Hunting 'super tags' to be offered

Dec 26, 2013 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is launching a new "super tag" raffle that will allow hunters in Wyoming to draw a license for any of 10 species in the hunt area of their choice.

The goal is to boost revenue for the department amid budget cuts.

Hunters who pay $10 will be entered for the chance to draw a super tag. Winners will be chosen for each of 10 species: elk, deer, antelope, moose, bighorn sheep, black bear, gray wolf, mountain goat, mountain lion and wild bison.

"The only other tags that offer those kinds of opportunities are the governor's and commissioner's tags," Game and Fish spokesman Alan Dubberley said. "Those tags can fetch anywhere from $9,000 to upwards of $100,000 to $200,000, depending on the organization that's auctioning it off. But now, for $10, a hunter could potentially win the elk license of their dreams."

Game and Fish also is introducing a "super tag trifecta." That raffle costs $30 to enter, and the winner will get to pick three licenses.

The first round of tags will be raffled off in early May.

Hunters will be able to buy as many super tag raffle tickets as they like through the Game and Fish website.

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