WYOMING – Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced winners for its Super Tag draw. The popular raffle generated $913,550 in sales this year for conservation—a win-win for both hunters and wildlife. The figure exceeded last year’s take of $$820,130.
The Super Tag program was created by Governor Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature in 2013. It gives hunters the opportunity to pursue the state’s game and trophy animals while raising money for wildlife management in Wyoming. The program has raised $3.7 million since its inception.
“Thank you, hunters, for supporting Wyoming’s wildlife,” said Game and Fish department director Scott Talbott. “Funds generated from Super Tag sales are a benefit hunters and wildlife alike. Super Tag sales contribute to the Game and Fish general fund that helps pay for projects like the Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative, big game migration corridor designations and chronic wasting disease monitoring.”
Twelve hunters received a call from WGFD informing each that they had won a 2018 Super Tag. Every year, ten raffle winners get a chance to hunt for bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goat, elk, wild bison, deer, pronghorn, black bear, grey wolf and mountain lion. One Super Tag Trifecta winner gets to choose any three of these hunts. The eleventh hunter is awarded a gear package with top-of-the-line hunting equipment and apparel.
This year, 70,145 tickets were sold across species, and 11 percent increase since last year. The winners of the trifecta, moose, mountain goat, wild bison, black bear, and mountain lion Super Tags all purchase just one ticket for these species. The elk winner purchased only two tickets.
- Super Tag Trifecta: William Fritz, Pennsylvania
- Pronghorn: Charles Monson, Jr., North Dakota
- Deer: Jared Gross, California
- Elk: John Byerly, Wyoming
- Bighorn Sheep: Jason Peatross, Utah
- Black Bear: Ronald Duke, Texas
- Grey Wolf: Blake Parks, Wyoming
- Moose: Ben Howard, Utah
- Mountain Goat: Kevin Kelleher, New Mexico
- Mountain Lion: Tom Ford, Wyoming
- Wild Bison: Justin Jayo, Idaho
- Ultimate Gear Package: Joseph Wallender, Texas
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