PHOENIX – There’s still time – but it’s quickly running out – to enter the 12th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission annually 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, bison, turkey, bear, javelina and mountain lion.
Raffle tickets then are made available for $5 to $25 each, depending on species, and can be ordered online at http://www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com/online_order_2017.html. There is no limit on how many raffle tickets can be ordered. The deadline is 10 p.m. (Arizona time) Sunday, July 9.
The names of the winners will be drawn at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at department headquarters (Quail Room), 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix. The drawing will be webcast at https://livestream.com/azgameandfish/abgsr. 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.
Winners will be permitted to hunt for 365 days between Aug. 15, 2017 and Aug. 14, 2018, in most game management units statewide.
For more information, visit http://arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com.