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ABA Brown Bear Hunt Raffle
The Alaskan Bowhunters Association is raffling off a fully guided Brown Bear hunt with Jonah's Alaskan Outfitters. This hunt is for NEXT Spring, May 15 - June 15 and the outfitter will work with the winner to secure their 8 day hunt within those dates. We are only selling 300 tickets at 100$/ea and the drawing will be held as soon as the last one is sold. The many Bowsiter's that have been lucky enough to hunt with Jonah can vouch for the fact it is a highly successful hunt and we are pleased to be offering one lucky person this opportunity! If you are interested in supporting the ABA, the link provided will take you to our website where tickets can be purchased. Specific hunt details can be found on Jonah's website, https://www.jonahsalaskanoutfitters.com/. Thank you all in advance for your generosity and if there are any questions please feel free to ask myself, TEmbry, Blacktail Bob or our fearless leader Frank Noska.
Can’t wait to draw a name for this trip. Jonah arguably runs the best baited bear hunts in the entire state. Good luck to all who enter!
Just bought my ticket!!!! Come on!! I need some raffle luck!
Knowing Bakes luck, he's going to be brown bear hunting next spring! Thanks for the support Blane!
I got mine bought & i’ve got a chance !
I'm in. Thanks for posting this and making us aware of this, Nick. I consider my $100 a donation to a good cause, but having a shot at my dream hunt is a nice bonus. Pretty sure I'd poop my pants if I won something like this... Of course I might do the same if I had a grizzly within 20 yards of me too!
Scoot, aside from hoping that the ABA can raise funds through this effort for things like sprucing up our states archery ranges and supporting NASP programs in our schools, we really wanted to offer something that very few will have an opportunity to do. We appreciate your support and if you are the lucky one I have no doubt you'll get it done!
I just bought mine! Thanks
I’m in. I also joined the ABA while I was at it. Honestly I have hunted so much up there with no local assistance I never realized there was an ABA. Fixed that and will not forget it.
Thanks Nick. Bought a chance and joined the ABA.
Two new members! That's great to hear, thank you both for joining!
I'm in as well. Good luck everyone.
In support of Scoot I will also poop my pants if he wins! This is an awesome opportunity for some lucky hunter!
What a great thing . Hope a bowsiter wins!! Best of luck guys . Thanks Bob, Frank , Nick and Trevor !!!
I'm in... new member too. Ed F
Can’t thank those of you joining enough. Building our membership base is a number one priority for this year to allow us to start reaching more people and helping spread archery within the state. A lot of exciting changes happening at ABA. Those of you at P&Y be sure to swing by our booth to talk with Gary or Frank!
In for the win and a new member.
In for a good cause .....
You guys are rockstars. An amazing banquet and going live with this raffle will help kickstart ABA into a new direction. Help us spread the word and get these tickets sold, the quicker we sell them the quicker we can announce a winner!!
Well, I'm the newest member of the ABA! There's a good chance I'll win this auction because I already have a brown bear hunt booked in the fall of next year!
I'm in for a good cause, thanks! I am also a new member.
Frank already had me join up as a member of ABA.
Hung out with Frank and “plain old Bob” a bit yesterday here at the big show in Omaha. Good showing of Alaska boys down here around P&Y!
Just picked up a chance for this bear hunt.
Working on a couple of Osage staves now and would be pretty cool to get lucky in this draw and initiate a selfbow with a brown bear! Gotta at least give ‘em a little bit of a chance;-)
I'm in! Bucket list for me... Scott
I'm in. Great cause and good luck to those that have purchased a ticket already!
Nick,I had a couple questions from friends about the raffle that you may be able to answer-
1. Do you have to be a ABA Member?
2. If you are unable to make the hunt, is it transferable?
3. Is it possible to apply this raffle toward a different species with the Outfitter?
1.) this raffle is open to anyone, although we encourage anyone who bowhunts in Alaska to join!
