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Frequently Asked Questions

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ABOUT THE RAFFLE:
Who is sponsoring this raffle? 
Where does the money go?
How are the expenses of the raffle being covered? 

ABOUT TICKET SALES:
When can I expect to receive my tickets?
Will I receive a receipt or confirmation? 
When is the deadline for ordering?
Are there any refunds?
Is there a limit on the number of tickets that will be sold?
 
Is there any limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase?
 

WHO CAN ENTER/WIN:
I don’t live in Arizona.  Can I enter the drawing? 
If I have already taken a Sheep or Buffalo in Arizona, can I enter to win one of these in this raffle?
Can one person win more than one of the hunts?
Can one person win more than one of the Buy Early, Buy Often, Win Big online incentive raffle prizes?

ABOUT THE HUNT:
Is the hunt guided? 
When is the hunting season? 
Where can I hunt?

IF I WIN:
Do I need to purchase a hunting license?
If I win a raffle tag can I sell it?    
If I win a raffle tag, can I transfer it to someone else?
 
If I win a raffle tag will it impact my Bonus Points in Arizona’s regular draw?
If I win a raffle tag does this impact my ability to apply for and hunt that species in Arizona’s regular draw? 
Does the Arizona “Once in a Lifetime” bag limit on Buffalo or Desert Bighorn Sheep affect my ability to win a raffle tag or hunt these species in the regular draw? 

ABOUT THE DRAWING:
When and where will the drawing be held?
Do I need to be present at the drawing to win?
If I win, how will I know?
If I don’t win, will I get my money back?
 

Who is sponsoring this raffle?  The AZ Game & Fish Commission awarded 10 Special Big Game Tags to the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle (AZBGSR) for the purpose of conducting this raffle.   The AZBGSR is a  non-profit organization.  A volunteer Board of Directors made up of representatives from  sponsoring organizations oversees the operation of the raffle.     Click here to see a complete list of these organizations.

Where does the money go?  These Special Tags were created to earn money for wildlife and wildlife management.  All the money collected per species will be spent for that species by statute.

Does all the money stay in Arizona?  Yes.

How are the expenses of the raffle being covered?  No administrative costs will be taken from the Special Tags raffle ticket sales. Ticket sales from optional raffles such as an optics package, incentive hunt package, as well as contributions from each of the sponsoring organizations will cover costs for publicity, printing, postage, processing, etc. All the time spent by the Board of Directors organizing and conducting the raffle is being done on a volunteer basis.

When can I expect to receive my tickets? You will not receive tickets .  All ticket orders are processed by an independent professional accounting service and tickets are computer generated with your name, address, city, state, zip, and phone number and the species/item that you have purchased a ticket(s) for.  These tickets will be placed into separate raffle barrels at the time of the public drawing.  If you purchase more than one item they will all be computer generated prior to the drawing. 

Will I receive a receipt or confirmation? Your receipt is your canceled check, credit card statement, or online sales receipt.

When is the deadline for ordering? Mail orders must be RECEIVED at our PO Box by July 7, 2017.  Online orders will be accepted until 10:00 pm (Arizona) on July 9, 2017.

Are there any refunds?  NO - all sales are final.

Is there a limit on the number of tickets that will be sold?   No.  The more tickets sold, the more money generated for wildlife management.

Is there any limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase? No

I don’t live in Arizona.  Can I enter the drawing?   Yes, non-residents may apply.  This includes residents outside the United States, provided you pay in U.S. funds. 

If I have already taken a Sheep or Buffalo in Arizona, can I enter to win one of these in this raffle?  Yes.  The Special Raffle Tags are not governed by yearly or lifetime bag limits.

Can one person win more than one of the hunts?  Yes.  If you are lucky enough, you could win them all.

Can one person win more than one of the Buy Early, Buy Often, Win Big online incentive raffle prizes?  No, you can only 1 win one of the 31 incentive prizes.

If I win a raffle tag is the hunt guided?  No. You may hunt on your own, or choose to hire a guide to help you on your hunt.  No guide service will be provided. (Rule applies to the Arizona tags, not the New Mexico Incentive Elk Hunt)

When is the Season?  The Season Dates for all Arizona tags in the Raffle begin on August 15, 2017 and end on August 14, 2018.

If I win a raffle tag, where can I hunt? You can hunt statewide, with some exceptionsHunt units for each species are specified in Arizona Game & Fish Commission Order 29.  Please refer to our Rules page for more specific information about Commission Order 29 and where you can hunt.

If I win a raffle tag, do I need to purchase a hunting license?  No.  You will not need to purchase an Arizona Hunting License.  You will receive a license to hunt for the species you won.

If I win a tag can I sell it?  NO

If I win a raffle tag, can I transfer it to someone else?   Yes, with some restrictions.  Upon notification of winning a tag, you can request the tag be issued in someone else’s name.   Once the tag is issued, there are only two ways the tag can be transferred per AZ Game & Fish Commission Rules:
     1. Compassionate Transfer
     2. Transferred to a Minor child or grandchild of the person the tag was issued to 
For more information on tag transfer visit the AZ Game & Fish Website HERE

If I win a raffle tag will it impact my Bonus Points in Arizona’s regular draw?  No.  The Special Raffle Tags are separate from the regular Spring & Fall Draw. Your Bonus Points will not be affected by winning a tag in the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle.

If I win a raffle tag does this impact my ability to hunt that species in Arizona’s regular draw, if I draw a tag?  No.  The Special Raffle Tags are separate from the regular Spring & Fall Draw.  Theoretically, you could win a raffle tag and be drawn in the regular draw for the same species.  If that happened, you could harvest two animals of that species in the same year.

Since Arizona has a “Once in a Lifetime” bag limit on Buffalo and Desert Bighorn Sheep, will winning a raffle tag prevent me from drawing a Sheep or Buffalo tag in the future? No.  The Special Raffle Tags are not governed by yearly or lifetime bag limits.

When and where will the drawing be held?   A public drawing for the 10 AZ Big Game Species, the Swarovski Optics Package, and New Mexico Elk Hunt will take place July 20, 2017 at the AZ Game & Fish Headquarters. More info HERE.  The Buy Early, Buy Often, Win Big online incentive drawings will be conducted electronically on or before the 5th of the month and announced on this website.

Do I need to be present at the drawing to win? No. 

If I win, how will I know?  Winners will be contacted by phone during and immediately following the public drawing.  A list of winners names along with their city & state will also published on this website as soon as possible following the drawing.

If I don’t win, will I get my money back? No.  This raffle is separate from the regular Spring and Fall Draws and deals with a fundraiser for the Commission’s Special Tags.  If you are not drawn, you will not receive a refund.  All sales final - no refunds.

If your questions have not been answered, please send us an email at winbiginaz@arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com.

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