Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

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AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts.  The winners were selected in a random drawing from 154,551 entries and the 14 lucky individuals have been notified.

More than $1,408,000 was raised this year from Big Time Texas Hunts entries and proceeds from the drawing support wildlife research, habitat management and public hunting across the state.

“Big Time Texas Hunts continues to be an important conservation fundraiser for TPWD and we greatly appreciate the support of our Texas hunters that purchase entries each year,” said Kelly Edmiston, TPWD Public Hunting Coordinator. “If a hunter is lucky enough to win, they will experience the hunt of a lifetime.  If they don’t, they can feel good knowing the funds from their entry go directly to wildlife conservation and public access projects on public hunting lands in Texas.”

This year’s winner of the Texas Grand Slam hunting package, Stephen Lambden of Point Comfort, Texas, is making plans for four separate guided hunts for the state’s top four premier big game species – desert bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, pronghorn and mule deer.

This year’s winners from the other Big Time Texas Hunts categories are as follows:

Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt – Jared Poole, Hankamer, Texas

Nilgai Antelope Safari – Chadwick Michael Goodman, Del Valle, Texas

Premium Buck Hunt – Marion Harvey Rhodes, Lufkin, Texas

Exotic Safari – Wesley Howard, Colusa, Calif.

Whitetail Bonanza – Daniel Chavez, Harlingen, Texas; Stephen Lara, San Antonio, Texas; Kasey Mock, Stephenville, Texas; Paul Hicks, Fort Worth, Texas; Michael Loper, Sandia, Texas

Big Time Bird Hunt – Weston Walker, Liberty, Texas

Gator Hunt – Samuel Johnson, McKinney, Texas

Powderhorn Cast and Blast – Brandon Killough, Winters, Texas

Wild Hog Adventure – Roy Rendon, Joshua, Texas

“We want to congratulate the winners, but also thank all the hunters who bought an entry this year,” said Janis Johnson, TPWD Marketing Manager. “They are the ones who made the Big Time Texas Hunt’s 26th year a success. They helped us raised $1,408,510 the highest amount in the history of the program, to support wildlife management, research and conservation efforts in Texas.”

Entries for next year’s Big Time Texas Hunts will go on sale May 15, 2023.

Big Time Texas Hunts is made possible with support from Toyota and the Texas Bighorn Society.