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ABA Grizzly Bear Hunt Raffle!
The Alaskan Bowhunters Association is raffling off a fully guided Grizzly Bear hunt with Stan Parkerson of Denali Hunts!
The Winner of this Raffle can choose between a 2020 Fall hunt over Salmon streams in West Central Alaska where success is high and also many clients have opportunities at wolves, with their bow! Or, they can hunt in the Spring of 2021 along the Dalton Highway within the Archery Corridor. Both hunts will offer the bowhunter a very good chance at what is for many, a once in a lifetime experience!
We are only selling 300 tickets at 100$/ea and the drawing will be held as soon as the last one is sold or April 4th, 2020.
The many Bowsiter's that have been lucky enough to hunt with Stan 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 Stan’s website, which he is currently working on, https://denalihunts.com/.
Thank you all in advance for your generosity and if there are any questions please feel free to ask myself, TEmbry, or our fearless leader Frank Noska.
I just finished putting together funds for my lion hunt today, and now this!
Lemme go see who I can sell my a$$ to in order to get in again this year. :^)
BowFly, there may be easier ways to come up with 100$ than that, haha!
True. Not sure I could get $.99 a go with this old thing. But for a grizzly hunt? Lol, line em up! I have no pride!
Seems to me I had to do something funny with my Canadian postal code last year?
Rod, we are using a different site this time for the raffle, so not sure if the same issue as last time will still be there. If anyone from Canada has an issue with purchasing a ticket, please let me know and we will get it straightened out.
In, and I'm assuming like last year it will sell out early and you'll do the drawing before April?
I’ll be pulling a winner as soon as it sells out! Legally have to have an end date so I set it for the day before our annual banquet but I anticipate this will sell out before Christmas, if so we will do a Christmas drawing to really cheer up someone’s holiday!
I'm in. Looking for some excitement. If a lion and wolves didn't eat me a griz probably won"t. .....would he??
I just bought the winning ticket
I’m in, I bought 400 tickets, I should definitely win! ;)
Nick and Trevor are always costing me money, I am in.
I’m definitely getting in on this. Stan owes me! ;-)
I'm in for two. I'll be in the Alaska Range in September of 2020 but have no plans for 2021. A return to the Brooks Range may be in order!
I’m in, what a rush that hunt would be!!
The coin for those 400 tickets was probably a little easier to come by this year for you, Jim. Get the cash out of this year’s taxidermy fund?? ;-)
Ouch!!! T-Roy is brutal! ;)
Went smooth for this Canuck! Another great opportunity and at $100 it's a cheap dream!
I'm in for one!
Ladies are going to play too. I’m in!
I am in someday I may win one of these, until then the money goes to a good cause.
Great fund raiser for a great cause. I cant wait to go! I'll tell my wife later. Good luck Bowsiter's
The way it looks it might be sold out before Thanksgiving.
I'm in! Hope a Bowsite member wins so that we can follow along on the hunt.
I think odds are excellent it will be a Bowsite member who wins. If you are not a member of ABA, you really should consider adding it to your cart...
I’m wrestling with a life membership or 5 more tickets!
Donation made! That would surely be the hunt of a lifetime! Good luck fellas!
Would be a good one to nudge the wife to buy a ticket now and put it under the tree.
In. Thanks for the opportunity, I mean guarantee to win!
I am in too! Gotta win cause this is the only way I will ever afford this hunt.
Slip this in momma’s Black Friday folder...
Don't wait for black Friday, may be too late. I'm in for 2.
Booked for the Yukon 2022...griz and mountain caribou. May as well make it 2020 and 2022.
Happy thanksgiving everyone from up North. Make sure to take advantage of tomorrow’s Black Friday sale. Tickets are only $100 while supplies last :)
Well....made my $100 donation.
Can a guy get 2 for the price of two on Black Friday as well Trevor??
2 for 2 or 5 for 5, DM me for more details. It’s an absolute bonanza and it all goes to a good cause!
1 for 1. I'll be expecting a call! If not glad to donate to a good cause.
TEmbry that 5 for 5 seams like a STEAL of a deal! Get them while they're hot boys!
I'm in. Maybe I can win this raffle and my BIL can join me on this trip...
That’s just great, DEMO! I just bought my ticket right before you did! :-(
Hey Trevor. Did you guys ever come up with any hats, tee shirts, etc. that a guy could purchase? I’m not seeing anything on the website.
