The 2023 Foundation Conservation Raffle is now closed. Winners will be announced on August 14th.

2023 Conservation Raffle Drawing

Check out the full video for our 2023 Conservation Raffle Drawing below.

About the foundation

From the hills in the northeast to the fertile alluvial soil in the Delta, and down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast – the Magnolia State offers residents and our guests’ endless outdoor opportunities. Whether you enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, bird watching or just being outdoors, there is something for everyone.

In 2003, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) established a foundation to assist in protecting and preserving our wildlife heritage. The Foundation is the only outdoor organization that directly supports the MDWFP, which has the primary responsibility for hunting, fishing, shooting sports and conservation in the state.

Through the Foundation’s financial support, various wildlife and educational projects associated with the MDWFP are made possible. We also help fund many additional programs not directly associated with the MDWFP whose goal is to preserve and protect the natural resources of the state.

Program Highlight

The Foundation is helping the young people of Mississippi make their first step in becoming a lifelong hunting & fishing license purchaser. Every young person who has completed the Hunter Education course and is age-eligible for the voluntary youth hunting/fishing license, the Foundation will purchase their $5.00 license.

Our Executive Board of Directors

John Taylor

Board Chairman

Roy Noble Lee, Jr.

Vice Chairman

Chris G. Gouras, Jr.



Your generosity in support of the MWFP Foundation is making a direct impact on Mississippi’s lands, waters, fish, and wildlife resources. Your support will ensure that current and future generations can enjoy, explore, and be inspired by the wild things and wild places across our state.