News Release - August 8, 2005
CENTENNIAL HUNT OF A LIFETIME CONTEST WINNERS
Saskatchewan Environment is pleased to announce the winners of the "Centennial Hunt Of A Lifetime" contest.
Each of the winners, Brian Drayton of Regina; Darin McNabb of Maple Creek; Don Drever of Regina and Frank Pastachak of Bienfait have won hunting licences for themselves and up to three others. The licences will be valid during any hunting season open in 2005. The winners will have their choice of licences, including those offered through the Big Game Draw, to hunt one species in the zone of their choice, with the exception of barren-ground caribou.
"I am pleased to be able to present the winners of the Centennial Hunt Of A Lifetime contest with their prizes," Environment Minister David Forbes said. "We had planned on awarding two prizes, however we received more than 370,000 mail and e-mail entries. Due to this overwhelming response we decided to award four prizes. I would like to thank everyone who entered. You've made the contest a great success."
The contest, which ran from early March until July 28th, was open to all Saskatchewan residents eligible to hunt in the province. Winners had to correctly identify the province's official animal, the white-tailed deer and official bird, the sharp-tailed grouse.
Saskatchewan Environment's other centennial contest has people choosing a fish species they would like to see designated as a provincial emblem.
So far there are nearly 4,900 entries. The contest closes on August 31st. Ten winners will be chosen on September 8th by a random draw from all the entries. Each winner will receive a Saskatchewan Resident Annual Licence valid for the 2006 season.
"Saskatchewan is world renowned for its great hunting and fishing opportunities and the department is pleased to be able to recognize our province's centennial with these contests that recognize our residents' strong connection to our natural resources," Forbes said.
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