Rep. Calley congratulates 2018 Michigan Hunt winner from Lake Odessa

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State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland congratulates Don Rademacher of Lake Odessa as he is one of three winners of the 9th annual Pure Michigan Hunt.

The winners receive licenses for elk, bear, spring turkey, fall turkey and antlerless deer hunting as well as a base license. In addition, they have first pick at a hunting location at a managed waterfowl area during that hunting period. Further, they will receive more than $4,000 worth of hunting gear.

Every $5 Pure Michigan application purchased helps fund wildlife habitat restoration and improvement efforts. This year’s drawing generated more than $176,000.

“I commend Don for supporting habitat conservation,” Calley said. “I am so pleased that a local winner was chosen out of over 12,000 participants.”

Mr. Rademacher and the two other winners will receive their prizes at the Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting on Thursday, March 15 in Grand Rapids.

Applications for the next drawing will be available starting on March 1. For more information, please visit