Posted July 28, 2015 9:15 pm by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

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Arizona Big Game Super Raffle nets record $598,400 for wildlife
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona -( Winners of the 10th annual “Arizona Big Game Super Raffle” were announced Thursday night during a Sportsmen’s Open Forum at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters.

The prizes included 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 antelope, buffalo, turkey, bear, javelina and mountain lion.

Arizona Big Game Super Raffle

The permit-tags were awarded by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Raffle tickets ranged from $5 to $25, depending on the species. A New Mexico elk hunt and Swarovski optics package also were raffled.

In the 10-year history of the raffle, almost $5 million has been raised for wildlife and wildlife management in Arizona. This year’s event generated a record $598,400, topping $557,320 in 2007.

The 2015 winners:

  • Bighorn sheep: Frank Aego, Princeton, Calif.
  • Black bear: Alan Lewis, Mesa, Ariz.
  • Buffalo: Harold Fahrenbrook, Golden, Colo.
  • Elk: Steve Holten, Pelican Rapids, Minn.
  • Javelina: Shane Dale, North Manchester, Ind.
  • Mountain lion: McCalvin Freeman, Airmont, N. Y.
  • Mule deer: William Penn, Deming, N.M.
  • Pronghorn antelope: …read more

    Source:: AmmoLand

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