After the first Super Hunt drawing of 2010, 26 lucky hunters won the hunt of their dreams.
Winners of Super Hunt tags for a deer, elk, pronghorn or moose can take an animal in any open hunt in addition to any general season or controlled hunt tags they also hold. All other rules of individual hunts apply.
Of about 31,000 entries, 2,089 were for eight pronghorn tags, 12,884 entries for eight deer tags, 9,403 entries for eight elk, 4,818 entries for one moose tag, and 1,783 entries were for the Super Combo, which includes a tag for each of the four species.
Seven resident hunters and one California hunter won pronghorn tags. Seven residents and one California hunter won deer tags. Two resident hunters won elk tags and two hunters from Oregon and one each from California, Washington, Pennsylvania and Missouri won elk tags. The combo went to an Idaho resident hunter.
A change in state law prevents Idaho Fish and Game from releasing the names of the winners, but all have been notified.
The second Super Hunt drawing will be in mid-August when another "Super Hunt Combo" and entries for two elk, two deer and two antelope hunts along with one moose hunt will be drawn.
The entry period for the second drawing continues through August 11.
The special drawings began in 2004 as a way to raise money for the Access Yes! program, which helps assure hunter and angler access to and across private lands by compensating willing landowners.
The first entry costs $6; additional entries for the same species cost $4 each when purchased at the same time. Super Hunt Combo entries cost $20 for one; additional entries are $16 when purchased at the same time. Enter at license vendors, all Fish and Game offices, or on the Internet at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/superhunt/ , and on the phone at 800-824-3729 or 800-554-8685.