Oregon Premier Hunt Raffle
Hunters wanting a shot at winning one of Oregon's premier bull elk or buck deer hunts only have until May 9 to purchase Access and Habitat Board 2001 Deer and Elk Raffle Hunt tickets through point-of-sale license vendors.

The raffle hunts offered for 2001 include Statewide Deer, Western Oregon Deer, Northeast Oregon Deer, Southeast Oregon Deer, Central Oregon Deer, Northeast Oregon Elk, Southeast Oregon Elk, Central Oregon Elk, Western Oregon Elk and a Statewide Elk hunt.

Deer and elk raffle winners will be able to hunt in several management units between September 1 and November 30, 2001. Winners may also harvest a deer and/or elk with general or controlled season tags during authorized seasons, in addition to filling their raffle tag.

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.

Ticket packages up to 15 may be purchased at any ODFW point-of-sale license vendor throughout the state until May 9, 2001. Ticket packages of 40 and 100 must be purchased by mail or fax through ODFW's Portland office, P.O. Box 59, Portland, OR 97207. The fax number is (503) 872-5261.

Order forms are available from point-of-sale agents, in the 2001 big game regulations or by calling (503) 872-5260, extension 5349.

After purchasing the tickets, they must be filled out, then returned to ODFW to be officially entered in the drawing. Completed tickets must be postmarked no later than May 12, 2001.

The winning tickets will be drawn at the 18th Annual Oregon Hunters Association Convention to be held at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City on May 19, 2001.

All money raised from the raffle is distributed through grants to individual and corporate landowners, conservation organizations and others to cooperatively fund wildlife habitat improvement and hunter access projects throughout Oregon.

For more information on the Raffle Hunt program, contact A&H Program coordinator Matt Buhler at (503) 872-5260, ext. 5349.

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