First of 3 Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. lifetime license winners drawn; 2 chances still up for grabs

The first of three drawings for a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department lifetime license has been held. Bandera resident Joanne Stirt is the first winner and there are two more chances still up for grabs.

A release from TPWD said Stirt is an outdoors enthusiast who loves to fish.

“We’ve had a deer lease for about 23 years and I go out there every year.” said Stirt, who entered the drawing for $5 and won an $1,800 Lifetime Super Combo hunting and fishing license. “But, I got into fishing the last couple of years and just love it. We go fishing in the bay, saltwater fishing, but we also bought a place on Falcon Lake and go bass fishing from dawn to dark. Honestly, I would rather do that than eat.”

Chances for two more winners of the Lifetime Super Combo license are available this fall. 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 are $5 each and may be added to yearly license purchases at retailers; by phone 800-895-4248 and online at tpwd.texas.gov/licensedraw. There is no limit on the number of entries that can be purchased.

Proceeds from entries go towards TPWD conservation efforts.