April 24, 2014
|Michael Jahnke of Medford with the deer he took last year after winning the SE Oregon deer raffle hunt.
Click for larger image
SALEM, Ore.—Some people spend thousands of dollars for the chance to hunt a trophy animal anywhere they want in Oregon. But it could cost you less than five bucks.
Raffle tickets for one of 12 Oregon special big game hunts are on sale online, at license agents or by mail/fax (pdf) order through May 5. Winners get to hunt a long season over a large area or even statewide, a privilege that people often pay thousands of dollars for at auction.
Raffle tickets start at just $4.50 for a deer hunt, $6.50 for elk, or $11.50 for a combination deer/elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn or Rocky Mountain goat ticket. Save on the per-ticket cost by purchasing multiple ticket packages (for example, 100 deer tickets for $101.50).
ODFW will raffle off the following 12 hunts at the Oregon Hunters Association State Convention on Saturday, May 17 at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville: Governor’s Statewide Deer/Elk Combo, Statewide Deer, Southeast Oregon Deer, Central Oregon Deer, Northeast Oregon Deer, Statewide Elk, Northeast Oregon Elk, Central/Southeast Elk, Western Oregon Elk, Rocky Mtn Goat, Pronghorn Antelope and Bighorn Sheep. Raffle ticket buyers do not need to be present at the OHA Convention to win.
Raffle tickets will also be sold at the Convention from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
The raffle tickets can be given as gifts; just fill out the name of the family member or friend who you want to win the hunt. Raffle tags are also an additional hunt opportunity for anyone that wins, meaning winners can still hunt on a tag drawn in the controlled process or general season tags.
Each ticket must be filled out (online or at a license sales agent during the sale, or by hand) to indicate the tag recipient. Tickets not completed during the sales process must be received no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302. Completed tickets can also be hand-delivered to the OHA Convention between 4:30-7:30 p.m. on May 17.
Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets benefit hunting access, habitat improvement and wildlife research projects in Oregon.
Visit OregonRaffleHunts.com for more information or see pages 21-23 of the Oregon Big Game Regulations.