Oregon Statewide Elk Tag Goes for $15,500

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Wayne Holm of North Plains, Ore., placed the winning $15,500 bid for a statewide elk tag auctioned at the Emerald Valley Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association annual fundraising banquet held in Eugene on March 1.

The special auction tag was provided by ODFW’s Access and Habitat Program and awards the winning bidder an extended hunting season from Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2008 anywhere in Oregon where there is an authorized elk season.

Ten percent of the auction proceeds will go to the Emerald Valley Chapter of OHA while the remainder of the funds will be used by the A&H Program for wildlife habitat and hunter access projects throughout the state.

For information on the A&H Program call program coordinator Matt Keenan at 503-947-6087 or visit the Web site www.dfw.state.or.us.