Search News Releases

Search mode:
"and" "or"
Search in:
Recent News Releases
(Last 30 days)
All News Releases
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes
Sport Fishing Rule Changes
Fish and Shellfish Health Advisories & Closures
Marine Biotoxin Bulletin
Beach closures due to red tide and other marine toxins
Local Fish Consumption Advisories
Health advisories due to contaminants
Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition
Information on mercury, PCBs and other contaminants in fish
News Releases Archive
2014
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2013
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2012
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
MORE ARCHIVES...
 

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


  Digg it!  StumbleUpon  Reddit

January 28, 2000
Contact: Rolf Johnson, (360) 902-2519

Raffle tickets available for extra spring turkey hunting opportunity

A chance to hunt a month longer and take three additional birds will be available to two spring turkey hunters who are drawn as winners in a new raffle being offered by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

The raffle is being held to raise money for turkey management.

The $5 raffle tickets, available at all WDFW offices, must be purchased by March 10, or the day of the drawing, March 24. The 1 p.m. drawing will be held in the lobby of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St., in Olympia. Each raffle-drawn winner must present a valid small-game hunting license ($30, or $16 if purchased with a big-game package) to receive the special permit.

Each raffle-drawn permit holder will be allowed to hunt wild turkeys statewide from April 1 through May 31. The regular spring turkey hunting season runs April 15 to May 15. The winners also will be allowed to take three turkeys, one of each subspecies (Eastern, Rio Grande, and Merriams) which are defined by county. During the regular season, any hunter with a small game license is allowed to take one turkey, and up to two more with the purchase of $18 turkey tags.

Besides the opportunity to hunt twice as long as regular-season hunters, raffle winners also will be able to participate in the regularly scheduled turkey hunt and purchase up to two more turkey tags, thus allowing them to take a total of up to six turkeys.