Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Hunters from Montana, and Washington recently won Montana's deer, elk, antelope, bison, and mountain lion SuperTag lotteries.
The SuperTag winners are:
- Deer: Ryan Wantaja; Somers.
- Elk: John Laughery; Moses Lake, Wash.
- Antelope: David Smith; Victor.
- Bison: Lori Clyde; Bozeman.
- Mountain Lion: Matt Enrooth; Butte.
Resident and nonresident hunters could buy an unlimited number of $5 chances to win a Montana SuperTag hunting license.
SuperTag winners can hunt in any hunting district in Montana where seasons are established for the big game species identified on the SuperTag license.
While a total of 31,275 chances were sold for the five SuperTags, more than 15,500 elk chances were purchased.
Residents purchased a total of 17,628 chances for the five different SuperTags compared to 13,650 purchased by nonresidents.
In addition to deer, elk, antelope, bison, and mountain lion SuperTags, hunters purchased more than 22,400 chances to hunt a bighorn sheep, 11,200 chances for a moose and nearly 6,400 chances for a mountain goat SuperTag. Those licenses were awarded in July to three Montana hunters.
Revenue for all eight drawings combined will provide about $365,595 to enhance public hunting access and boost FWP enforcement efforts. Hunters who purchased a SuperTag chance can visit fwp.mt.gov, and click on Special Drawing Status to see how they fared in the computerized random drawing.