Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pure Michigan Hunt winners take home their prizes

Mike DiLorenzo of Rochester, Michael Sikkenga of Whitehall and Jason Eurich of Saginaw, the most recent winners of the Pure Michigan Hunt drawing, all came to yesterday's Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing to take home their winnings.

Each won 2015 hunting licenses for elk, bear, antlerless deer and spring and fall turkey, as well as first choice at a managed waterfowl area on opening morning.

In addition to the hunting licenses, the Pure Michigan Hunt winners also received the
ultimate hunting prize package, valued at more than $4,000 per winner. Many Michigan businesses and organizations were present to meet the winners and donate their prizes.

Winners received the following prizes donated by Michigan companies and organizations:
  • Annual subscription and more - Michigan Outdoor News
  • Camouflage pop-up blind - Ameristep in Clio
  • 12-gauge camouflage shotgun - Michigan Chapter of Ducks Unlimited
  • Predator crossbow package - Darton Archery in Hale
  • 30.06 rifle and memberships - Michigan Gun Owners
  • GoPro outdoor camera - St. Clair Flats Waterfowlers
  • Quiver accessories - Kwikee Kwiver in Williamsburg
  • Hunting accessories - Harmon Scents in Williamsburg
  • Traps, DVDs, calls and more - Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association
  • Turkey hunting gear - Michigan Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Herd monitoring kit - Michigan Chapter of Quality Deer Management Association
  • $100 Cabela's gift card - Saginaw Field and Stream Club
  • Made in the USA, quilt-lined Realtree Xtra jackets and bib overalls - Carhartt
  • Shotgun case and American Woodcock Society hat - Ruffed Grouse Society
  • Eberlestock team elk pack - Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Guided spring turkey hunt - East Lake Outfitters in Essexville
  • Memberships - National and Mid-Michigan Chapter of Safari Club International
  • Custom waterfowl mount - Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio in Clare and Allendale
  • $100 gas card - MUCC
  • $100 Jay’s Sporting Goods gift card - 9&10 News in Cadillac
  • Sweatshirt and hat - Waterfowl USA in Erie
  • Custom-made shooting ear plugs - Michigan Hearing
  • Half-day, fully guided five-bird pheasant hunt - Bear Creek Hunt Club of Saline
The 2015 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing drew a total of 32,422 applications. Dollars generated from this opportunity fund wildlife habitat restoration and improvements in Michigan.
Applications for the 2016 Pure Michigan Hunt go on sale at retail license agents and online starting March 1. Hunters may purchase as many $5 Pure Michigan Hunt applications as they like. Visit to purchase, or for more information.