Arizona Big Game Super Raffle deadline is Sunday 7/13

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Arizona Big Game Super Raffle deadline is Sunday

7/9/08

Special hunt tags raise funds for wildlife conservation

PHOENIX, Arizona - Want a chance at a hunt of a lifetime, for as little as $5? The Arizona Big Game Super Raffle has nine special big game tags up for raffle to raise money for wildlife in Arizona. The deadline to purchase tickets is this Sunday, July 13 by 6 p.m. (Arizona time)

The big game tags up for raffle include one each for pronghorn antelope, black bear, buffalo, Coues whitetail, desert bighorn sheep, elk, javelina, mule deer, and turkey. In addition, there will be a Swarovski optics package raffled, which will pay for the administration costs of the Super Raffle.

Launched in 2006, by a consortium of sportsmen's / conservation groups in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, as a way to raise money for wildlife habitat work the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle returns all ticket proceeds to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Every dollar raised for each species will go directly toward the management of that particular species.

Last year's raffle raised $557,641.

Raffle tickets cost between $5 and $25, depending on species, and can only be purchased online at www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com. The site is a Authorize.Net verified merchant site and they accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.

The public drawing is Saturday, July 19 at 3:30 p.m. at El Zaribah Shrine, 552 N. 40th Street in Phoenix during the Arizona Antelope Foundation fundraising banquet.

Special big game tags are granted to qualifying nonprofit organizations, dedicated to wildlife conservation, by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission through a public application process each year per A.R.S. § 17-346 and R12-4-120.

Wildlife conservation and management of game animals by the Arizona Game and Fish Department is made possible by funding generated from the sale of hunting licenses, hunt permit-tags, and matching funds from federal excise taxes hunters pay on guns, ammunition and related equipment.

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFD's programs or activities, including employment practices, they may file a complaint with the Deputy Director, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, (602) 942-3000, or with the Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N. Fairfax Dr. Ste. 130, Arlington, VA 22203. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Deputy Director as listed above.


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