Oregon's Sports Pac winners announced: Last drawing is for hunters that apply for controlled hunt by April 15
SALEM, Ore.—A lucky 28 Oregon hunters won a 2013 Sports Pacs (a $164.75 value) and two out-of-state hunters won a 2013 Non-Resident Hunting License ($140.40 value) because they applied early for their 2012 fall big game controlled hunts. The 30 names were drawn among hunters that applied for a controlled hunt by March 15, 2012.
Twenty more 2013 Sports Pacs or Non-Resident Hunting Licenses will be given away among hunters that apply for and are issued a controlled hunt by April 15, 2012. The next drawing will take place April 19 and winners will be notified by mail.
ODFW and the vendor that manages its license sales system are giving away a total of 100 free 2013 Sports Pacs or Non-Resident Hunting Licenses to encourage hunters to apply early for a 2012 fall controlled hunt. A Sports Pac includes a Combination Angling/Hunting/Shellfish License, a Combined Angling Harvest Tag, a Validation for Upland Bird and Waterfowl hunting, plus a General or Controlled Deer, General or Controlled Elk, General Cougar, General or Controlled Bear, Spring Turkey Tag and a Wildlife Area Parking Permit.
Any hunter that applied for a controlled hunt by the previous two deadlines (Jan. 31 and March 15) and didn’t win will be entered into this final drawing. Only one entry per hunter is allowed, meaning hunters that apply for several controlled hunts are still only entered once.
Hunters can apply for controlled hunts online, at a license sales agent, at ODFW offices that sell licenses, or by mail or fax order using the application found here or on page 17 of the 2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations.
Mail order/fax applicants should allow 7-10 days for their applications to be processed and issued. Remember, to be eligible for the drawing, the controlled hunt application must be issued, not just received, by the drawing deadline (April 15). Controlled hunt applications can be processed and issued immediately online and at license sales agents or ODFW offices.
The deadline to apply for a controlled hunt is May 15 each year. In 2011, 79,481 out of 380,639 total applications, or almost 21 percent, were processed by April 15, 2011. That compares to 21 percent in 2011 and 16 percent in 2010.
A total of 43,241 controlled hunt applications were processed by March 15, 2012, compared to 44,654 by the same date last year.
Some of Oregon’s big game hunts are limited entry, including almost all rifle hunting of deer and elk east of the Cascades and pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, and Rocky Mountain goat hunts. These hunts require a controlled hunt application.
The names and hometowns of winners follow:
- Lori K Johnson, Astoria
- Jeff M Strassel, Banks
- Harold T Williams, Beaverton
- Aaron N Boone, Bend
- Robert Brown, Camas, Wash.
- Curtis A Burdett, Creswell
- Jeffrey Micka, Enterprise
- Robert B Killen, Eugene
- William Colson, John Day
- Richard J North, Klamath Falls
- Peter J Mongan, Klamath Falls
- Michael J Getty, Lakeview
- Karen L Worrell, La Pine
- Michael J Bush, Madras
- Grant E Allemann, Mulino
- Kevin M Swayze, North Plains
- Ken W Swilling, Pendleton
- William V Rose, Portland
- James R Ball, Portland
- Cyrus Happy, Portland
- Sean Wishart, Prineville
- Tomey R Greer, Rainier
- Michael R Cables, Rogue River
- Jason C Porath, Salem
- Clinton W Cole, Salem
- David J Sharp, Sandy
- Kenneth R Nuorala, Sheridan
- Cole T Miller, Springfield
- Kenneth L Morgan, Valdez, Ark.
- David C Bany, West Linn