Every year, there are multiple states that offer big game raffle tags. These tags are another way for a hunter to get their name in a drawing each year. Most of these tags have extended seasons and are good statewide. If you are feeling lucky or you just want another chance at drawing a tag-of-a-lifetime, buying or applying for these raffle tags is a great opportunity. Money raised through the sale of tickets is used to help with wildlife management. If you have any questions about these raffle tags, give us a call at 435-865-1020.
If you are lucky enough to draw one of these great permits, you will be blessed with an almost statewide permit with a 365-day season. It doesn’t get much better than that! For more information, go to www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com.
• Desert Bighorn Sheep – $25
• Elk – $25
• Mule Deer – $25
• Bison – $20
• Antelope – $20
• Coues Deer – $10
• Turkey – $10
• Black Bear – $5
• Mountain Lion – $5
• Javelina – $5
Fundraising random drawing tags are available for special hunting opportunities for sheep, elk, deer, and antelope. Hunters may apply as many times as they wish for California’s most coveted hunting tags. For more information on California’s fundraising random draw tags, go to www.wildlife. ca.gov/licensing/hunting/fundraising. The location of the sheep and elk permits may change, and the fees will increase a few cents each year. The fees and locations listed are based off of 2020 information.
· Desert Bighorn Sheep (Marble/ Clipper and South Bristol Mountains) – $6.74
· Owens Valley Tule Elk – $6.74
· Open Zone Deer – $6.74
· Northeast Antelope – $6.74
Each year, Colorado issues auction and raffle permits to different organizations to generate revenue. Organizations retain up to 25% of the gross proceeds at the auctions to cover the cost and fund projects. The current organizations’ contracts will remain the same until 2021. For prices and location information, go to http://cpw.state.co.us/auctionrafflelicense.
• Rocky Mtn Bighorn Sheep (1 license)
• Moose (1 license)
• Mountain Goat (1 license) • Elk (2 licenses)
• Deer (2 licenses)
• Antelope (2 licenses)
Idaho offers two drawings for Super Hunts. For more information, go to https://idfg.idaho.gov/superhunt. You may purchase individual tickets for moose, elk, deer, and antelope or purchase the combo ticket for all four species. If you are looking for sheep, the bighorn sheep tag is offered through the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation. For more information, go to www.idahowildsheep.org.
• Bighorn Sheep – $20 (For 2021, the raffle sheep permit will not include the famed unit 11 Hells Canyon.)
• Super Hunt Combo (Moose, Elk, Deer, and Antelope) – $20
• Shiras Moose – $6
• Elk – $6
• Deer – $6
• Antelope – $6
Montana offers Super Tags for eight species, and for $5, you can purchase an unlimited number of chances. The Super Tag can be used in any Montana hunting district, including their trophy districts. For more information, go to http://fwp. mt.gov/hunting/licenses/all/supertag.html.
• Bighorn Sheep – $5
• Shiras Moose – $5
• Mountain Goat – $5
• Bison – $5
• Elk – $5
• Deer – $5
• Antelope – $5
• Mountain Lion – $5
Non-residents are eligible for two drawing options, and luckily, one of those is for an elk tag. Both options allow you to purchase as many entries as you would like. For more information on the drawings, go to http://outdoornebraska.gov/supertag/.
•Super Tag (Elk, Deer, Antelope, and Turkey) – $10
•Combo Lottery (Deer, Antelope, and Turkey) – $10
Nevada Silver State Tags
Silver State tags are Nevada’s version of drawn Governor tags. You apply in the standard application period, and you are charged a non-refundable application fee. You may only purchase one entry per species. You do not accumulate bonus points for the Silver State drawing. For more information on Silver State Tags, go to www.ndow.org/Hunt/Specialty_Tags/ Silver_State/.
• Elk – $29
• Desert Bighorn Sheep – $24
• Mule Deer – $24
• Antelope – $24
Nevada Dream Raffle Tags
You are allowed to purchase an unlimited amount of tickets for $5 plus a $0.75 processing fee. For Dream Raffle Tag information, go to www.ndow.org/Hunt/Specialty_Tags/ Dream_Tag/.
• Desert Bighorn Sheep – $5
• California Bighorn Sheep – $5
• Elk – $5
• Mule Deer – $5
• Antelope – $5
• Black Bear – $5
Partners in Wildlife (PIW)
PIW permits are optional to participate in. A person with a PIW tag may hunt any unit with an open season for the species they have a permit for. You may also hunt any season available on those units with the weapon authorized to be used for that season. Currently, Nevada only allows non-residents to apply for mule deer PIW permits. However, residents may apply for Desert bighorn sheep, California bighorn sheep, elk, deer, and antelope. For more information on PIW permits, go to http://www.ndow.org/Hunt/Specialty_ Tags/Partnership_in_Wildlife/.
• Mule Deer – $10
Each year, New Mexico gives enhancement licenses to different organizations to either auction or raffle off. Each drawing is completed by a different organization, so prices and deadlines will differ. Once the organizations are identified, the information on prices and locations will be updated at www.wildlife.state. nm.us/hunting/applications-and-draw- information/enhancement-hunts/.
• Desert Bighorn Sheep
• Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep • Elk
• Gould’s Turkey
North Dakota recently adopted raffle permits. The names of the organizations that will have the permits will be released in late January after North Dakota conducts their lottery in early January. For more information on where the permits were delegated, contact North Dakota Fish and Game. Permits are available statewide in any open unit with respect to season dates and weapon.
