Raffle Tickets Available To Score McNeil River Bear Viewing Opportunity

Some of Alaska’s, if not the world’s, best bear viewing opportunities are in McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. Drawing a permit to be a part of the scene can be difficult with such a high demand for it, so there’s a great chance to win one.


Here’s more from the Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska:

Brown Bear Viewing Permits for TWO at world famous McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, Alaska good for July 25-28, 2021 (NOTE: Tides dictate flying to the sanctuary on July 24 & departing the evening of the 28)

Travel to & from McNeil River via seaplane originating in Homer, AK on Northwind Aviation www.northwindak.com
One night’s stay in a local hotel in Homer, Alaska, on July 24 prior to departure for McNeil River and one night again upon return on July 28 (standard room for double occupancy).

$20 per ticket or $100 for 6 $500 gets you 40 tickets…you can’t beat this deal!

Tickets will be sold until midnight, June 20, 2021 (Father’s Day) and a winner will be drawn at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in Anchorage, AK at Noon on June 21, 2021 (Summer Solstice).

Winners will be notified by phone/email & published on the OHFA website.

Permits are re-assignable through the department (NOTE: If you were a successful winner in the McNeil River viewing permit lottery for summer 2020 or 2021 you are ineligible to utilize these permits per 5 AAC 92.065; but you CAN still purchase tickets and assign the permits to others as a gift!)

We’re ALL winners when we support conservation! Revenue from this raffle supports wildlife conservation, including projects in Alaska State Refuges and Sanctuaries and education in outdoor traditions!

For more information on the McNeil River sanctuary and visiting this unique brown bear viewing site, visit www.mcneilriver.adfg.alaska.gov

Click here to purchase tickets.