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Oct. 30, 2015

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN – Fourteen lucky sportsmen are making special plans for hunting season as winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts. The hunters were selected by random computer drawing from applicants in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program.

All told, 13,478 hunters bought Big Time Texas Hunt entries during this year’s sales period. The addition of the new Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt increased interest in this year’s program, which generated $681,407.30 in gross revenue—a seven percent increase from last year’s sales—to support wildlife research, habitat management and public hunting.

The winner of the new Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt package is Stephen Knowles from Austin, Texas. The package includes a three- to five-day trip to hunt mule deer on the newly acquired Yoakum Dunes Wildlife Management Area, which covers more than 14,000 acres of Panhandle prairie grasslands.

Knowles said he’s excited to finally win a Big Time Texas Hunt after entering for fifteen years.

“I always hoped I would win,” Knowles said. “When I got the phone call telling me I won, it just made my day, my week, even my month! I’ve never hunted mule deer before, so I’m just anticipating the trip now.”

Following are the winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts.

All winners have been notified. Entries for next year’s Big Time Texas Hunts will go on sale May 15, 2016.

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