OLYMPIA— Tickets for chances to participate in special-permit, big game hunts
are on sale at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife headquarters here, WDFW
regional offices statewide and the WDFW District Office in Wenatchee.
Beside offering winners additional big-game hunting opportunities, the raffle
raises revenues for management of big game species.
Raffle tickets are $5, except bighorn sheep tickets which are $10.
Tickets must be purchased by July 23. There is no limit on the number of tickets
which may be purchased.
Winning tickets will be drawn at 1 p.m., Aug. 13 at WDFW offices at 600 Capitol
Way N., Olympia. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
One winner will be chosen for each of the following hunts: buck deer, bull elk,
moose and bighorn sheep. Winners of the deer and elk hunts will be allowed to hunt in
any open unit except Private Lands Wildlife Management Areas and Game
Management units 157 and 485. Those winners may purchase a second tag and can
hunt in all user group seasons with appropriate equipment.
The winner of the bighorn sheep hunt will be allowed to hunt in most of the open
bighorn units in common with regular permit hunters.
The moose raffle winner will be able to hunt in any moose unit during the
general season from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30.
For more information call (360)902-2464. Raffle ticket order forms are available
on the WDFW web site at http://wdfw.wa.gov Order forms also will be printed in
the WDFW 1999 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet which will be
available in mid-May.