Cmon troy they only had a year to do this ;-)’
Ya I’d be in for some ABA Shwag too.
We have lots of AK Bowhunter swag. Info on ordering to come!
I never did see an email receipt, am I the only one?
I got my email receipt last night
It seems so far the system missed two receipt emails. Send me a message or email us at AlaskanBowhunters@gmail.com and I can send you the ticket number. I’ll be drawing by name so you won’t need the number anyway but can have it to confirm you are in!
I'm in! If you didn't get your email receipt, check your spam folder. That's where mine ended up.
Thanks for posting this and the opportunity. I’m in. ??
Im in! thanks for the opportunity!
Im in and ready to go someday..Thanks
Anyone on the fence get in while the getting is good, closing in on 75% tickets sold. These continue to be a bigger hit than anticipated. Keeping the ticket numbers low certainly seems to help popularity. Thanks everyone who has entered thus far for helping to keep Alaskan Bowhunters Association alive and growing in the right direction!
Im in. The receipt showed up in my email almost immediately. Checking flights for August 2020.
Nick Muche's Link
I would like to reiterate what Trevor just said, thank you to everyone that has entered our ABA raffle! These tickets have sold faster than we anticipated, which is great. With our hard working board of directors and active members, we are continuing to grow and improve the Alaskan Bowhunters Association. Along with encouraging you to purchase a Grizzly raffle ticket, if you are not a current member of the ABA, I ask you to also please consider getting on our website at akbowhunters.com and joining the ABA.
I’m in. This would make an awesome Christmas gift to myself. Hurry up Bowsiters and purchase your tickets today. Let’s get these sold before Christmas
I’m in with two tickets. Two bear hunts for two tickets is a great deal.
Well hell, if Randy is in twice and already has plane tickets bought... In again!
Might even schedule it to get a little fishing in;-). Different kind of reds tho!
Is three a charm? Thinking of grabing a third
bought a ticket and joined the aba. my application is submitted and being reviewed? what am i joining the cia?
I won a boat this year so hopefully I can keep winning! I'm in
Is this the same raffle they where selling at the P&Y convention in Omaha?
No they sold that one out and it was drawn.
I am in too. Life member of ABA
If you won this, would you choose the fall stream hunt or spring Brooks range?
Both are great hunts but the fall hunt that Stan runs is a very good one. Most of his fall clients will also have opportunities at wolves too.
The spring hunt is one of my favorite hunts to do up here. Plenty of bears and basically day light 24 hours.
You can’t go wrong with either, Stan will do all he can to put you in front of a Grizzly Bear.
I’d take the spring hunt. Only because the Brooks Range is about the only place in Alaska that I’ve not been to that I want to see.
52 Tickets left and we will be drawing! Thanks to everyone who has made a contribution and good luck!
Stan just left my house after scoring a few critters for Pope and Young, he's excited at how well this raffle is going and will be even happier to guide the lucky winner!
In for 2. 1 for me and 1 for my dad for Christmas
I am in for 1 thank you. Jay Peake
I am in for 1 thank you. Jay Peake
It’s over boys and girls. I have entered the draw. Meaning I am guaranteed not to win! I have just increased the chances of everyone else. Good luck!
Well, between Zack and I we have dramatically increased everyone else’s chances! I bought 3 of the “guaranteed not to win” tickets as well.
I really do hope it’s “Hammertime” not many people I would rather see win it than Hunt!
I’m in. Hummed and hawed too long last year. See ya in AK!
I rubbed the top of Treeman’s head in Kodiak, for luck.....I guess I’m screwed too :-(
23 tickets left, get em while they’re hot! Let’s sell it out before Christmas!
Well Merry Christmas to me. I’m 100% sure it is 22 or less now.
it's less, I bought one too.
After all of the tickets are sold, it would be very interesting to know what percentage of them were purchased by Bowsiters. Very high %, I’m betting.
I’m in what a great Christmas present for the lucky winner!
You guys are throwing your money away other than it is helping to get to 300 sold so I can start making my plans!
293 sold out of 300, will hopefully be finished up by tonight at this rate!
Thanks for clearing that up for us guys with poor math skills Nick ;)
Just let me know when you guys pull my ticket
Woo Hoo! Awesome opportunity! Great cause! Great support from the guys on Bowsite!
Feeling lucky. Bought another one!
