Super Tag raises $ 1.4 million for wildlife conservation in 2021


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – The Wyoming Super Tag raffle raised $ 1.4 million for conservation in 2021. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department program had another record year in ticket sales, bolstered by hunters vying for 11 chances to get a license for the state’s first big game and trophy.

Created by Governor Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature in 2013, the super tag The raffle offers hunters the opportunity to raise funds for wildlife management in Wyoming. This year, 111,606 tickets were sold, almost 9% more than last year. The program has raised over $ 7.6 million for key conservation issues since its inception.

“Thank you to the hunters for the continued and enthusiastic support of Wyoming’s wildlife,” said Glenn Pauley, who coordinates the Super Tag raffle for Game and Fish. “Super Tag’s revenues are used to support hunting and fishing programs that address Wyoming’s most pressing topics, such as the Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative, Chronic Wasting Disease, Reducing Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions, and inspiration for the next generation of conservationists. “

This fall, hunters will hunt bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goat, elk, bison, deer, American antelope, black bear, gray wolf and puma or a combination of three species of their choice with the Trifecta. A 12th winner received a set of gear with high-end hunting gear and clothing. The 2021 winners, determined by lottery, are:

  • Super Tag Trifecta: Wyatt Phillips, California
  • Pronghorn: Billy Luke, Texas
  • Deer: Michael Hansen, Utah
  • Elk: Augustine Gallo, California
  • Bighorn Sheep: David Marko, Kansas
  • Black bear: Tyrel Faber, Colorado
  • Gray wolf: Caleb Masters, Texas
  • Moose: Adam Flod, Pennsylvania
  • Mountain Goat: Mark Maki, North Dakota
  • Mountain Lion: Kevin Ciavarra, California
  • Wild Bison: Hayes Mire, Louisiana
  • Ultimate Gear Pack: Cody Arbuckle, California

Super Tag Trifecta, American Antelope, Elk, and Black Bear hunters bought only one ticket each to win.

Earning the Super Tag allows hunters to choose any open hunting area in the state, with some limitations depending on the availability of permits for moose, sheep, and bison. In addition, lifetime limits do not apply and hunters retain their preference points.

Thirteen outdoor businesses donated equipment worth $ 32,301 to support the Super Tag. These companies include: Gunwerks, First Lite, goHUNT, Weatherby, Swarovski Optik, Worldwide Trophy Adventures, Maven, HuntWise, Mathews Archery, Prime Archery, Stone Glacier, Meindl USA and Sig Sauer. The donated equipment prompted hunters to purchase tickets for the monthly raffles and the Ultimate Gear Package raffle. Tickets for the Super Tag 2022 raffle are on sale until July 1.

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