Salem, OR -(AmmoLand.com)- ODFW’s 2016 auctions and raffles for Oregon big game hunting tags grossed a record $755,963, of which $537,816 will go to the Access and Habitat Program and $218,147 to big game research and management. Winners of the special tags enjoy an extended season and expanded hunt area.
The auction of 13 special big game tags grossed $517,000 and included the first auction for an Oregon Rocky Mt Goat tag which sold for $30,000. Several of the statewide deer and elk auction tags sold for new records including a statewide elk tag which sold for $49,000 during the OHA banquet. The Governor’s combination deer/elk tag broke the previous record (by $2,000) and sold for $70,000 this year.
Raffle winners were drawn at the Oregon Hunters Association state convention on May 21 in Canyonville, OR. A total of 95,343 raffle tickets were sold, grossing $238,964.
The sportsman/conservation groups that sponsored the auctions at fund raising banquets of their organizations in the past few months will keep 10 percent of the auction proceeds ($51,700). Those groups include local, state and/or national chapters of the Wild Sheep Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, Oregon Hunters Association, Rocky Mountain …Read the Rest