With Arizona Big Game Super Raffle

FAQs

This list applies to the arizona special tags and
general questions about the raffle

Where does the money go?

The Arizona Special Big Game Tags were created to earn money for wildlife conservation. 100% of the funds collected through ticket sales for each species will be spent on conservation for that species according to Arizona statutes/rules.

How are the expenses of the raffle being covered?

No administrative costs will be taken from the Arizona Special Big Game Tag ticket sales. Ticket sales from optional raffles such as an optics package, hunt packages, as well as contributions from sponsors will cover costs for publicity, printing, postage, processing, etc. All the time spent by the Board of Directors organizing and conducting the raffle is being done on a volunteer basis.

I don’t live in Arizona. Can I enter the drawing?

Non-residents may enter, however you must be present in the state of Arizona at the time you purchase tickets.

Why do I have to be present in the state of Arizona when I purchase?

The rule complies with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

Is there any limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase?

No.

Is there a limit on the number of tickets that will be sold?

No. The more tickets sold, the more money generated for wildlife management.

Are there any refunds?

NO – all sales are final.

When is the deadline for ordering?

Fall 2023 Jaws & Paws deadline is November 14, 2023 at 9:00 pm AZ Time

Will I receive a receipt or confirmation?

You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase.

When can I expect to receive my tickets?

You will not receive tickets. Your receipt is your online sales receipt and/or credit card statement.

When and where will the drawing be held?

All drawings are conducted electronically and winners announced on the website once winners have been contacted.

Jaws & Paws Electronic  Drawing on or before November 21, 2023

Do I need to be present to win?

No.

Can an individual win more than one prize?

Yes.

If I win, how will I know?

Winners will be contacted by phone and mail within 2 business days of the drawing. Once confirmed, a list of winners will also be published on this website.

If I win, how do I claim my prize?

Winners of  the Arizona Special Big Game Tags will be required to purchase an AZ hunting license (if they don’t already have one) and complete paperwork that must be submitted within 30 days of winning. Upon meeting these requirements, the AZ Game & Fish Department will issue the hunting tag.

Winners of the other prizes will be provided with instructions specific to their prize. If any prize is subject to federal withholding taxes, those must be paid in order to claim the prize.

What are withholding taxes?

The Federal Government requires Conservation First USA to collect withholding taxes from winners of all major prizes with a cost exceeding $5,000. The withholding tax rate is 24% of the cost of the prize. Prizes during the 2023-2024 raffle subject to withholding include Jaws & Paws Guide Service. All withholding must be paid within 30 days of the drawing or the winner will forfeit the prize.

If I win an Arizona Special Big Game Tag can I sell it?

NO. Arizona Special Big Game Tags cannot be sold.

If I win any of the other hunts offered in the raffle can I sell it?

NO. You may not sell any of the additional hunts.

If I win an Arizona Special Big Game Tag, can I transfer it to someone else?

Yes, with some restrictions. Upon notification of winning a tag, you can request the tag be issued in someone else’s name, however the tag must be issued within 30 days of the raffle drawing. Once the tag is issued, there are only two ways the tag can be transferred per AZ Game & Fish Commission Rule R12-4-121:

  1.  Compassionate Transfer
  2. Transferred to a Minor child or grandchild of the person the tag was issued to
    For more information on tag transfer visit the AZ Game & Fish Website HERE

If I win any of the other hunts offered in the raffle, can I transfer it to someone else?

Transfer of a hunt would be entirely at the discretion of the guide/outfitter.

If I win an Arizona Special Big Game Tag, do I need to purchase a hunting license?

Yes, you are required to purchase an AZ hunting license.

If I win an Arizona Special Big Game Tag, where can I hunt?

You can hunt statewide, with some exceptions . Hunt units for each species are specified in Arizona Game & Fish Commission Order 29. Please refer to our Rules page for more specific information about Commission Order 29 and where you can hunt.

When is the Season?

The Season Dates for all Arizona Special Big Game Tags in the 2023-2024 campaign begin on August 15, 2024 and end on August 14, 2025.

Season dates for any incentive or bonus prize hunts that may be offered in addition to the Arizona Big Game Special Tags will be specified in the description for those hunts.

If I win an Arizona Special Big Game Tag is the hunt guided?

Only the Jaws & Paws Raffle package for Javelina, Mt. Lion and Bear includes guide service. No guide service will be provided for the other Arizona Special Big Game Tags. Any incentive or bonus prize hunts that may be offered in addition to the Arizona Special Big Game Tags will specify what, if any, guide service will be included with the prize.

Since Arizona has a “Once in a Lifetime” bag limit on Bison and Desert Bighorn Sheep, will winning an Arizona Special Big Game Tag prevent me from drawing a Sheep or Buffalo tag in the future?

No. Arizona Special Big Game Tags are not governed by yearly or lifetime bag limits.

If I win an Arizona Special Big Game Tag does this impact my ability to hunt that species in Arizona’s regular draw, if I draw a tag?

No. The Arizona Special Big Game Tags are separate from the regular Spring & Fall Draw. Theoretically, you could win an Arizona Special Big Game Tag and be drawn in the regular draw for the same species. If that happened, you could harvest two animals of that species in the same year.

If I win an Arizona Special Big Game Tag will it impact my Bonus Points in Arizona’s regular draw?

No. The Arizona Special Big Game Tags are separate from the regular Spring & Fall Draw. Your Bonus Points will not be affected by winning a tag in the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle.

If I have already taken a Sheep or Bison in Arizona, can I enter to win one of these in this raffle?

Yes. The Arizona Special Big Game Tags are not governed by yearly or lifetime bag limits.

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