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

February 20, 2002
Contact: Mick Cope, 360-902-2691

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Spring turkey hunting raffle deadline is Feb. 24, 2002

Hunters interested in a chance to hunt turkeys twice as long this spring have through Feb. 24 to purchase raffle tickets for two special permits.

Raffle tickets cost $5 each and can be purchased in person at hunting license dealers statewide, by calling toll free 1-866-246-9453, or on the Internet at www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov under the "to purchase a license or tag" section.

The drawing will be Feb. 26 for two permits that allow turkey hunting from April 1 through May 31, a full month longer than the standard April 15 - May 15 season. In addition, the winning hunters receive three turkey transport tags that can be used to take up to two bearded turkeys in eastern Washington and one turkey in western Washington. Raffle winners can also purchase standard turkey tags (one with a small game license and two additional tags), allowing them to harvest up to six turkeys total.

Winners must purchase a 2002 small game license to receive the permit and raffle tags. Standard hunting methods (shotgun or bow and arrow only) apply to the raffle season, along with all other turkey hunting regulations.

Winners will be notified by mail or by phone if they provide a phone number.