MeatEater Big Game Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The MeatEater Big Game Sweepstakes offered by MeatEater Inc. (“Sponsor”) is open to persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States including the District of Columbia, and Canada excluding the province of Quebec, age 21 or older, who are legally permitted to possess firearms. Enter between July 6, 2023 and July 27, 2023. Prize is a complete big game hunting package for one (1) winner and bison dinner with Steven Rinella and additional members of the MeatEater Crew for one (1) winner and three (3) additional guests of the winner’s choosing, including travel and accommodations. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $17, 375. Tax reporting required. Approximate date for the bison dinner is to be determined for calendar year 2024.


2) Eligibility. Eligibility. Sweepstakes is open to persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States including the District of Columbia, and Canada excluding the province of Quebec, age 21 or older, who are legally permitted to possess firearms. By entering this Sweepstakes you acknowledge that you are not legally prohibited from owning or taking possession of firearms. Employees of Sponsor, and prize providers OnX Maps, Weatherby, DECKED, Montana Knife Company, Groove Life, Vortex Optics, Sig Sauer (“Prize Providers”) or their related companies or agents, and their immediate family members (including mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, grandchild, in-laws or guardians, and a spouse, partner or companion of any of them), regardless of where they live; or persons who reside in the same household (whether related or not), are not eligible.

3) Entry Period. The Entry Period for the Sweepstakes opens July 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time (“MT”) and closes July 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. MT (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.

4) To Enter. Persons who meet the eligibility requirements and have read and accepted these Official Rules may go to Sponsor’s webpage at to enter during the Entry Period. Click on the MeatEater Big Game Sweepstakes icon or affiliated pop-ups and enter your first name, last name, email address, and click subscribe to the newsletters of Sponsor and Prize Providers. Limit one (1) Sweepstakes entry per person. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to and accepts these Official Rules. You may unsubscribe from any of the newsletters at any time by following the instructions in the email. 

5) Ineligible Entries. If Sponsor receives more than one (1) Sweepstakes entry as permitted for any entrant, including under variations of name or email address, Sponsor reserves the right to void all such entries. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected or scrambled entries. Incomplete or illegible entries will not be accepted. Entries by any automated process or bot, or by any third party, or web site or online service, including without limitation commercial promotion subscription notification or entering services, are ineligible and shall be void.

6) Selection of Winner. A random drawing will be conducted on or about July 28, 2023 from all eligible entries received by the close of the Entry Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. By participating, entrants agree that the decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes and release Sponsor from all liability concerning the Sweepstakes. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

7) Privacy and Communications. By submitting an entry, entrants agree that Sponsor may share their contact information with the Prize Providers, and Sponsor and Prize Providers may send the entrants emails with newsletters and information about promotions and offers. Each promotional email will include instructions to opt out of receiving future promotional emails. Except as otherwise may be stated in these Official Rules, information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s or Prize Providers’ privacy policies, as applicable. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to the privacy policies of Sponsor and all Prize Providers. 

Entrants also agree that Sponsor may contact potential winner(s) about the Sweepstakes, and may use winner’s name, city/state, likeness, biographical information, voice, or statements attributed to winner (if true), for publication, advertising and promotional purposes in any media, without further consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. 

8) Prize. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded ($8,000 value). The Grand Prize for one (1) winner includes:

  • Bison Dinner at MeatEater Inc. Headquarters in Bozeman, MT with Steven Rinella and additional MeatEater Crew Members with winner and winner’s chosen guests.  
  • Bison Dinner dates will be in calendar year 2024 as determined by Sponsor. Winner must be available and ready to travel during that time period. 
  • Round trip coach class airfare for one (1) winner and three (3) guests from the nearest international airport to winner’s home, to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, each as designated by Sponsor. Actual travel dates, times and airlines based upon availability as determined by Sponsor. 
  • Ground transportation in Bozeman as determined by Sponsor. 
  • Two (2) nights in a standard room in a hotel of Sponsor’s choice in proximity to Bozeman, MT. 
  • Meals between landing in Montana and departing Montana, as determined by Sponsor. 

