Idaho wildlife officials say 56-year-old Rob Durrett, of Clarksville, Tenn., won a lottery drawing that raised $69,000 for the Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Health Laboratory and its bighorn sheep disease research. A bighorn tag is awarded annually through the raffle.
Durrett says his trip to Idaho this fall will be his first time hunting in the state.
He’ll be able to shoot one of the iconic big game animals in any unit open to sheep hunting, and that includes the coveted Unit 11 along the Hells Canyon of the Snake River. That region is only fair game for lottery winners once every two years. (AP)