2.) This Hunt is not a draw hunt so would be transferable although details need to be worked out with outfitter by the winner ASAP to provide time to coordinate the logistics for the trip.
3.) this raffle is only for a 2020 Spring Baited Brown Bear Hunt. Not transferable to another date range or species. Part of the downfall of working with one of the best outfitters in the entire state, they stay booked up several years out across the board and such transfers aren’t feasible :)
In and also joined. I'm going with Jonah this spring, but wouldn't mind going 2 years in a row...
Entered. This is a BA raffle. Thanks
I would buy one but I’m already booked for next year win Jonah. Think I could use it for the following season?
Just curious but is the tag also included?
Tag is purchased by the hunter.
Nick or Trevor,
I thought that I would mention this on site rather than a p.m. in case other Canadians are interested in purchasing a ticket and supporting your cause.
I tried to purchase a ticket but the system will not accept a Province in place of a State, nor a postal code rather than a zip code, nor a blank space in place of the zip requirement beside the credit card number at the bottom.
Is there a solution?
Thanks guys, and good luck with the draw, whether I manage to participate or not.
I called squares service desk this morning for another Canadian hopeful winner, the address is simply for shipping purposes so he suggested using ABAs address for the address line (we aren’t shipping physical tickets anyway). As long as the name phone number and email comes through on the order I will have all the info I need come drawing time. It worked like a charm earlier. If it still doesn’t you can PM me and I’ll figure out a way to line up PayPal or another form of payment.
Our address is P.O. Box 220047 Anchorage, AK 99522
On that note, we are two tickets away from rolling over the 100 mark in the first 3 days. Keep spreading the word fellas and we will draw a winner in weeks rather than months! Thanks again!
Im in.. If I would just put all the money I throw at raffles every year on a hunt I could pay for a Brown Bear in a few years haha :)
I'm in and have two friends putting in .. hopefully we will have a draw in a few weeks, this is awesome and thanks for the opportunity guys. Have a great weekend all!
I was going to ask the same question as Ken.
Nick suggested that I put his name and info on the form. lol.
I am in, what a great prize for a dream animal!
Thanks TEmbry, worked for this Canadian. It will be my first ever baited bear hunt!
Sorry to break it to ya, Ambush, but I just bought the winning ticket at the ABA booth at P&Y earlier today, along with a membership!
Umm, some fast talking salesman con’ed Troy.
I forgot to post that things worked out fine for me too as a Canadian by using the ABA address but my email and telephone number. It also accepted my postal code in the very last space beside the credit card info where it asks for ZIP again.
134 sold in first 4 days so far, keep spreading the good word fellas and we will be drawing a winner in no time. If this goes smoothly we will definitely be offering different raffles in the future for different price range hunts a few times a year. Those adding a membership will get our quarterly magazine to stay up to date and others can check the website/Facebook page for updates.
Happy to have ABA headed back in the right direction where we can help reinvigorate the sport of archery up north. We have a great team as current board members and a lot of cool projects in the pipeline.
If I didn’t exclude myself from the draw I’d have bought a ticket myself. I’ll definitely be jealous of whoever we draw :)
Sorry we missed ya at P&Y, Trevor! Looking forward to the quarterly magazine. Do you guys have ABA hats available for purchase? I only saw one at the booth, and it was pink.
Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket thus far and also a huge thanks to those who signed up to be a member either online or at P&Y! We appreciate it! T-roy, we had hats, I am not sure if we still do, but I know that there is a plan to have some made soon. I will see what we can figure out.
Nick, if you get some more hats (and they look good-- pink isn't my color), I'd definitely be interested in one!
Hats are on my agenda for the next month or so, chaotic time of year post banquet and getting the quarterly ready for print. Hats and TShirts will be available by end of summer in store and will definitely keep FB and quarterly updates on what is available
1-300 Odds....I'm in! Total bucket list!
If I win the bear hunt, I’ll foot the bill on the next run of hats!.....just sayin ;-)
Ok, new plan. Let's all double our money and get this drawing over this week.... someone's in for an incredible time.
