2016 Pure Michigan Hunt Winners Take Home Their Prizes

Applications for 2017 Pure Michigan Hunt on Sale Now

2016 Pure Michigan Hunt winners (left to right) Mike Scherzer of Freeland, Makayla Fleetwood of Bloomingdale and Jeff Kresnak of Caledonia with their prizes donated by Michigan businesses and organizations.
2016 Pure Michigan Hunt winners (left to right) Mike Scherzer of Freeland, Makayla Fleetwood of Bloomingdale and Jeff Kresnak of Caledonia with their prizes donated by Michigan businesses and organizations.
Michigan DNR
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Lansing, MI -(AmmoLand.com)- Mike Scherzer of Freeland, Jeff Kresnak of Caledonia and Makayla Fleetwood of Bloomingdale – the most recent winners of the Pure Michigan Hunt drawing – all came to February’s Natural Resources Commission meeting in Detroit to take home their winnings.

Each won 2016 hunting licenses for elk, bear, antlerless deer and spring and fall turkey, as well as first choice at a managed waterfowl hunt area on opening morning.

In addition to the hunting licenses, the Pure Michigan Hunt winners also received an ultimate prize package. Valued at more than $4,000, each prize package is made up of donations from Michigan businesses and organizations.

The 2016 winners received the following prizes:

  • Annual subscription, camouflage hat, current copies of publication and Outdoor Print of the Year – Michigan Outdoor News
  • Camouflage pop-up blind – Ameristep
  • 12-gauge camouflage shotgun – Michigan Ducks Unlimited
  • Terminator II Crossbow – Darton Archery
  • Marlin x7 30.06 bolt-action rifle – Dick Williams Gun Shop
  • Go-Pro outdoor camera – St. Clair Flats Waterfowlers, Inc.
  • Quiver accessories – Kwikee Kwiver
  • Hunting accessories – Harmon Scents
  • Custom waterfowl mount – The Trophy Room
  • Traps, DVDs, calls and more – Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association
  • Turkey hunting gear – Michigan Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Deer/habitat management package – Michigan Chapter of Quality Deer Management Association
  • $100 Cabela’s gift card – Saginaw Field and Stream Club
  • Made in the USA quilt-lined Realtree Xtra® jackets and bib overalls – Carhartt
  • Shotgun case and hat – Ruffed Grouse Society
  • Eberlestock team elk pack – Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Two-day/two-night guided hunt (winner’s choice between guided turkey, deer or bear hunt, includes lodging and food) – East Lake Outfitters
  • Memberships – National and Mid-Michigan Chapter of Safari Club International
  • Custom shooting ear plugs and hat – Michigan Hearing
  • Half-day, fully guided five-bird pheasant hunt – Bear Creek Hunt Club
  • $100 gas card – Michigan United Conservation Clubs
  • $100 Jay’s Sporting Goods gift card – 9&10 News
  • BrewVine passports valued at $100 – BrewVine
  • Sweatshirt and hat – Waterfowl USA
  • Fletching kit – Bohning Archery
  • Personalized Pure Michigan Hunt hat and engraved knife – Michigan Planners
  • Framed and matted 2015 Michigan duck stamp print – Michigan Duck Hunters Association

The 2016 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing drew a total of 35,336 applications purchased by 13,736 individuals, generating $176,680 that will fund wildlife habitat restoration and improvements in Michigan.

Applications for the 2017 Pure Michigan Hunt went on sale at retail license agents March 1. Hunters may purchase as many $5 Pure Michigan Hunt applications as they like. Visit www.mi.gov/pmh to purchase, or for more information.

Twenty-one Michigan hunters have won the Pure Michigan Hunt since the drawings started in 2009. The additional prize package that the winners take home changes annually based on the Michigan businesses and organizations that join the Pure Michigan Hunt. Past years’ winners have received rifles, shotguns, crossbows, pop-up blinds, camouflage clothing packages, guided hunts and much more.

Pure Michigan Hunt winners now can transfer one or all of their licenses to another eligible hunter. This will allow hunters – and their friends and family members – to buy as many Pure Michigan Hunt applications as they want for both themselves and others.

Instead of needing to know other hunters’ driver’s license numbers, addresses and birthdates to apply on their behalf, Pure Michigan Hunt winners now have the ability to give one or more of their licenses away to whomever they choose or keep all of the licenses for themselves.

About the Michigan Department of Natural Resources:

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.

For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.