Deadline Near To Enter Arizona Big Game Super Raffle
July 1, 2015
PHOENIX – How would you like to hunt any of Arizona's 10 big game species for 365 days almost anywhere in the state?
Then enter the 10th annual “Arizona Big Game Super Raffle,” where a hunter truly can win the hunt of a lifetime. But hurry! The deadline to order raffle tickets online is 10 p.m. (MST) Sunday, July 12.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission awards the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle a total of 10 Special Big Game Tags, one for each of the state’s big game species -- bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope, buffalo, turkey, bear, javelina and mountain lion. Winners will be permitted to hunt between Aug. 15, 2015 and Aug. 14, 2016, in most game management units statewide.
Raffle tickets are $5 to $25 each, depending on species, and can be ordered online at http://www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com. There is no limit on how many raffle tickets can be ordered.
The names of the winners will be drawn at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, during the Sportsmen’s Open Forum at department headquarters (Quail Room), 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix. The drawing will be webcast at http://www.azgfd.gov/video/LiveStreamingVideo.shtml. Winners do not need to be present. Winners will be contacted by phone.
The raffle is conducted by a nonprofit entity to raise money for wildlife conservation efforts. A volunteer board of directors, comprised of representatives from sponsoring organizations, oversees the operation of the raffle. Every dollar raised for each species through the raffle is returned to the department and managed by the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee (AHPC) for that particular species. With input from local habitat partners across the state and sponsoring organizations involved in the fundraising, project priorities are determined that will provide the most benefit to each species.
For more information, visit http://www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com.