Raffle: Trip to McNeil River to see the bears


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska have a raffle for anyone wishing to visit the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary this summer.

Viewing the world’s largest congregation of brown bears at McNeil River is a highly sought-after privilege. The 2021 season lottery has concluded, and all permits have been issued; however, to provide an additional opportunity and to raise funds to help support Fish and Game’s programs, two additional permits are being offered through a raffle conducted by OHFA.

One winner will be selected and entitled to assign the two permits to whomever they wish (certain limitations will apply). The permit holders will also be provided lodging in Homer, Alaska, and seaplane transportation to the sanctuary.

Further information and online ticket purchases are available at OHFA’s website at www.OHFAK.org. Individual raffle tickets cost $20, or 6 for $100, and 40 for $500.

Revenue generated from this raffle will help support wildlife conservation including projects in Alaska state sanctuaries and refuges, and education in outdoor traditions.


  1. Or…… Go to any native village dump after dark and watch the same brown bears in an unnatural setting. I’ve seen them take down an 8 ft tall chain link fence. Polar bears in Gamble on St Lawrence Island.

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