National Hunting & Fishing Day in Alaska:
President'sMessage 2 July, 2020
Jennifer Yuhas, OHFA President:
Today, Governor Michael J. Dunleavy stopped by the Palmer ADF&G Office to draw our Bison Hunt winner. He is the first Governor to officially draw the Governor's Tag since the statute was created.
Congratulations to Joe Peters, of Anchorage, AK. His winning number was 1528 - right in the center of our 3,000 tickets sold. Congratulations, Joe, and happy hunting!
I was able to fly down from Chena Marina with Fairbanks Pilot, Paul Keech,in his 170 this morning and sign the check to donate our raffle proceeds of $22,878.44 directly to the ADF&G for programs this year to assist with this year's budget shortfall. Paul and Sportfish Director, Dave Rutz helped Wildlife Conservation Director, Eddie Grasser ensure that the tickets were mixed well, and locked in place. Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang oversaw our drawing. And OHFA Treasurer, Pat Nolde, officially presented our OHFA donation to the Governor Michael J. Dunleavy and Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this year's event a success. We'll be announcing new opportunities soon!