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Hunting and The Economy: Oregon Raffle and Auction Revenues up Slightly
May 21, 2009.
The 2009 Oregon auctions and raffles for big game hunting tags grossed $565,342, approximately a 1% increase over the 2008 groos of $559,776.
The 2009 auction of 11 special big game tags grossed $356,000, including $95,000 for a bighorn sheep tag. A total of 59,747 raffle tickets were sold grossing $209,342, including $69,025 in sales for a bighorn sheep tag. Raffle winners were drawn at the Oregon Hunters Association convention on May 16, 2009 in Grand Ronde.
The sportsman/conservation groups that sponsored the auctions at various meetings and conventions of their organizations in the past few months keep 10 percent of the auction proceeds. Those groups include the Safari Club International, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Oregon Bow Hunters Association, Foundation for North American Wild Sheep-Oregon, Wild Sheep Foundation, and Oregon Hunters Association.
Proceeds from the deer and elk tags will go to the Access and Habitat Program to fund wildlife habitat and hunter access improvement projects in the state. Proceeds from the pronghorn, bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat raffles and auctions fund the research and management of those species in Oregon.
Winners of the special tags enjoy an extended season and expanded hunt area.
2009 Auction proceeds, 10 percent of which goes to sponsoring organization
Statewide Elk: $22,500
Statewide Deer: $27,500
Statewide Elk: $23,000
Statewide Deer: $31,000
Governor’s Statewide Deer/Elk Combination: $40,000
Statewide Deer: $34,000
Statewide Elk: $26,000
Statewide Elk: $28,000
Statewide Deer: $24,000
Bighorn Sheep: $95,000
2009 Raffle Sales
Statewide Combination Deer and Elk raffle: $26,344
Deer raffle: $41,823
Elk raffle: $53,947
Rocky Mountain Goat raffle: $8,894
Pronghorn raffle: $9,311
Bighorn Sheep raffle: $69,025
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