The Sportsman’s News Pro Member Sweepstakes is starting to hit full stride right now and it is a very exciting time for us here at Sportsman’s News. We developed this Publisher’s Clearing House-style of giveaway for the outdoorsmen and women of the world over the past couple of years. We officially launched it early this spring and as I sit down to write this column, we have given away just over $100,000 worth of trips, guns, and gear to a bunch of lucky winners. We do a drawing every ten days for a major prize and then give away several bonus prizes as well. I personally know about each and every one of these trips because they are the very best trips we have done with Sportsman’s News over the past 11 years. We booked the very best dates available two years in advance for the winners to experience the trip of a lifetime. So, it is very exciting for us to know what these lucky winners are in for.

A few of our winners have already been on some of these trips and you will start to see teaser videos on our website  about their exciting adventures, as well as the full feature show on the SNTV DVD series. The conversations I have with these winners when they return brings this whole experience full circle for us here at Sportsman’s News. Some of these folks are experiencing a trip that was completely out of their realm of possibilities without the Pro Member Sweepstakes. They are spending less than a dollar a day for multiple chances at winning trips from Alaska Yukon Moose to trophy Mule Deer in Sonora, Mexico and just about everything in between. All the members tell us how exciting it is to be able to see a new drawing every ten days. They usually apply for a few states and tags or visit a few banquets in the spring where they try to win something, but once it’s over they are waiting until next year for another opportunity. Our drawings are just going to get more plentiful and better as time goes on because we want to keep the draw odds really good for our members.

We just announced one of the newest prizes for the drawing, which will be held next August. It is something we wanted to do in the beginning, but just couldn’t get it put together. Now that the membership is up and rolling and really starting to grow, we made the commitment to make this dream a reality for all of us. In August of 2016, we will be giving away a Desert Bighorn Hunt in Sonora, Mexico with one of our Platinum Approved Outfitters WRO Mexico. We have hunted with JJ and his crew for many years in Wyoming and last year we made it down to Sonora Mexico with him to hunt Mule Deer.

Alain Deniz graces the cover of this issue with his huge Muley they took on this trip to Sonora with WRO Mexico. We already have one of these Mule Deer hunts in the Pro Membership Sweepstakes, which will be given away this month on September 10th, and we have already planned another trip the following year. WRO Mexico harvested a good sheep the week before we arrived to hunt in January of 2015 for Mule Deer and they are ramped up for another great sheep season in Sonora this year. One lucky winner is going to get the opportunity to hunt one of the most sought after sheep species in North America in January of 2017.

If you become a Sportsman’s News Pro Member right now, you will be in on that drawing August 10th of 2016 as well as 35 other drawings. You can see a complete list off all the winners as well as trips, guns, and gear to be given away over the next 12 months by looking at the membership tab on the Sportsman’s News website. Your membership is for one full year from the day you enter. We have made sure there are a lot of additional perks for our members on top of getting 5 tickets in each drawing for a full year. Each member gets an annual subscription to Sportsman’s News Magazine as well as all 8 SNTV DVD’s we produce throughout the year. Both of these are mailed to your house. We also pay for you to have a digital subscription to Eastmans’ Hunting Journal and Bowhunting Journal as well as 3 states of drawing notifications to Huntdraws.com If you book a trip with one of our Platinum Approved Outfitters, you will be eligible for a 5 percent discount on that adventure as well. These benefits and more are available to our members, so log onto SportsmansNews.com and become a Pro Member today.  You just might be a winner.