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    Raffles / Tags?

    What's your view on buying a raffle ticket for a big game tag?




    I've bought a ticket here and there in the past, for certain states/species.

    It certainly would add up if I played all the states with raffles/tags, seems like lately these tickets are getting more $$. For a 1 in 1000 chance at a bighorn sheep or something I'd consider throwing in $10, but I'm starting to think just save my cash and play the points game.

    Also some of these states allow a hunter to buy as many tickets as they want...


    It would be interesting to see if a person were to buy 1 ticket for every specie/raffle out west, even if just through the official state sponsored tag/raffles, what it would add up to.

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    It is still a rich mans game with the no limit on number of tickets. But still better than a governers tag in my opinion as there is a lot of money brought in and the average hunter actually has a small chance to win a premium tag

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    I don't buy too many, but when I do I really look at where the $$$ is going. I usually buy RMEF tickets for hunts, guns, etc and Ducks unlimited. which are usually just guns, etc. I have been buying Wyoming Wildlife tickets every year too. I have won a couple of guns thru the years, but never a hunt.
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    I usually buy one or two for a couple different species in a couple states just to have my name in the hat. Don't ever get my hopes up about winning but somebody has to win right?
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    I buy 1 here and there. Someone has to draw! Like CC said it usually depends more on what the money is going to then the tag its self.
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    Same here Cowboy. RMEF and the DU and now Wyoming's new raffle ticket plan for additional G&F funding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I buy 1 here and there. Someone has to draw! Like CC said it usually depends more on what the money is going to then the tag its self.
    Same here.
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    I've never bought one, and don't plan to. I am probably already buying too many points than I can spend just on the regular draws. And those are hard enough to draw alone.

    One nice thing for me is I got myself into the situation where I am now basically guaranteed at least one premium tag per year through 2019 via preference systems, barring expanded auction tag thefts or outfitter welfare. Sitting with a target on my back. So I really don't need anything a snowball's chance in hell raffle has to offer.
    Last edited by Zim; 04-21-2014 at 09:44 AM.

 

 

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