Financial demands for wildlife conservation continue to grow as new challenges emerge. Chronic wasting disease, hunter recruitment, and invasive species were not major issues a generation ago.
Hunters have stepped up and have made huge contributions to addressing these problems through their support of the Wyoming Super Tag hunting license raffles. The Wyoming Super Tag has raised over $4.6 million for wildlife conservation and big game management in Wyoming since its establishment in 2014. Over $1.14 million was raised in 2019 alone.
The Super Tag raffle includes ten license drawings, one each for bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mountain goat, wild bison, deer, antelope, mountain lion, grey wolf, and black bear. For the separate Super Tag Trifecta raffle, one winner chooses any three species from those offered. Raffle winners are able to hunt any open area for the species selected except for moose and bison (areas with 10 or fewer licenses are restricted) and bighorn sheep (areas with 8 or fewer licenses are restricted).
The hunting industry has also contributed. Every time a hunter purchases five or more Super Tag tickets or two or more Trifecta tickets they are entered into a raffle to win over $16,000 worth of gear from First Lite, Weatherby, Swarovski Optik, Maven, Hoyt, Stone Glacier, Gunwerks, Meindl USA, and HuntWise. Additionally, hunters who purchase Super Tag tickets in June are also automatically entered into win a Christensen Arms Mesa rifle with a Crimson Trace scope provided by Wyoming Sportsman’s Warehouse stores.
The deadline to purchase Super Tag tickets is July 1, 2020. Super Tag ticket are $10, Trifecta tickets $30. Tickets can be only purchased on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s website.