The Wyoming Super Tag Raffle raised $1.6 million for wildlife in 2022. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s program saw record-breaking amounts of ticket sales this year. Hunters were vying for eleven chances to get one of the state’s most premier hunting permits.
The Super Tag raffle was created by Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming legislature in 2013. The program was created with two main goals in mind. Firstly, Matt Mead wanted to create additional hunter opportunities. Secondly, the legislature was looking to generate more funds for wildlife.
This year 124,602 tickets were sold. This is a 1.5% increase compared to 2021. Since 2013, the program has raised more than $9.2 million for wildlife in the state. This year, the program shortened the application timeline to seven months. In years past that timeline had been twelve months. Despite the shortened application timeline, ticket sales were still able to break the record, which is quite impressive.
“Thank you hunters for the ongoing and enthusiastic support for Wyoming’s wildlife. Super Tag revenue goes to support Game and Fish programs that address Wyoming’s top issues for wildlife — like funding Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative projects, chronic wasting disease management, reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions, and inspiring the next generation of conservationists.” – Brian Nesvik, Director of Game and Fish
During a recent press release, the winners of the eleven permits were announced as well and hunters from across the country are represented well in the winner’s list. The following section will be a list of the winners:
Super Tag Winners
- Super Tag Trifecta: James Kozisek, Wyoming
- Deer: Kevin Rembert, Texas
- Elk: Marius Maree, Oklahoma
- Bighorn sheep: Albert Betteridge, Connecticut
- Moose: Justin Novinska, Wisconsin
- Mountain goat: Carl D. Phillips, Washington
- Wild bison: Keith Reau, Wyoming
- Mountain lion: Hannah Lockhard, Arkansas
- Gray wolf: Shane Campbell, Oregon
- Black bear: Tyler Hanson, Indiana
- Antelope: Lance Bethke, Idaho
Likewise, winners of the Super Tag raffle are able to choose any open hunt area in the state for the species they are hunting. Furthermore, lifetime limits and waiting periods do not apply and hunters keep their preference points. You can also read more about the Wyoming Super Tag by clicking here.
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So, what are your thoughts on the Super Tag raffle? Have you been one of the winners? Let us know in the comments!