PHOENIX, Ariz. -(Ammoland.com)- Winners of the 12th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle were announced Thursday night at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters in Phoenix.
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, bison, 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 12-year history of the raffle, more than $6.1 million has been raised for wildlife and wildlife management in Arizona. This year’s event generated a record $673,600, topping $633,750 in 2016.
The 2017 winners:
- Bighorn sheep: John Donovan, Phoenix, Ariz.
- Black bear: Peter Migale, Novato, Calif.
- Bison: Larry Lunsford, Carlsbad, N.M.
- Elk: Martin Lindstrand, Damascus, Ore.
- Javelina: Norman Unruh, Saragosa, Texas.
- Mountain lion: Stephen Todd, Chandler, Ariz.
- Mule deer: Roy Crouch, Artesia, N.M.
- Pronghorn: Robert Sherer, Great Falls, Mont.
- Turkey: Kent McClelland, Phoenix, Ariz.
- White-tailed deer: Ryan Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif.
- New Mexico elk hunt: David Knox, Lakeside, Ariz.
- Swarovski optics package: …Read the Rest