Back40ToFork Giveaway

We’re Giving Away Some Badass Gear

In celebration of the new beginning for the Back 40 property under the ownership of the National Deer Association, we’re giving away an unbelievable slate of prizes along with the opportunity for each winner to nominate a new hunter to receive a special package of beginner gear. The total value is over $4,900.

What’s included?

  • First Lite Gear Kit: Jacket, Pants, Baselayers and Gloves ($500)
  • Weatherby Vanguard® MeatEater Edition Rifle ($999)
  • Federal Premium Trophy Copper Ammunition (up to $500)
  • Benchmade MeatCrafter Steven Rinella Edition Knife ($300)
  • OnX Elite Lifetime Membership ($499)
  • FHF Gear Pro M Bino Harness ($120)
  • Vortex Diamondback 10×42 Binos ($279.99)
  • PLUS more, including prizes for runners up.

Review the Official Rules and prize list below. No purchase necessary to enter.

Back40ToFork Giveaway Items


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National Deer Association

The new owner of the Back 40 property

It’s been our goal from Day 1 for the Back 40 project to inspire and educate hunters, especially those new to the pursuit. To ensure this mission continues into the future we donated the Back 40 to the National Deer Association, the creators of the nation’s most comprehensive new hunter recruitment program, Field to Fork.

The NDA will use the property over the coming years to host new hunter mentorship programs and we’re excited to announce that the MeatEater team will continue to be involved, both by participating in mentor events and documenting the Back 40’s next chapter over the coming year.

Back 40 Season 2 Ep 07: Handing Over The Property to the NDA

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Wired To Hunt

The Wired To Hunt Podcast

Dive deep into the world of whitetails with leading expert Mark Kenyon. Each episode covers specific and actionable strategies for the next generation of whitetail hunting addicts. Get your fix through the stories of Mark’s learning experiences as a whitetail hunter and valuable insights provided by a weekly slate of expert guests. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

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Back40 To Fork Sweepstakes

Official Rules

Please read these Official Rules carefully, as they contain important information about the rights and obligations, as well as limitations and exclusions that may apply, to participate in this promotion. By entering, participants signify and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.

1. Overview. The Back40 to Fork sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) will accept entries into a random drawing. It is sponsored by MeatEater, Inc., 1203 North Rouse Ave, Suite 3E, Bozeman MT 59715 (“Sponsor”). The Promotion will start on February 22, 2021, and entries will be accepted through March 4, 2021.

2.Eligibility. Participants must be a legal resident of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) and at least eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and all respective employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, members, licensees, successors and assigns of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and members of their immediate family (spouses, parents, children and siblings) or persons living in the same household are not eligible to participate.

3. How to Participate. Go to www.themeateater.com/fork, where you will see how to enter. You will be asked to provide your email address. Limit one entry per person. By entering, you will be subscribed to the MeatEater and Wired To Hunt email newsletters. You may unsubscribe from receiving the newsletters at any time, and you will remain eligible to win. If Sponsor receives more than one entry 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, or misdirected 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.

4. Prizes. The following prizes are available to be won:

    GRAND PRIZE

  • First Lite “Gear Kit” ($500)
  • Weatherby Vanguard® MeatEater Edition Rifle ($999)
  • Federal Premium Trophy Copper Ammunition (up to $500)
  • OnX Elite Lifetime Membership ($499.99)
  • Benchmade MeatCrafter Steven Rinella Edition Knife ($300)
  • FHF Gear Pro M Bino Harness ($120)
  • Vortex Diamondback 10×42 Binos ($279.99)
  • Vortex “Apparel Shopping Spree” (up to $250)

    1st RUNNER UP

  • First Lite Gift Card ($250)
  • FHF Gear Pro M Bino Harness ($120)
  • OnX Elite 1 Year Membership ($99.99)
  • Vortex Diamondback 10×42 Binos ($279.99)
  • Vortex “Apparel Shopping Spree” (up to $250)

    2nd RUNNER UP

  • First Lite Gift Card ($100)
  • FHF Gear Pro M Bino Harness ($120)
  • OnX Standard 1 Year Membership ($29.99)

    Additionally, each winner can elect a “new hunter” to receive the following (3 total packages)

  • OnX Standard 1 Year Membership ($29.99)
  • Benchmade Steep Country Knife ($130)
  • WorkSharp Field Sharpener ($35)
  • MeatEater How To Gut A Deer Bandana ($25)

