Wyoming Preference Points

 

 

Wyoming Game and Fish is currently accepting applications for Preference Points for antelope, deer, elk, moose, and sheep.

 

Generally, the applicants with the most Preference Points are the ones who get drawn on the limited licenses, so you it’s highly recommended to maintain Preference Points in states if they are offered.

 

If you did not already apply for a Wyoming license and pay the Preference Point fee up front, you can apply for Preference Points now between July 1 and September 30.

 

Antelope = $30

Deer = $40

Elk = $50

Moose = $75

Sheep = $100

 

Get all the information needed and apply here.

 

Arizona Big Game Super Raffle July 12

 

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PHOENIX – You still have a chance to win one of the nation’s most prestigious hunts — the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle deadline for 2009 has been extended to July 12.

Here’s your chance to win one of Arizona’s 10 top hunts, while also contributing to wildlife conservation. It’s a win-win for everyone. But Super Raffle mail orders must be received by July 12 and online orders will be accepted at the Arizona Gig Game Super Raffle Web site until 10 p.m. July 12.

The big game tags available in the raffle are for 365 days of hunting almost anywhere in the state during the 2009-2010 hunting season, and ticket prices range from $5 to $25. Raffle tickets are offered for the following species:

 

  • Elk
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep
  • Buffalo
  • Antelope
  • Turkey (Merriam’s or Goulds)
  • Coues Whitetail
  • Mule Deer
  • Javelina
  • Black Bear
  • Mountain Lion

You can also get tickets for the incredible “Swarovski Optics Package” (This package will include the 15×56 SLC binoculars, 10×42 El binoculars, STS-80 spotting scope, Swarovski Rangefinder and 4x12x50 rifle scope) valued at more than $5,000. The money raised from the optics package is used to defray the costs of the raffle itself. All the money raised from the hunt raffle tickets goes directly to wildlife management efforts.

Arizona offers some of the best trophy opportunities in North America for each of these species.  A quick review of both the Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young record books will confirm this.  (Click for B&C and 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 the raffled turkey tag.

Remember, hunters are the original conservationists and have financed most of the wildlife conservation efforts in the United States for the past century. This raffle is just another creative way to raise money for these remarkable conservation efforts. It’s a proud and successful heritage.

For more information visit http://www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com/.

 

Get your pronghorn groove on!

FMP BowCastTrophies West.Last year Sean Degrey who is a guide from Trophies West outfitter did an “Antelope Trilogy” with BowCast. If you haven’t listened to the trilogy, you can learn how to effectively hunt trophy antelope.

As part of the trilogy, Trophies West offered all BowCasters to hunt trophy pronghorn in Montana – 5 Day hunt for $999! 

 

Right now, if you contact Trophies West or Sean (sdegrey@gmail.com) and mention BowCast, you can book a 5 day hunt for only $899! This can be for either the 2009 or 2010 hunting seasons.

I would love to do a little speed goat hunting, if only I could turn that into a family vacation!

Read the full article here.