57K enter Super Hunt drawing

Winners in the first of two Idaho Super Hunt drawings have been drawn.

Of the 57,048 total entries, 20,092 were for eight deer tags, 19,904 were for eight elk tags, 4,286 were for eight pronghorn tags, 8,438 were for one moose tag, and 4,328 entries were for one Super Hunt Combo, which includes a tag for each of the four species.

All winners have been contacted. State law prohibits Fish and Game from releasing the names of the winners.

Super Hunt winners by species, state and number drawn were: Deer: Idaho 3, Washington 3, Arizona and Nevada. Elk: Idaho 5, California 2 and Pennsylvania. Pronghorn: Idaho 4, California, Oregon, Montana and Utah. Moose: Idaho. Super Combo: Idaho.

Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose, including general hunts and controlled hunts, in addition to any general season or controlled hunt tags they also hold. All other rules of individual hunts apply.

The entry period for the second drawing goes through Aug. 10, where tags for two elk, two deer, two pronghorn, one moose, and one Super Hunt Combo will be drawn. Winners will be notified by Aug. 20. Hunters may enter the drawings at license vendors, Fish and Game offices, online at idfg.idaho.gov, or by calling 1-800-554-8685.

Proceeds raised in the drawings support the Access Yes! Program, which compensates willing landowners who provide hunter and angler access to or across private land to public lands. As of April 2017, 79 properties are enrolled, opening 306,730 acres of private land and access to an additional 369,755 acres of public land for hunters and anglers.

For information, including frequently asked questions and photos of previous winners, visit the Super Hunt page on Fish and Game's website at idfg.idaho.gov/superhunt.

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