First TPWD Lifetime License Winner Passing it On

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AUSTIN –As the first winner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Lifetime License Drawing this fall, Frankston sportsman Michael Bennett is helping to ensure a strong future for Texas’ outdoor heritage.

Opting to pass it on to the next generation of Texas hunters and anglers, Bennett is giving away his lifetime license to his nephew. For Bennett, this marks the third lifetime license he’s handed down.

“I have a son and bought him one several years ago and a grandson I bought one for and I’m 74 so I figured, ‘Who would get the most use out of this one?’ and decided to transfer it to my nephew,” said Bennett.

The recipient of Bennett’s generous gift is 27-year-old Justin Young of Vidor.

There is still a chance for two more lucky winners of an $1,800 Lifetime Super Combo license this fall and those who entered prior to the first drawing are still eligible. The next two winners will be drawn Nov. 1 and Dec. 1.

Entries for the drawing cost $5 each and may be added to yearly license purchases at retailers, by phone 1-800-895-4248 and online at .There is no limit on the number of entries that may be purchased.

Proceeds from entries go toward TPWD conservation efforts that will help keep hunting and fishing great in Texas.