FAQ

Who is conducting this raffle?
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit is conducting this raffle under authorization from the Tennessee General Assembly and the Tennessee Secretary of State.

How do I purchase tickets?
To purchase tickets, go to dans114.sg-host.com. You can use Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

How much does a raffle ticket cost?
Raffle tickets are $20 each, 3 for $50, or 10 for $100.

How many tickets can I buy?
You may purchase as many tickets as you wish.

When will I get my ticket(s)?
As soon as your ticket(s) are purchased, you will receive an email confirming your purchase. You will receive your ticket(s) number on the confirmation page and email receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please be sure to check your SPAM/JUNK Folders

How many raffle tickets will be sold?
There is no limit on the number of tickets for sale.

What are my odds of winning?
The odds of winning a raffle prize depends on the number of tickets you purchase, and the total number of tickets sold.

Is my raffle ticket tax-deductible?
No. The IRS’s position is that amounts paid for chances to win in raffles, lotteries, or similar drawings for valuable prizes are wagers, and consequently do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.

When are the ticket purchase deadlines and drawings?
Ticket Purchase Deadline: Sunday August 15, 2021 at 11:59PM (CST).
Drawing: Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
Winners will be announced live at the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting on Aug 20, 2021. We will post a link to the live video feed on our website. Winners will be contacted with a phone call.

What are the hunt dates?
2021 Tennessee Conservation Elk Tag hunt – October 9 – 22, 2021
President’s Island Deer Hunt – October 15-17, 2021 and December 3-5, 2021
Waterfowl hunt with Final Flight Outfitters must be scheduled by the winner and is subject to outfitter availability.

When is the drawing held?
The electronic drawing will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. The top ten winners will be announced at the August 20, 2021 Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting.

How will winners be notified?
The top ten winners will be notified by phone and/or email using the contact info provided when purchasing the tickets in order to make their prize package selection.

Can I be entered into just one prize drawing?
No. There is only one drawing. Every ticket sold will be eligible for all of the prizes.

Can I win more than one prize?
Yes. If you purchase more than one ticket, you are eligible to win more than one prize. Each ticket is assigned a unique identification number and every remaining ticket number is eligible to be drawn after the previous winning number is drawn.

Do I have to be present at the drawing to win?
No. You do not need to be present to win.

Are previous year’s winners still eligible?
Yes.

What if I don’t like, or I am unable to accept the prize I win? Is there a cash alternative?
No. There are no cash alternatives to the prizes won. If a winner does not accept the prize, another winner will be drawn from the remaining tickets.

How do I claim my prize(s)?
Once the top ten winners have been drawn, TWRF staff will contact each winner beginning with the first name drawn in order to make the prize package selection. Please be sure to call us back ASAP if we reach your voicemail. If your prize package contains a firearm, you must submit a completed FFL form and successfully pass a firearms background check.

What are the taxable values of each of the prize package?
The following are the values of each of the prize packages:

  • Ford Truck package $50,000
  • Fishing Package $22,020
  • TN Elk Hunting Package $4,888
  • UTV Package $5,999
  • Deer Hunting Package $2,415
  • Waterfowl Hunting Package $4,539
  • Turkey Hunting Package $3,543
  • Long Range Shooting Package $11,865
  • Outdoor Adventure Package $5,000
  • Heritage Package $3,960

Can the winner sell any of the hunts?
No.

Are any of the tags transferable?
If the winner is unable, or chooses not to participate in the hunts, he or she can choose to transfer the tag to an eligible hunter, one time. No monetary gain can be made in the transaction. Once a tag has been transferred, it cannot be transferred again.

How are the proceeds generated by the raffle used?
Proceeds from the 2021 Tennessee Conservation Raffle benefit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s (TWRA) wildlife habitat management and conservation efforts in Tennessee.

What about licenses/regulations for the hunting packages?
All prize winners must abide by the rules and regulations established by the TFWC and published in the 2021/2022 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide. The winner must possess all applicable licenses and/or permits to legally participate in the hunts.

Who are the previous winners of this raffle?
2020 Winners: Brandt Snedeker (donated it to a wounded warrior), Jason Seaton, Tas Gardner, Cody Macon, Darren Belcher, David Barnard and Michael Moore.

2019 Winners: Dennis Freidline, Conner Campbell, DeWayne Raines, Gregory James and Philips Jacobs.

2018 Winner: Scott Thomas.

I still have a question about the raffle. Who do I contact and how?
If you still have questions after the FAQ, you can email us at raffle@twrf.net or call 615-471-6086 and leave a message with your questions and your contact information. Our staff will contact you within 2 business days.