Big game raffle tickets for extended 2009 season

Joseph Rutledge of Gaston, Ore., with 8x9 Roosevelt elk he took as winner of the 2008 Western Oregon elk raffle hunt.
Joseph Rutledge of Gaston, Ore., with 8×9 Roosevelt elk he took as winner of the 2008 Western Oregon elk raffle hunt.

Big game hunt raffle tickets are now on sale. These tickets make great gifts and offer winners the opportunity to hunt an extended 2009 season for deer, elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope or Rocky Mountain goat. The winning tickets will be drawn at the Oregon Hunters Association State Convention to be held in Grand Ronde on May 16, 2009. Winners may still purchase tags and hunt in general or controlled seasons, in addition to hunting with their raffle tag.

Several of the raffle hunts are offered through the Access and Habitat
program, including the Governor’s statewide combination deer and elk
hunt, statewide deer, southeast Oregon deer, central Oregon deer,
northeast Oregon deer, statewide elk, northeast Oregon elk,
central/southeast Oregon elk, and western Oregon elk.   
   
Deer
and elk raffle hunt winners will be able to hunt an extended season
from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2009 across multiple wildlife management
units. Money raised from the deer and elk hunt raffles goes to the
Access and Habitat program, which provides grants to fund wildlife
habitat improvement and hunter access projects on private land
throughout Oregon. Ticket prices for deer hunts are $4 for one ticket,
$11 for six, $21 for 15, $51 for 40 and $101 for 100. Elk raffle
tickets are $6 for one, $21 for six, $41 for 15 and $101 for 40.
Combination deer and elk hunt tickets are $11 for one, $31 for six, $61
for 15 and $151 for 40.
   
The bighorn sheep, pronghorn
antelope and Rocky Mountain goat raffles also offer extended hunting
seasons to the winner. Proceeds go to research and projects that
benefit these species in Oregon. These raffle tickets cost $11 for one,
$51 for six, and $101 for 13.

Raffle tickets can be purchased
online, at point-of sale-license agents including ODFW headquarters
(3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem), or by mail/fax order. Mail/fax order
forms are available
NK"http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/hunting/auctions_raffles/2008rafflepage.pdf"online,
from point-of-sale agents, on page 23 of the 2009 Oregon Big Game
Regulations, or by calling (503) 947-6314. Purchasing details will be
found with raffle ticket order forms.
   
Tickets will be
pre-printed with the purchaser’s name, address, and phone number.
Additional space is provided to designate the ticket to another person
if desired. Completed tickets must be received via mail or
hand-delivered to ODFW’s Salem headquarters by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14,
2009. Raffle tickets will also be on sale at the Oregon Hunters
Association convention from 5-6:30 p.m. but because of the time
involved in printing purchasers’ information on the tickets, hunters
are strongly encouraged to buy their tickets in advance of the event.

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