In 2011, Trumpeter Swans successfully nested and fledged cygnets in the Blackfoot Watershed for perhaps the first time in nearly two centuries. The Blackfoot Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program is a collaborative effort of private landowners, local schools, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Wyoming Wetlands Society, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Montana Wetlands Legacy, and Blackfoot Challenge. The Program includes the release of swans each year in the watershed, the monitoring of the growing swan population, and education through the Adopt-A-Swan Program.

We are raffling a chance to release a swan at the next release on May 16, 2013 near Ovando. Proceeds benefit the Swan Restoration Program and the Blackfoot Challenge Education Program.

Raffle tickets sell for $20 each and include Breakfast at the Ovando School – 7:30am, May 16th.

Drawing at the release at 9 AM
Jones Lake on the Rolling Stone Ranch, Ovando
Winner must be present to release!

To purchase Raffle Tickets click HERE (please note “Swan Raffle” in the dedication line) or send personal checks to: Blackfoot Challenge – PO Box 103, Ovando, MT 59854

RSVP for breakfast by May 14th by contacting Deb at: 793-3900 or Meet us at Trixi’s Bar on Hwy 200 at 8:30 to catch a ride to the release site.

Trumpeter Swan Release Event