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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


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August 18, 1998
Contact: Madonna Luers, (509) 456-4073

Winners drawn in hunting permit raffle; $45,350 raised for game management

WENATCHEE -- Winners were drawn here Friday in a special hunting permit raffle which raised $45,350 for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) big- game management.

Permits for deer, elk, bighorn sheep and moose will be awarded to hunters whose raffle tickets were drawn by WDFW officials at the agency's Wenatchee district office.

Lacey Ledbetter of Malaga (Chelan County) was drawn for the deer permit hunt, which allows one additional buck deer to be taken statewide using any weapon during the appropriate season. A total of $7,403 was collected for deer raffle tickets.

Michael Sherer of Belleuve was drawn for the elk permit hunt, which allows one additional bull elk to be taken statewide using any weapon during the appropriate season. A total of $18,905 was collected for elk raffle tickets.

Louis W. White of Belle Mead, N.J., was drawn for the bighorn sheep ram permit hunt Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 in the Selah Butte, Umtanum, Cleman Mountain, or Lincoln Cliffs sheep units. A total of $10,900 was collected for sheep raffle tickets.

John D. Jutte of Seattle was drawn for the either-sex moose permit hunt Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 in any open moose unit. A total of $8,505 was collected for moose raffle tickets.

Alternates also were drawn in case the winners do not claim their permits within 30 days.

Raffle tickets, which were sold through July 24 statewide and at Friday's drawing, cost $5 each for deer, elk, and moose, and $10 each for bighorn sheep. The money raised from the raffle goes to management activities for those species.