TPWD News Release — Aug. 22, 2005
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is announcing a new promotion in which buyers of the Super Combo hunting and fishing license will automatically be entered in a series of drawings to win outdoor gear shopping sprees and state parks passes.
Anyone who buys a Super Combo hunting and fishing license by Dec. 31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of 10 $1,000 gift cards donated by Academy Sports and Outdoors, plus a $60 Texas State Parks Pass donated by Toyota.
A total of 10 drawings will be held every two weeks until the end of December, and everyone who buys a Super Combo will be entered in all subsequent drawings. This means the earlier a person buys, the better their chances.
No purchase is necessary to enter; entrants can enter online via the department Web site or can pick up an entry form at a TPWD Law Enforcement license sales office.
“We’re doing this mainly to give something back to the hunters and anglers who have historically paid for wildlife conservation by buying licenses,” said Robert L. Cook, TPWD executive director. “Also, we want to give folks an incentive to buy early in the season, which creates cash-flow timing that helps our agency and therefore helps the conservation cause. Finally, if anybody’s on the fence wondering if they’re going to hunt or fish this year, we hope this could be a reason for them to say yes.”
New season licenses in Texas went on sale Aug. 15, and hundreds of thousands of hunters and anglers are expected to buy licenses in coming weeks. Dove season starts Sept. 1 in most of the state, and hunting seasons for deer, quail, turkey, waterfowl and other game follow in stages over the fall and winter.
Purchasers of four different license types are automatically entered in the promotion. These include the $64 Super Combo package, which has everything a person needs to hunt or fish in Texas (except the federal duck stamp, needed to hunt waterfowl), as well as the Resident Senior Super Combo, Resident Disabled Veteran Super Combo and Resident Active Military Super Combo.
Anyone can buy a Super Combo by visiting any of the close to 2,000 retail establishments that sell Texas hunting and fishing licenses, by phoning toll-free (800) TX-LIC-4-U (895-4248), or by going on online to the TPWD Web site.
Entrants for the drawings must be at least 17 years old, and employees of TPWD, Academy and Toyota are not eligible. Complete rules are on the department Web site.
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