SALEM, OR — The 2009 auctions and raffles for big game hunting tags grossed $565,342, of which $378,113 will go to the Access and Habitat Program and $187,229 to big game research and management.
The auction of 11 special big game tags grossed $356,000, including $95,000 for a bighorn sheep tag. A total of 59,747 raffle tickets were sold grossing $209,342, including $69,025 in sales for a bighorn sheep tag. Raffle winners were drawn at the Oregon Hunters Association convention on May 16, 2009 in Grand Ronde.
The sportsman/conservation groups that sponsored the auctions at various meetings and conventions of their organizations in the past few months keep 10 percent of the auction proceeds. Those groups include the Safari Club International, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Oregon Bow Hunters Association, Foundation for North American Wild Sheep-Oregon, Wild Sheep Foundation, and Oregon Hunters Association.
Proceeds from the deer and elk tags will go to the Access and Habitat Program to fund wildlife habitat and hunter access improvement projects in the state. Proceeds from the pronghorn, bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat raffles and auctions fund the research and management of those species in Oregon.
Winners of the special tags enjoy an extended season and expanded hunt area.
2009 Auction proceeds, 10 percent of which goes to sponsoring organization
Statewide Elk: $22,500 (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - La Grande Chapter, Jan. 31)
Statewide Deer: $27,500 (Mule Deer Foundation, Feb. 5)
Statewide Elk: $23,000 (Safari Club International - Santiam River Chapter, Feb. 7)
Statewide Deer: $31,000 (Oregon Bow Hunters Association, Feb. 28)
Governor’s Statewide Deer/Elk Combination: $40,000 (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, March 6)
Statewide Deer: $34,000 (National Wild Turkey Federation - Rogue Gobblers, March 7)
Statewide Elk: $26,000 (Oregon Hunters Association - Portland Chapter, March 14)
Statewide Elk: $28,000 (Foundation for North American Wild Sheep - Oregon, April 11)
Statewide Deer: $24,000 (Oregon Hunters Association, May 16)
Pronghorn: $5,000 (Oregon Hunters Association - Umpqua Chapter, May 16)
Bighorn Sheep: $95,000 (Wild Sheep Foundation, Feb. 5-8)
2009 Raffle Sales
Statewide Combination Deer and Elk raffle: $26,344
Deer raffle: $41,823
Elk raffle: $53,947
Rocky Mountain Goat raffle: $8,894
Pronghorn raffle: $9,311
Bighorn Sheep raffle: $69,025
2009 Raffle Winners
Statewide Combination Deer and Elk: Marvin Farley, Ontario
Statewide Deer: Jamie Jackson, Klamath Falls
Southeast Oregon Deer: Robert Douglas, Klamath Falls
Central Oregon Deer: Scott Segrin, Damascus
Northeast Oregon Deer: Gerald Warnock, Portland
Statewide Elk: Brian Maguire, Portland
Northeast Oregon Elk: Melissa Murphy, Chehalis, Wash.
Central/Southeast Oregon Elk: Ron Stevens, Astoria
Western Oregon Elk: Bradley Eldred, Lake Isabella, Mich.
Rocky Mountain Goat: Shane Gilthvedt, Davenport, Wash.
Pronghorn: Robert Sanders, Kalama, Wash.
Bighorn Sheep: Charles Johnson, New Brighton, Minn.