It would be great to see a bowsiter win this. It’s a spectacular hunt.
And they’re all gone! Thanks so much for the support!! I hope a Bowsiter wins!!
Thanks for the opportunity! Its fun to dream!
That's great Nick. Great organization and fund raiser. Now let us know when the drawing will be. Good luck Bowsiters
Good luck guys I tried to buy one this morning and they were all gone
So when do you pull my name out of the hat!? Merry Christmas to all!
If Scott wins I want a recount!!!
We’ll put Nick in charge of the recount, he has already demonstrated his wizard like mastery of math in this thread!
If Jim wins we’re doing a recount.
Please don't do the draw on Christmas day!! I don't want a lump of coal in my stocking!
Good luck to all and Merry Christmas.
Nick-don’t worry, I won’t win.
Drawing is set for tomorrow Saturday December 28th at 5pm Alaska Standard Time. I’ll have the drawing on Facebook Live and call the winner like last time. Good luck fellas!
Did I wake up too late? The closing date does not match the above 12/28/2019 date. I cannot enter in the raffle at:
Archery Grizzly Bear with Denali Hunts
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99 days to go
Tickets were limited to 300. They sold them all and are drawing it tomorrow.
They sold all the tickets dude. No reason to wait four months for the draw...Alaska is not Wyoming!
I’m just glad Trevor recovered enough from his surprise bday party to draw a winner! Good luck everyone!
Trevor IS a handsome rogue!......Just sayin.
Getting very close to having my name drawn!!
Swing and miss, twice actually
Winner is Eugene Shipanik
Congrats to Ryan, Lucky man. On with the next raffle so I can donate again!
I am trying really hard to be happy for Ryan right now ...... :(
But hey, I’ve spent a lot more on a lot less fun and good work will be done with the money too. Next year!!
I KNEW I shouldn’t have rubbed Treeman’s head!
Congrats to Ryan and to the ABA !
Good deal, eh. Always glad to support the ABA.
Ummm.... the winners name was not Ryan. Not sure where that came from.
Lol I also don’t know where that info came from but congrats to Eugene Shipanik! He sounded pretty excited on the phone!
"I am trying really hard to be happy for Ryan right now ...... :("
Apparently so is Ryan.
Lol! Congrats to the winner.
Hopefully he becomes a bowsite regular and provides updates after the hunt
From the website....must have been last years link. I edited
Is Mr. Shipanik a Bowsiter?
Shipanik is a Rokslider. Don’t think I’ve ever seen him here.
Nah I’m a Bowsiter, you guys just spelled my name wrong ;)
Hey everyone I’m the lucky winner and I’ve been a lurker on here for a couple of years now. I want to thank ABA for the opportunity again. I’ve always dreamed of doing a hunt like this but never thought it would happen for a long time because of the price tag. This was an awesome chance to do it especially at this point in my life (paying off student loans for a while). I will be contacting Stan later today to hash out some details before I choose when to go. Any advice would be much appreciated and I will definitely have to do a live hunt write up or at least when I get home if I don’t have any service out there. Looking forward to this hunt of a lifetime.
Congrats Z2!! And thanks again to the ABA for the awesome opportunity! Keep those hunts coming! Any sheep hunt raffles in the works?
Congratulations Z2. Keep us informed on your hunt. What a great fundraiser. For a great organization.
Congrats Z2! Please keep us updated!
Congrats Z2! What an awesome opportunity. Keep us posted for sure.
PM me with your email and I will send you plenty of info. I did the spring hunt in 2010 and 2012. It is special. Stan is great. You will have a great adventure whether you choose that hunt or the one from the treehouse.
Congrats Geno! Stan is the real deal and a good guy to boot. He’ll do his best to put you on game. Looking forward to hearing how you do. Good luck!
WTF? I must of been 2nd on list. A rokslider really? I thought this was a Bowsite deal?
JK. Glad to see ABA get some revenue and thanks to the outfitter for doing the hunt.
Nick send me my tax write off certificate.
Good luck Geno and you better post pics here,
Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I’ve been talking to Stan and right now I’m going on the first spring hunt in 2021. Dates are not officially set yet but I will definitely do a live hunt blog on here when the time comes. For now I will be preparing and continuing to shoot a lot. Any help or advice is much appreciated. Thanks again to everyone that has reached out to me already about the hunt and providing some insight.