Deer and Elk Raffle Hunt Tickets On Sale

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Oregon Wildlife officials today announced ODFW Access and Habitat Program 2005 deer and elk raffle hunt tickets are available.

The raffle hunts offered for 2005 include statewide deer, northeast Oregon deer, southeast Oregon deer, central Oregon deer, Northeast Oregon elk, High Desert elk, western Oregon elk, statewide elk, and a statewide deer and elk hunt.

Deer and elk raffle winners are allowed a 91-day hunting season, from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, across multiple management units. Winners may harvest a deer and/or elk with general or controlled season tags during authorized season, in addit8ion to filling their raffle tags.

Ticket prices for deer hunts are $4 for on ticket, $11 for six tickets, $21 for 15 tickets, $51 for 40 tickets, and $101 for 100 tickets. Elk raffle tickets are $6 for one, $21 for six, $41 for 15 and $101 for 40. Combination tickets are $11 each, or six for $31, 15 for $61, or 40 tickets for $151.

Packages up to 15 tickets may be purchased at any ODFW point-of-sale license vendor statewide through May 25. Ticket packages of 40 or 100 must be purchased by May 20, via fax at 503-947-6117 or via mail through ODFW’s Salem Headquarters, 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem, OR 97303.

Order forms are available from point-of-sale agents, in the 2005 Oregon Big Game regulations, or by calling Nick Myatt at 503-947-6087. Order forms and current raffle ticket sales numbers are also available on the Access and Habitat Program Web site,

www.dfw.state.or.us/AH/auction_raffle.html.

Purchased tickets must be completed and returned to ODFW to be officially entered in the drawing. Mail orders must be postmarked no later than May 28. Raffle tickets may also be hand-delivered to ODFW Headquarters in Salem by June 2, or to the drawing location by 7 p.m. June 4. The winning tickets will be drawn at the 22 nd Annual Oregon Hunters Association State Convention in Seaside on June 4.

All funds raised from the raffle are distributed through grants to individual and corporate landowners, conservation organizations and other to fund wildlife habitat improvement and hunter access projects throughout Oregon.

For information on the Access and Habitat Program, contact program coordinator Nick Myatt at 503-947-6087, or visit the ODFW Web site, www.dfw.state.or.us.