More than 1,500 people signed up for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) “Take a Friend Hunting Contest,” and ODFW rewarded 22 of them with prizes. The contest was part of larger ODFW efforts to raise awareness of the benefits of hunting among Oregonians and encourage more participation in the sport. Through their purchase of hunting licenses and equipment, hunters fund wildlife management, research, habitat restoration and other work that benefits both game species and wildlife species that aren’t hunted
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation was one of several organizations that donated prizes.
“We thank all the hunters who signed up to participate, and all the vendors and groups that donated a prize,” said Chris Williard, ODFW Retention and Recruitment Coordinator.
View a listing of the winners here.
(Photo source: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)