  • The following gear for the Big Game Sweepstakes package will be shipped to winner’s home, and preferred FFL: 
  • Weatherby 307 Rifle ($1,200)
  • Vortex MeatEater Edition Rifle Scope ($800)
  • Three (3) Montana Knife Company Knives ($825)
  • OnX Premium Membership ($100)
  • First Lite Gift Card ($3,000)
  • Phelps Game Calls Gift Card ($350)
  • FHF Gear Gift Card ($350)
  • DSD Gift Card ($350)
  • MeatEater Store Gift Card ($350)
  • DECKED Drawer System ($1,500)
  • Groove Life Product Kite ($150)
  • Sig Sauer - 200 Rounds of Ammunition ($400)

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize including bison Dinner and Gear: $17,375. Actual retail value may vary depending upon point of departure, changes or fare fluctuations, and other factors. Sponsor reserves the right to structure travel route in its sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the winner. Tax reporting required. Any item or expense incurred in connection with travel, which is not specified above, is the responsibility of the winner, including without limitation tips, fees, souvenirs, ground transportation between home and nearest international airport, meals not provided by Sponsor, telephone calls, medical expenses, and other personal expenses. Grand Prize trip and its components may not be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash, except as expressly permitted in these Rules; provided, that Sponsor may substitute prize or any component of equal or greater value due to prize availability. In the event winner is unable to accept prize for any reason, and notifies Sponsor prior to September, 2023, a new winner will be selected following the procedures outlined above.

9) Prize Restrictions. The following conditions apply to the Grand Prize:

  • If potential winner is a Canadian resident, he/she must correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question as a condition of being awarded the prize.
  • Winner must comply with all federal (U.S.), state and local laws and regulations pertaining to gun ownership, possession, transport and usage. Prize weapons will not be delivered to any state or area where such items are prohibited by law. If delivery, ownership, transport or usage of such weapons would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation, Sponsor may substitute an alternate prize item of equal or greater value at its sole discretion.
  • Prize rifle delivery to winner shall be conducted through a federally licensed Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer selected by winner, in strict compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winner must apply for and pass an FBI NICS form 4473 background check to receive possession of the firearm from the dealer. Sponsor is not responsible for federal decisions concerning passage of background check, choice of dealer or delivery of rifle to winner. 
  • Travel arrangements must be booked through Sponsor.
  • Sponsor is not responsible for travel delays, difficulty or risks. If travel delays or difficulty interfere in any manner with any component of trip, Sponsor is not responsible for any loss of any part of the prize or harm due to such interference, and no compensation is due.
  • Any changes to travel arrangements, once booked, are the sole responsibility of winner, if permitted in Sponsor’s discretion.
  • Trip and trip components may not be sold, traded, transferred, separated, rescheduled or refunded.
  • Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged or stolen luggage.
  • Winner is responsible for obtaining (and traveling with) valid identification and any other required documents (e.g., U.S. passport, Photo ID, Credit Card). 
  • Winner will maintain personal behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices in connection with participation in any prize activity. Winner understands and agrees that if winner is removed from any activity at any time for disruptive behavior or behavior that may or does cause damage to any person or property or the reputation of Sponsor or another, or otherwise violates any policies or practices of any location, business or Sponsor, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, winner may be required to forfeit all or the rest of the prize, with no substitution or compensation.

10) Winner Notification and Verification. Sponsor will contact the potential winner at the email address provided with entry to assess eligibility. Within fourteen (14) days of contact by Sponsor, potential winner will be required to sign and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Film Release, Liability Release and/or Publicity Release; and confirm availability for the bison dinner in Bozeman, MT. Failure to respond, of eligibility or to meet any requirement may result in prize forfeiture, and an alternate potential winner will be selected.

11) Release and Other Conditions. By accepting the prize, winner agrees that Sponsor, Prize Providers and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and successors (i) have no liability or responsibility for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind including personal injury or death resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of the prize and will be held harmless against any claims of liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize; and (ii) may use winner’s name, city/state, likeness, biographical information, voice, or statements attributed to winner (if true), for publication, advertising and promotional purposes in any media, without additional consideration, where lawful. 

12) Administration of Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any computer or human error or interference which compromises the administration or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All decisions of Sponsor are final.

13) Winner’s List and Official Rules. For winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to MeatEater Inc., 131 Discovery Drive Bozeman, MT 59718, by August 4, 2023.