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Gordon donates wild bison hunting license to be raffled for Wyoming wildlife conservation


CASPER, Wyo. — Governor Mark Gordon is donating a wild bison hunting license to be raffled in order to raise funds to support Wyoming wildlife conservation. It is the third year in a row Gordon has donated a wild bison license for such efforts.

“The bison is the symbol of Wyoming and a fitting hunt to raise money for conservation,” Gordon said in a Tuesday announcement from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “I am happy to once again offer this opportunity to residents who care so deeply for our wildlife.”

The hunting license will be issued to the winner of a raffle which is open only to residents of Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Proceeds from the raffle sale will go to the Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition to “help support efforts to sustain Wyoming’s wildlife,” Game and Fish says.

Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website. Raffle tickets are available through July 16. A winner will be announced on July 28, according to Game and Fish.

“There is a limit of one ticket per person,” Game and Fish says. “The raffle winner will receive a 2021 wild bison license, but must still purchase any additional stamps and applicable licenses.”

“Only Wyoming residents are able to purchase a raffle ticket, must be eligible to hunt big game in Wyoming and meet hunter education requirements. The wild bison license is non-transferable. Hopeful hunters should review the bison hunt areas on the Game and Fish website.”