Brucellosis Raffle Thanks Hunters
Written by wendycorr on August 31, 2018
Hunters who submit blood samples and other information about elk they harvest will be entered into a raffle to win high-quality outdoor equipment.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department established the brucellosis raffle as a thank you for participating in the monitoring program and to encourage hunters to continue to submit samples.
Leading outdoor manufacturers and conservation organizations have donated equipment to the raffle to support brucellosis monitoring, including a Creedmoor Mossberg Patriot bolt-action rifle from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; two scopes donated by Vortex Optics; Maven binoculars; and a Game and Fish sweatshirt and hat combo.
Brucellosis is a bacterial disease endemic in elk and bison throughout the area surrounding Yellowstone in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Voluntary hunter participation is fundamental for the success of the monitoring program, and Game and Fish says that hunters who draw multiple elk licenses and receive multiple kits will be entered into the raffle for each kit returned.
The raffle drawing will be held in March 2019.