Hell, I went ahead and upped my odds to 1%! You guys don't stand a chance!
Going to a great organization!
Good luck everyone!
I'm in! Good luck everyone!
Would there be a possibility to switch this to a Grizzly hunt if I won? Already have a Brown Bear but not a Grizzly.
Rock, see answer 3 above from TEmbry
Jonah's place get's some pretty dang nice bears each spring! Hope we can draw this soon, best of luck to all!
I'm in and a new member. Good luck to everyone.
Thanks for all the support guys, up to 159 tickets sold. Over halfway there to finding out which Bowsiter is going hunting :)
I joined at P&Y. Looking forward to getting the magazine.
Nick, who is that masked man? Would you say that photo was doctored?
bowonly, was it you? :)
Jonah sent me a bunch of pictures to use, that was a nice bear but the man shooting the stickbow remains a mystery to me!
103 tickets left!
Not bowonly, but another Bowsiter that was at P&Y. Finally got to meet him after having lots of conversations over the years.
Thanks for posting this Nick. I just bought a ticket.
Cut the number of tickets sold by one more.......I’m in.
Not me. No mystery man either. My roommate at the convention! I always give him shit about the masked man photo. I think he secretly wants to be a Mexican pro wrestler.
99 tickets left! A huge thank you to Bowsite, Pat and Charlie, for letting us advertise on here. Many of you are the reason we've been able to do this well, this fast!
In it to win it! Thanks for the opportunity guys.
Suspense is killing me. I’ve got one in 100 odds. Better than my sheep Tag odds two years ago.
I’m in. Sure would be a great trip
Only takes one to win right:)
Thanks guys, Matt
You guys are killing my odds! I was secretly hoping they would only sell 4 tickets and I have 2 of them! Oh well, I wouldn’t win there was a 50% chance anyway!!!!
Good luck to all!
So JTreeman what you are saying is you could have all the tickets and they would draw out the hat size. LOL
Jonah runs a great operation with great success. I hunted one of the earliest hunts in 2014.
North To Alaska in the springtime.
I couldn't resist any longer.
83 left, looks like we will be finding out a winner soon! Can’t wait to read the story about the trip on Bowsite. Whoever wins, first beers on me when you get to town.
I guess I could buy 14 more and have a 5% chance of winning :) haha
I just bought another ticket. I'm in with two!
A Bowsite is going to win. Exciting stuff. Thanks guys
Couldn't resist any more. I'm in! C
Dang, this one is going fast!
Sure do hope a Bowsiter wins and puts together a good story!
Bought two more, Hope a bowsiter wins this thing!!
A great opportunity for someone.
Proven fact that if the state draws are not kind to you the raffles will be!
Where are we at now!? Gotta be close to the less than 50 gap?
Getting real close, right around 50 left.
I've got two tickets in the draw and also joined. Thanks for posting this Nick!
My fantastic wife put me in for 2,, early birthday present ,I bought 1. Hunt of a lifetime for me!!! Hell I just appreciate the opportunity! Thx ABA...
Dang it. Tickets are going fast! Had to grab one before they were gone. I have been creeping Jonah's hunts for years. Someone is going to be real happy!
Count me in....already joined ABA at the P&Y Convention due to an upcoming coastal black bear hunt in August.
I'm in - also joined the ABA.
I'm in also. Joined the ABA
I`m in and a new member also
At this rate we'll know tomorrow! Good luck to all you bowsiters.
Hurry up and draw my name!! No sense putting off everyone else’s diss-appointment
5 tickets left, anyone on line on the fence better get one in the next few minutes. Once we sell out I'll organize the draw and let you guys know the details of when the winner is pulled!
This is like Christmas Eve!
Membership and entry just purchased. I told Frank at P&Y I would sign up, done :)
Dang! The whole shebang in 10 days! Pretty quick sales!
Quick do a raffle for Mountain Caribou...I'll donate more money!
Well....Who received the phone call?