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Wyoming Super Tag raises millions for state program

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Every year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) holds a Super Tag Raffle, which, since its inception in 2014, has raised more than $3.7 million for programs that benefit wildlife within Wyoming. Every year, raffle tags are sold for a chance at drawing one tag for either a bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mountain goat, wild bison, deer, antelope, mountain lion, gray wolf or black bear. If you’re really lucky, your name could be drawn for the Super Tag Trifecta; that winner can choose any three licenses from those available.

Funds raised through this raffle support a variety of programs, including the Wyoming mule deer initiative, hunter safety, law enforcement and tracking chronic wasting disease, according to Laramie Live. Every year, the raffle becomes more popular and last year’s revenue of $913,550 surpassed prior years.

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“Maintaining Wyoming’s world-class hunting is not getting any easier or less expensive. Current challenges facing wildlife managers, such as new wildlife diseases, invasive species, migration corridors, and others were not major concerns a generation ago,” said WGFD Deputy Director Scott Smith. “Additionally, the work of Game and Fish has expanded beyond managing game species to include species that are not hunted or fished as both habitat threats and Endangered Species Act listing petitions have increased.”

Interested in buying a raffle ticket? Tickets go on sale July 1, 2019 and cost $10 for Super Tag and $30 for the Super Tag Trifecta. Good luck!

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michael h. - posted 1 month ago on 02-21-2019 11:57:56 am
Tijeras, NM
goHUNT INSIDER

Seems like a great way to pump money into Game & Fish it'd be nice to see more states follow suit.

SETH D. - posted 2 months ago on 02-09-2019 07:07:51 am
Sunny New Mexico
goHUNT INSIDER

A few years ago, a guy drew a sheep tag and won a tag in the lottery and got to kill two rams in one year.

I don't think MOST raffles hurt anything, Wyoming doesn't raffle or auction off more than 15-30 total tags, nothing like Utah does.

Utah Game Management have whored out the entire hunting application process and made it a complete 180 from what the North American model is supposed to be all about. It is not about public hunting, on public land using public funds in Utah.

Non-residents win them all the time.

Dillon H. - posted 2 months ago on 02-07-2019 08:08:47 pm
Douglas, Wyoming
goHUNT INSIDER

It’s usually a nonresident that wins, not complaining, it’s just a numbers thing not very many people here. I wish they published the amount of tickets purchased for each species, I’ve searched and found nothing.

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Matthew C. - posted 2 months ago on 02-07-2019 01:16:51 pm
Sweet home alabama
goHUNT INSIDER

Does anyone know if a nonresident has ever won?