Spring 2019 turkey season is just around the corner. Stay tuned for updates from NWTF for service opportunities and events. Schools are also currently building blinds and will be completing their projects in May. Be sure to let us know if you would like one of these amazing blinds for your property! Also, the 2019 Buddy Bass Tournament in Arkansas is just around the corner. Let us know if you would like to host a veteran on your boat.
Operation Open Season would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s raffle! We had a fantastic year and your contributions made it possible for 28 local veterans to enjoy a great 2017 hunting season. Congratulations to all our winners!
October Kim Bennett, Arkansas
November Lloyed Anders, Oklahoma
December Gene Mills, Arkansas
Get your raffle ticket now for the Cabela’s Ultimate Sportsman Package supporting Operation Open Season. Register Now!
Each month one lucky winner will receive a sportsman package from Cabela’s worth up to $1000.00 per drawing. Please register below for your chance to win! Winning tickets will be selected on the 22nd of each month. Winners will be announced on the OperationOpenSeason.com/Events tab on the 22nd of each month! Keep your ticket handy, because your number is good till December 22nd!
Click here to register for the Operation Open Season Ultimate Sportsman Package: BUY Ticket!
OPERATION OPEN SEASON BIG BUCK CHAMPIONSHIP
To enter the Big Buck Championship you will need to purchase a minimum $20 Raffle ticket for the Cabela’s Ultimate Sportsman Package before November 11th. You will need to acknowledge your participation at the same time you purchase your raffle ticket. You’ll find the Big Buck Championship tab under the raffle ticket purchasing tabs. The Operation Open Season Big Buck Championship will highlight this year’s top 3 scoring bucks. The top 3 scoring bucks will be announced on December 22nd. Prize money will be split between Operation Open Season and the top 3 winners! 50% of the prize money will be awarded to the top three winners as follows:
1st Place – 70% of Prize money
2nd place – 20% of Prize Money
3rd Place – 10% of Prize Money
The top 3 winners will also receive a $500.00 gift card to Cabela’s & Operation Open Season Big Buck Championship Trophy!
Operation Open Season is a volunteer based organization so 100% of all proceeds from this raffle go to support Operation Open Season’s effort to host hunting opportunities for our local wounded heroes!
Ultimate Sportsman Raffle from Cabela’s August Package. SPORT FISHING PACKAGE
The first drawing is AUGUST 22nd for the SPORT FISHING PACKAGE! This Package is valued at $895.00. If you fishing is not your thing, you can always elect to receive a $500.00 gift card to Cabela’s which can be used in any department you’d like. Remember, KEEP YOUR TICKET, it’s good for 5 MONTHS worth of raffle drawings!Cabela’s designed a great fishing package for the August drawing! Package includes the following:
Guideware Long Sleeve Jersey with 4MOST UPF, 4MOST INHIBIT and cooler, Guideware Flatcap Hat, Deluxe Folding Fish Station, Tourney Trail Casting Rod, Verano Baitcasting Reel, PolarCap Equalizer 25qt Cooler, and the Vera Tuff Tackle Bag!
For SEPTEMBER, Cabela’s will be assembling a BOW HUNTING PACKAGE! Package will include a top of the line Fortitude Compound Bow, full camo, tree stand, and much more!
Watch our latest video of the Operation Open Season & Project Red Friday event with guest speaker Kris Paronto.
Black Hills Build-A-Thon Fall 2017
Schools from around the area are currently working on designs for handicap accessible hunting blinds to be placed in the field in support of Operation Open Season. Meeks lumber and Black Hills Energy sponsors local schools to help encourage building programs and other trade related curriculum. We would like to extend our congratulations to Zack Hill and the West Fork high school team for winning the 2016 Build-A-Thon! Great design that will serve our country’s heroes for years to come!
Operation Open Season Land Management and Hunting Clinic.
Arkansas Game and Fish, the National Wild Turkey Foundation, and professional hunters from around the area will be on hand to talk about wildlife enhancement for your local hunting property, and provide wonderful hunting tips for bagging a wild turkey this season! Complementary hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at 11:30 with speakers starting at 12:00. Kris Paronto “tanto” will also be on hand signing his new book and answering questions about his part in the famous Benghazi attack! Kris will be speaking that night at 6:00. Video of Kris Paronto
1st Annual Buddy Bass Tournament
The Buddy Bass Tournament is in support of our local veterans. Anglers are encouraged to sign up now for this exciting tournament and be sure you have your “buddy veteran” in the boat! Prizes and complimentary refreshments are provided by Black Hills Energy. You can register now by visiting the Cross Church Outdoors website at CrossChurch.com
Black Hills Build-A-Thon Fall 2017
Schools from around the area are currently working on designs for handicap accessible hunting blinds to be placed in the field in support of Operation Open Season. Meeks lumber and Black Hills Energy sponsors local schools to help encourage building programs and other trade related curriculum.