Who is the AZ Big Game Super Raffle?
The AZBGSR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was launched by a volunteer group of sportsmen and women in 2006 as a way to raise substantial money for wildlife habitat work in Arizona. The Arizona tags that are raffled off are granted to the AZBGSR by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission through their Special Big Game Tag program.
What is the Raffle For?
The AZ Special (Commissioner) Tags are designed to earn money for wildlife and wildlife management in Arizona. Every dollar raised for each species by the raffle of these special big game tags is returned to the Arizona Game and Fish Department and managed by the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee (AHPC) for that particular species. With input from local habitat partners across the state, as well as the input from the organizations involved with the fund raising, they collectively determine which projects will provide the most benefit to each species represented. Read more about the program in a May 2017 article HERE
Operating costs are covered entirely by sales of the Optics Raffle, New Mexico Elk Hunt and Alaska Dream Hunt tickets as well as contributions from the sponsoring organizations. The management of the raffle is overseen by a volunteer board of directors.
Why are these tags so special?
There are very few limitations on hunting areas and the prices for each ticket have been set to give every hunter in the world an opportunity to win a true hunt of a lifetime. Prices range from $5-25 each.
Arizona offers some of the best trophy opportunities in North America for each of these species. A quick review of the both the B&C and P&Y record book will confirm this. (Click for B&Cand P&Y websites). If you are after a truly huge mule deer, elk, antelope, Coues deer, desert bighorn sheep, or buffalo, then Arizona is where you need to be. The only huntable population of Gould’s turkeys in the United States exists in Southern Arizona and can be hunted with this tag.
When is the drawing?
The Paws & Claws drawing will take place December 7, 2020, time and place TBA.
The main drawing will take place July 21, 2021, time and place to be determined.