Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- 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.
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