• Whitetail Deer
Oregon allows you to purchase multiple packages for their drawings. The more packages you purchase, the cheaper the rate per package will be. For deer and elk, you are allowed to purchase statewide and regional packages as well as a deer and elk combo package. For more information on rules and deadlines, go to https://myodfw.com/articles/big-game- raffle-and-auction-hunts.
• Bighorn Sheep – $11.50 each
• Mountain Goat – $11.50 each
• Deer and Elk (Statewide) – $11.50 each
• Antelope – $11.50 each
• Elk (Central/Southeast) – $6.50
• Elk (Northeast) – $6.50
• Elk (Statewide) – $6.50
• Elk (Western) – $6.50
• Deer (Central) – $4.50
• Deer (Northeast) – $4.50
• Deer (Southeast) – $4.50
• Deer (Statewide) – $4.50
The Keystone Elk Country Alliance raffles off an elk tag each year in August. This coveted tag comes with a six-day guided hunt for the 56-day hunting season. For more information, go to www.experienceelkcountry.com/elktag.
• Elk – $25
Texas offers a raffle opportunity outside of the public draw for some guided packages. All hunts are $9 per chance to apply online with a $5 transaction fee. For more information on all of the Big Time Texas Hunts, go to http://tpwd. texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/btth/ index.phtml.
• Grand Slam (Desert Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, and Antelope) – $9
• Ultimate Mule Deer – $9
• Premium Whitetail Buck Hunt – $9
• Whitetail Bonanza – $9
• Nilgai Antelope – $9
• Exotic Safari (Gemsbok, Scimitar- Horned Oryx, Waterbuck or Axis Deer) – $9
• Gator Hunt – $9
• Wild Hog Adventure – $9
In years past, to be included in the 200 raffle permits you would need to validate your entry in person at the Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City. For 2021, this will not be the case. In person validation will not be required, but be prepared to travel back to the expo for 2022. If you are looking to apply, you must have a valid Utah hunting license, which is $72 for non-residents. There are 200 permits available for $5 per entry. Each hunt is unit/season specific. Statewide, Governor-type raffle permits are allocated through the annual sportsmen’s drawing for residents only. For more information, go to https://huntexpo.com/.
Raffle tickets are no longer available to purchase online or over the telephone, you must purchase them in person. Visit https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/special- hunts/raffles to view all available permits.
• Bighorn Sheep – $11.50
• Shiras Moose – $6
• Mountain Goat – $6
• Elk – $6
• Deer – $6
• Three Species – $17
• Four Species – $22.50
In addition to the raffles listed above, one raffle ticket is provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to the Washington Wild Sheep Foundation for a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep tag every year. For more information, go to www.washingtonwsf.org.
• Bighorn Sheep – $20
Super Tag tickets are $10 each per species or $30 for a Trifecta Ticket (any three species). For more information on Wyoming Super Tags or to purchase raffle tickets, go to https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Super-Tag.
• Bighorn Sheep
• Shiras Moose
• Mountain Goat
• Deer (Mule Deer or Whitetail) • Antelope
• Black Bear
• Mountain Lion
Huntin’ Fool’s License Application Service
If you would like to participate in any of these raffles but don’t want to do it yourself, give our License Application Service a call at 435-865-1020. Our price is $10 per drawing, regardless of the number of tickets you are purchasing.
|State||Hunting License Required?||Species Permit Required?||Hunt Dates||Odds Published?||Additional Online Information|
|Arizona||No||No||365 days, Aug 15-Aug 14||Yes||https://arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com/2020-results/
|California||Yes, if drawn||No||Varies by species||Yes||www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/hunting/fundraising|
|Colorado||No||No||Varies by species||Multiple organizations, so draw odds vary||http://cpw.state.co.us/auctionrafflelicense|
|Idaho||Yes, if drawn||No||Established season dates||Yes||https://idfg.idaho.gov/superhunt/odds|
|Montana||No||No||Established season dates||Not currently, but odds are available upon request from representatives at Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks||http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licenses/all/supertag.html|
|Nebraska||Yes, if drawn (requires a $25 habitat stamp)||No||Established season dates||Not currently, but odds are available upon request from representatives at Nebraska Game and Parks||http://outdoornebraska.gov/supertag/|
|Nevada Silver State Tag||Yes, if drawn||Yes||Aug 1-Dec 31, with the exception of sheep in certain units||Yes||www.ndow.org/Hunt/Resources/Statistics_and_Draw_Odds/|
|Nevada Dream Tag||Yes, if drawn||Yes||In compliance with the season dates set by the Wildlife Commission for each species||No||N/A|
|Nevada PIW||Yes, if drawn||Yes||Any open unit with respect to season dates and weapon||Yes||www.ndow.org/Hunt/Resources/Statistics_and_Draw_Odds/|
|New Mexico||Yes, if drawn||Yes||Varies by species||Multiple organizations, so draw odds vary||www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/applications-and-draw-information/enhancement-hunts/|
|North Dakota||Yes, if drawn||Yes
(requires a $2 non-resident certificate)
|Any open unit with respect to season dates and weapon||Multiple organizations, so draw odds vary||N/A|
|Oregon||Yes, if drawn||No||Extended, established season dates||Yes||https://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/hunting/auctions_raffles/past_raffle.asp|
|Pennsylvania||Yes, if drawn||Yes||Extended, established season dates||No||https://experienceelkcountry.com/banquets/auctions-and-raffles/|
|Texas||Yes, if drawn||No||Established season dates||Not currently, but odds are available upon request from Big Time Texas Hunts||N/A|
|Utah||Yes||Yes||Established season dates||Yes||https://huntexpo.com/permits/|
|Washington||No||No||Varies by species||Yes||https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/special-hunts/raffles
|Wyoming||No||Yes||Established season dates||No||N/A|