WYOMING — The Wyoming Super Tag hunts have built up a reputation that many hunters dream of, with the chance to draw one of the 10 premier licenses in the Cowboy state.
The deadline to buy tickets for this hunt is Jan. 31 at midnight. Created by Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature in 2013, the Super Tag raffle provides hunters opportunities for hunting licenses and raises money for wildlife management in Wyoming.
According to Wyoming Fish and Game (WFGD), hunters who purchase a Super Tag raffle ticket during the month of January will be entered into a drawing to win a spotting scope donated by Big Sauer. The Super Tag raffle includes 10 license drawings, one drawing for each of the following species: bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mountain goat, wild bison, deer, antelope, mountain lion, gray wolf and black bear. The Super Tag Trifecta is one drawing and the winner chooses any three licenses from those offered. Super Tag tickets are $10 each and Trifecta tickets are $30.
Super Tag license raffle winners have the opportunity to purchase a license to hunt any open area for the species selected, with some exceptions for moose, wild bison and bighorn sheep. Winners also retain all preference points they have accumulated and mandatory waiting periods for sheep and moose licenses and the once-in-a-lifetime restrictions for bull bison and mountain goat licenses are waived.
According to WGFD since 2014, the Super Tag raffle has raised more than $9.2 million for big game management and wildlife conservation in Wyoming. Last year 124,602 tickets were sold, which amounted to over $1.6 million for important wildlife projects.