For Immediate Release: July 29, 2021 Jennifer Yuhas, OHFA President yuhas@OHFAK.org
OUTDOOR HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF ALASKA ANNOUNCES BISON HUNT RAFFLE WINNER Local Man Wins Big Fairbanks, AK— July 29, 2021— Congratulations to our 2021 Bison Hunt Raffle winner: Jeff Hanstad, of Palmer, AK! Although this tag is transferrable, Jeff said that we made his day today and that he intends to hunt himself.
The Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska is a 501c3 charitable educational organization and the official foundation of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game offering this opportunity though special statue provisions for big game hunt tags. Revenue from this year’s partnership raffle is dedicated to Alaska’s Fish & Wildlife Safeguard program.
Fish and Wildlife Safeguard is a non-profit volunteer citizen's organization that works in cooperation with the Alaska Wildlife Troopers. By providing a toll-free hotline phone number which citizens may call to report a resource law violation, the organization gives the public an opportunity to become involved in protecting Alaska's natural resources. The Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska is dedicated to ethical sustained harvest of our fish and wildlife resources and provides reward funds for reports that lead to successful prosecution of harvest violations. Report violations to 1 - 800 - 478 - 3377.
Thanks to all those who supported this effort we raised $208,000.00 in charitable funds. Efforts like this allow charities in Alaska to make up for state funding shortfalls. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game began offering big game harvest permits for auction or raffle in 1997. Since then, over 40 different nonprofit organizations have participated in the program, generating over a million dollars for state wildlife management projects. The funding generated by the program is deposited, along with all other hunting license and tag fees, into the Fish and Game Fund. The Fish and Game Fund is used as match to the federal Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration program. Auction revenue leverages more funding, largely for big game projects. Other raffles are currently being conducted by multiple groups taking advantage of additional allowances for online charitable gaming passed by the Alaska Legislature this year. OHFA recently raised $80,000.00 through a McNeil Bear Sanctuary Viewing permit raffle to dedicate to that management program and coordinated with other outdoor groups to raise $585,000.00 together through a Super 7 hunt raffle pooling our sales efforts and proceeds. Learn more about our programs at www.OHFAK.org #####
OHFA: Conserving Alaska - Preserving Traditions - Official Foundation of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game www.ohfak.orgPO Box 4752 Palmer, AK 99645 (907) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska (OHFA) promotes the conservation and wise use of Alaska's natural resources through broad-based education initiatives designed to provide Alaskans, both young and old, the skills and knowledge to enjoy the outdoors in a safe, responsible manner.
We invite you to "come on in... look around". As the official foundation of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, we offer an array of support services and educational programs for you, your family, and all Alaskans.