(Riverton, Wyo.) – This year the Wyoming Game & Fish Department held two large raffle contests to give hunters a chance to obtain hard-to-get big game tags. Riverton’s Daniel Hauck has been announced as the winner of the wild bison tag through the Super Tag raffle.
Hauck was the lone Fremont County resident to win a tag in the raffle, and one of five Wyoming-ites to win. Get the complete list of winners here. Winners of the Super Tag and Super Tag Trifecta raffles will retain any preference points they may have accumulated. In addition, the five-year waiting period for moose and sheep and the once-in-a-lifetime restrictions on bison and mountain goat licenses will be waived.
The Super Tag Trifecta was a raffle for the winner’s choice of three big and trophy game species. That winner was Ben Carruthers of Tulsa, Okla.
Gov. Matt Mead’s Office reported this morning that raffles netted the WG&FD $665,000 in additional revenue through the sale of 50,266 tickets to people across the planet. The revenue will go to the department’s operating budget.
“The Governor and the Legislature provided great leadership and innovation in putting this raffle in place. Wyoming has world class wildlife resources and habitat. Managing those resources is becoming more complex and costly. This raffle helps fund responsible wildlife management, helps create access for hunters and anglers, and helps us to take care of important habitat,” Game and Fish Director Scott Talbott said in a news release.