Today, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced the ten 2016 winners of the Wyoming Super Tag raffles. The Super Tag raffles were created by Governor Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature in 2013 to provide hunters additional opportunities to obtain difficult to draw hunting licenses and to raise money for wildlife management in Wyoming. Through the Super Tag program, separate raffles are held for bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goat, elk, wild bison, deer, antelope, black bear and mountain lion licenses. Additionally, the Super Tag Trifecta allows one winner to choose any three licenses among those offered.

The Trifecta opportunity is considered one of the ultimate hunting opportunities in the West. This year the winner of that raffle along with the bighorn sheep and mountain goat winners receive a gear package from KUIU.

The 2016 winners are:

Super Tag Trifecta- Russell Elms
Antelope- Shawn Taroli
Deer- Eldon Rizzi
Elk- Erik Olberg
Bighorn Sheep-Jeffrey Campagna
Black Bear- Randolph Funk
Moose- John Lind
Mountain Goat- Tanner Winters
Mountain Lion- Craig Fitzkee
Wild Bison- Curtis Fish

This is the third year of the Wyoming Super Tag raffle, which raised $664,170 for wildlife management. In 2016, a total of 51,445 raffle tickets were sold, an increase from last year.

Super Tag winners are able to hunt any open area for the species for which they are selected. Restrictions apply to bighorn sheep and moose in areas with fewer than eight and ten licenses respectively. Additionally, the five-year waiting period before re-applying for bighorn sheep and moose licenses and the once-in-a-lifetime restriction for bison and mountain goat licenses are waived. Winners retain all preference points they have accumulated for the species for which they have been selected.