Monday, March 12, 2007

New Mexico Governor Elk Tag Raffle

New Mexico Governor Elk Tag Raffle

Ticket Price: $20
Species: One bull elk
Area: Hunt in any unit in the state on public land or private land with permission
Dates: September 1- December 31, 2007
Weapon: Legal weapon of choice during any season.

Quality elk abound in New Mexico. The pictured bull scores 405 7/8 BC and was taken on public land during the 2006 archery season.

Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
The New Mexico Governor's Elk Tag offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hunt elk all over the state for four months with any legal choice of weapon no matter the season. You could be rifle hunting during bow season with this tag! Governor's Tag holders have consistently harvested bulls ranging from 378 to over 400. In fact, the high bidder for this same tag at the Elk Foundation's Elk Camp auction harvested a bull scoring 423 SCI (fair-chase) in 2005.

2005 Governor's Tag bull: 423 SCI

Tag is Transferable
New Mexico is one of the few states that allows this tag to be transferred to another individual. Past raffle winners have sold this tag for $35,000-$40,000.

The winner of the 2006 elk tag raffle was from Kansas and had the following to say about the hunt: "I personally want to thank the RMEF and New Mexico Game and Fish for providing this Opportunity. It was a once in a lifetime hunt to say the least.”

Drawing Date and Information
The drawing will be held Friday June 29th, 2007 and tickets are available starting Feb

ruary 2007. For ticket information, please contact Allen Kerby, Elk Foundation Senior Regional Director, at