Oregon Sports Pac Winners Announced: Next Drawing is For Hunters that Apply by March 15

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A lucky 49 Oregon hunters won a 2013 Sports Pacs (a $164.75 value) and one Californian won a 2013 Non-Resident Hunting License ($140.40 value) because they applied early for their 2012 fall big game controlled hunts. The 50 hunters were drawn from a pool of 13,887 people that applied by Jan. 31, 2012.

Fifty more 2013 Sports Pacs or Non-Resident Hunting Licenses will be given away over two additional drawings. To be eligible, hunters must:

  • Apply for and be issued a controlled hunt application by March 15, 2012 for a chance to win one of 30 Sports Pac or Non-Resident Hunting Licenses.
  • Apply for and be issued a controlled hunt application by April 15, 2012 for a chance to win one of the remaining 20 Sports Pac or Non-Resident Hunting Licenses.

The next drawings will take place March 16 and April 19 and winners will be notified by mail. Hunters unsuccessful in early drawings are re-entered into future drawings. Only one entry per hunter is allowed, meaning hunters that apply for several controlled hunts are still only entered once.

ODFW and the vendor that manages its license sales system are giving away a total of 100 free 2013 Sports Pacs (or Non-Resident Hunting Licenses) over three separate drawings to encourage hunters to apply early for a 2012 fall controlled hunt. A Sports Pac includes a Combination Angling/Hunting/Shellfish License, a Combined Angling Harvest Tag, a Validation for Upland Bird and Waterfowl hunting, plus a General or Controlled Deer, General or Controlled Elk, General Cougar, General or Controlled Bear, Spring Turkey Tag and a Wildlife Area Parking Permit.

Hunters can apply for controlled hunts online, at a license sales agent, at ODFW offices that sell licenses, or by mail or fax order using the application found here or on page 17 of the 2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations.

Mail order/fax applicants should allow 7-10 days for their applications to be processed and issued. To be eligible for the drawing, the controlled hunt application must be issued, not just received, by the drawing deadlines (March 15 and April 15). Controlled hunt applications can be processed and issued immediately online and at license sales agents or ODFW offices.

The deadline to apply for a controlled hunt is May 15 each year. In 2011, 79,481 out of 380,639 total applications, or almost 21 percent, were processed by April 15, 2011. That compares to 21 percent in 2011 and 16 percent in 2010.

“Most controlled hunt applications are received during the last few days,” said Deanna Erickson, ODFW license sales services manager. “However, these drawings have increased the number of early applicants.”

In the past, the high volume of sales activity in the last few days prior to the May 15 deadline led to long lines and slowed or crashed the system.
To encourage hunters to apply early, ODFW began this special drawing a few years ago. The vendor that manages the license sales system is purchasing the Sports Pac and Non-Resident Hunting Licenses for the winners.  

Some of Oregon’s big game hunts are limited entry, including almost all rifle hunting of deer and elk east of the Cascades and pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, and Rocky Mountain goat hunts. These hunts require a controlled hunt application.

The names and hometowns of winners follow:

Ezequiel L Moran, Astoria
Steven J Hess, Aurora
Robert B Trumbull, Baker City
Dean E Marti, Beavercreek
Erica J Swoyer, Beaverton
Tralve M Hathorn, Bend
Lilija Whitmore, Bend
John Malsom, Bend
Joseph W Lacasse, Bend
Robb E Sipler, Bend
Donna R Headding, Boardman
Craig S Kern, Cave Junction
John M Demain, Coquille
Jason L Mayfield, Cornelius
Randy J Diggs, Dexter
Patton J Pattee, Elgin
Daniel Wiltse, Eugene
Frank K Dunlap, Eugene
Andy J Legendre, Eugene
Monica M Real, Gold Beach
Timothy Desantis, Graton, Calif.
Terry L McElrea, Gresham
Bryan F Sanders, Gresham
Michael I Colvin, Happy Valley
Dominic M Aiello, Hillsboro
Tracy E Franks, Junction City
Christopher Fredericks, Lyons
Liam P Coffee, Milwaukee
Richard E Roberts, Milwaukee
Donald D Miller, Monmouth
Curtis Christiansen, Oregon City
Joseph D Purdy, Oregon City
Anthony P Misley, Oregon City
Albert L Sexton, Oregon City
Dundee L Dunfee, Pendleton
Michael Jacobson, Portland
Zachary P Byerly, Portland
Dwayne M Howard, Portland
Joseph W Keller, Portland
James J Ladd, Prineville
Steven A Poplin, Prineville
Robert Bulfinch, Sherwood
Alan B Temple, Sweet Home
Charles F Hays, Swisshome
Joshua Easton, The Dalles
Patti J Clark, Tigard
Robert Churchill, Vale
Robert R Gregg, Vernonia
Roger L Searle, Warrenton
Wieneke, Woodburn