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Hunt Raffles

Do any of you enter hunting contests?  Some are free and others you have to buy a ticket.  I think I might try my luck next year.

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The only one that I donate my

The only one that I donate my money to is the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle.  It has all of Arizona's big game in it and if you manage to win a tag it is a 365 day hunt for most of the state.  There is also an optic package that can be won.  As far as the rest that I might be interested in you have to be a resident of that state to buy into it. 

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Some states have super tags

Some states have super tags and then other organizations have raffles for things like sheep hunts.  I think that is what I am interested in since I can't afford to pay for a sheep hunt outright.  Plus, it helps conservation. 

I'll have to see which ones I might try for next year. 

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I have entered into contests

I have entered into contests for rifles and the like at outdoor expos. I think I will be buying a ticket for the next sheep raffle. Might be the only way that I will ever get a tag! Probably better odds actually.

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About the only thing like

About the only thing like that I do is back in Vermont, the local weigh-in station has a "Buck pool".  You pay a couple of bucks and are entered.  They give away prizes for the biggest buck (weight), and then one for the "successful" hunters, and another to the "unsuccessful" hunters.  They are always guns, with a good rifle going tot he big deer, then they have a Muzzleloader and a .22 for the other 2 categories.  Never won in 25 years of hunting there though..... lol

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I saved for a long time for

I saved for a long time for the mountain goat hunt that i took and even if I had the funds probably wouldn't spend the money for it.  That is the reason I've thinking of DIY hunts with taking a chance on some hunt raffles.  i definitly will apply for a Kansas Elk tag next year.  it is a once in a lifetime tag, but if I draw I can do it myself and don't have to travel too far to hunt them.

I've seen sheep hunt raffles...these hunts cost 30 grand so I think I might buy a chance and who knows I might hit the jackpot for a few bucks.

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i was purusing another site

i was purusing another site and found this link about raffles.  Thought I'd share it here in case anyone is thinking of buying a ticket to win an expensive sheep hunt.

http://forums.wildsheep.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/718104372/m/193108225

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I enter them

I enter them.  There was one contest where the prize was a $100 ticket to go in a drawing to win a $10,000 african Safari including airfare.  I was blessed with winning the $100 entry ticket which let me dream for a month.  But I was not selected for teh big prize.  It sure was fun to dream though. 

Other than that - I guess putting my applications in for moose permits just about counts as buying a raffle ticket for a hunt doesn't it.  really not much difference and it sure fels liek a jackpot when you win!

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There are two raffles that I

There are two raffles that I have entered in the last couple of years. One is the Craig, Colorado Chamber of Commerce big game raffle.  The other is the Michigam DNR  Pure Michigan Hunt raffle.

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i'm a member or have been a

i'm a member or have been a member of Safari Club International, Mule Deer Foundation, North american wild turkey foundation and other.

regionally, they have an annual banquet which is usually a fancy dinner which you have to buy tickets for, and they hold gambling (the pay to play kind), raffles and auctions all going to conservation.

safari club in casper, wy usually had about 2 sheep tags, one by drawing and the other by auction. i always enetered the drawing.

there's tons of these drawings out there, and most of the tags for these raffles go to charitible foundations.

if you want a sheep tag, check out FOUNDATION FOR WILD SHEEP (formerly FNAWS) these guys can steer you in the right direction.

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