OLYMPIA -- Winning names have been drawn in a raffle sponsored by the
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for special permits to hunt deer, elk,
bighorn sheep and moose.
The Legislature-approved raffle raised $65,130 for species management
programs. The Friday drawing identified a winner and two alternate hunters for each
species. The alternate hunters will be contacted if winning hunters decline to take part
in the special hunts, which offer expanded dates and locations.
The winner of the deer raffle, drawn from 2,829 tickets, was Gene Snyder of
Rochester. First alternate was Dan Yedinak of Orondo (Douglas County), and second
alternate was Darrell McCorkle of Poulsbo.
In the elk raffle the winning ticket, among 5,079 sold, was held by Billy
Rasmussen of Spangle (Spokane County). First alternate was Nicholas Yost of Tacoma
and second alternate was Gregory Fontaine of Renton.
The winner of the moose raffle was Cory Henson of West Richland, whose ticket
was drawn from a batch of 2,474. First alternate was John F. Druschba of Carnation
and second alternate was David Lambert of Castle Rock.
The bighorn sheep raffle, which attracted 1,454 ticket buyers, was won by Bryan
Bailey of Onalaska. First alternate was J. D. Fouts of Olympia and second alternate
was Doug Lamb of Yakima.