Total ARV of all prizes: $4,918.94. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of equal or greater value if an advertised Prize become unavailable. Sponsor’s determinations regarding the awarding of Prizes is final. No Prize substitutions except as provided herein. Prizes are not transferable and may not be given, bartered, sold, or exchanged for cash or another prize, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion due to Prize unavailability for any reason and then only for a prize of equal or greater value. For any prize over $600 in value, the potential winner will be required to complete and sign an IRS Form W-9. In compliance with US IRS regulations, Sponsor will send a Form 1099-MISC to any winner receiving a prize valued in excess of $600 (USD), which requires disclosure to Sponsor of winner’s social security number. Winner remains solely responsible for paying all federal and other taxes in accordance with the laws that apply in winner’s state of residence. If a potential winner cannot be contacted using the information provided or fails to respond to Sponsor’s attempt to notify them of selection within two (2) days of first attempted notification; if any notification is returned as undeliverable; if Sponsor is unable to verify potential winner’s eligibility; if potential winner fails to sign and return the required documentation within the required time period or fails to comply with these Official Rules; if any prize is returned undeliverable; or if the potential winner cannot be verified as eligible for any other reason, the potential winner is disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

5. Odds; Drawing. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Drawing will take place on or about March 5, 2021. All potential winners are subject to eligibility verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF BEING A WINNER, UNLESS AND UNTIL THE PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED. Participants are required to provide truthful information and Sponsor will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent.

6. Winners List. For a list of the winners, including first name and last initial, send an email to themeateater@themeateater.com with subject line: Back 40 To Fork Sweepstakes Winners List Request. Winners List requests must be received no later than March 10, 2021.

7. Release; Indemnification; Disclaimer of Warranty. By participating in the Promotion, all participants agree to forever and irrevocably release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Released Parties from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense of any nature whatsoever (including attorneys’ fees) (collectively, “Losses”) which may occur in connection with (a) the Promotion or any element thereof, including entry or participation therein, (b) delivery, possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of any Prize or component thereof, or (c) participation in any Promotion-related activity or prize-related activity including without limitation in each case any Losses that may be caused or contributed to by (1) any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties, or any of their independent contractors or any other person or entity not an employee of any of the Released Parties, or (2) any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of any of the Released Parties. In addition, by participating in this Promotion, each participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all damages, losses, costs and expenses (including amounts paid in settlement and reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by any of the Released Parties in connection with any third-party claim, demand, liability, suit, proceeding or action arising out of or resulting from (i) breach or alleged breach of any representations, warranties or agreements of participant, or (ii) the use or misuse of any Prize or component thereof.

8.Publicity. Except where legally prohibited, participation in the Promotion and acceptance of a Prize constitutes winners’ agreement and consent to the use of winners’ names, likenesses, photographs, voices, opinions and/or hometowns and states for promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, notice, review or approval.

9. General. All decisions of Sponsor in connection with this Promotion shall be binding and final in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, if intervening circumstances warrant, within Sponsor’s sole discretion, due to any fraud, virus or other technical problem which corrupts the administration, security, or proper entry or voting in the Promotion, or for any other reason. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prizes from among the eligible participants received up to the time of the termination, cancellation, suspension and/or modification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Promotion or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that term or provision.

10.Limitation of Liability. By entering the Promotion, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final, binding, and conclusive in all respects. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. Entries become the property of Sponsor on receipt and will not be acknowledged. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or terminate the Promotion should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion. In such event, the prize may be awarded by random drawing from among eligible entries received up to the date/time of corruption or modification, to the extent feasible. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, or misdirected entries; computer system, phone line, electronic equipment, computer hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors; or failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections. The Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

11. Disputes. (a) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in connection with the Promotion and in no event will any entrant be permitted to claim attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (b) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses; and (c) each entrant hereby waives all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Montana, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in that State. All participants who enter the Promotion agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the State of Montana, and agree to waive the right to a jury trial with respect to any claim or dispute with regard to any aspect of the Promotion or Official Rules.

12. Privacy. Information collected through the administration of the Promotion is subject to and may be used and shared by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at https://www.themeateater.com/about-us/privacy-policy and applicable law. Personal information collected will be stored on servers located in the United States and may be accessible to U.S. law enforcement, courts and other governmental institutions pursuant to the laws of the United States.


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