darton College, the staff over there worked really well with us. It was just very accommodating. Yea, I would say it was the best ever."
Quail Unlimited raised nearly a quarter million dollars in last year's Celebrity Hunt, and they hope to raise more money for wildlife conservation this year.
Another big hunting event over the weekend, the United Kennel Winter Classic, was also graded a success. More than 800 dogs hunted and ten thousand people attended the annual coon hunting event.
Albany Chamber officials estimate the Winter Classic had a two million dollar impact on the local economy.