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Arizona super hunts, super cheap with $25 raffle ticket

From the Arizona Game and Fish Commission

-- A $25 raffle ticket could produce an Arizona Game and Fish Commission special big game permit for elk or bighorn.

A consortium of nonprofit conservation groups partner together to raffle one each of the 10 special big game tags issued by the commission to raise funds for wildlife conservation projects that directly benefit those species, and many others indirectly,  in Arizona.

Winners will be able to hunt for 365 days almost anywhere in the state of Arizona during a special 2011-12 hunting season.

To cover the administrative costs of the raffle there are two bonus items: a Swarovski optic package valued at $7,000 for a $10 ticket, and a guided trophy elk hunt in New Mexico valued at $6,500, for a $20 ticket. For $150, hunters  get one ticket for each of the 12 items up for raffle, that's $12.50 a ticket.

Money raised from the Super Raffle goes back to wildlife conservation in Arizona. Tickets can be purchased by mail or online. The deadline for mail orders is July 15. Online orders are available until July 17. The public drawing will be held July 21.

For more information, order form and deadlines, visit