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 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 September 15, 2024 at 11:59PM (CST).
Drawing: Tuesday, September 17, 2024.
Winners will be announced live at the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission (TFWC) meeting on September 20, 2024. We will post a link to the live video feed on our website.

What are the hunt dates?
Tennessee Bull Elk Hunt in Zone 1 – Oct 4 – Oct 10, 2025
President’s Island Archery Deer Hunt – Scout Day Oct 16, Hunt Oct 17-19, 2025 and Scout Day Nov 27, Hunt Nov 28-30, 2025
Guided 2 Day Waterfowl Hunt – Dec 7-8, 2024.

When is the drawing held?
The electronic drawing will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2024. The top ten winners will be announced at the September 20, 2024 TN Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting.

How will winners be notified?
The winners will be notified by phone and 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 winning numbers have been drawn, TWRF staff will contact each winner beginning with the first number 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:

  • Caymas CX19 Boat $80,000
  • Camper Package $90,500
  • Ford Vehicle Package $50,000
  • Tracker Off Road 800SX LE Crew UTV $18,900
  • Long-Range Shooting Package $19,495
  • Heritage Package $4,988
  • Waterfowl Hunting Package $8,200
  • Outdoor Adventure Package $5,000
  • TN Elk Hunting Package $3,659
  • Trophy Deer Hunting Package $7,828
  • Ted Nuget Hunting Experience $4,038
  • $10,000 Cash

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.

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 2024/2025, 2025/2026 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide. The winner must possess all applicable licenses and/or permits to legally participate in the hunts.

I tried to place an order and it said my order failed/credit card declined. I know I have money on this card. What do I do?
The issue more times than not is that your credit card issuer declined the charge because they classified it as suspicious. Call the card issuer at the phone number printed on the back of the card and explain what you are trying to purchase. Most of the time this will fix the issue.

I still have a question about the raffle. Who do I contact and how?
If you still have questions after reading 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.