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[ General Media Contact: Business Hours, 512-389-4406 ]
[ Additional Contacts: Mike Cox, 512-389-8046, mike.cox@tpwd.texas.gov or Game Warden Capt. James Dunks, 956-285-4360 ]
Nov. 5, 2013
Game Warden STORM Team Investigating Lake Corpus Christi Boating Accident
CORPUS CHIRSTI - Two members of a newly created forensic reconstruction and mapping team are helping Corpus Christi-area game wardens in their investigation of a boating accident that injured five persons Sunday on Lake Corpus Christi.
The accident occurred about 4 p.m. near where the Nueces River empties into the lake.
According to Game Warden Capt. James Dunks, an aluminum center console boat with seven people on board collided with an unknown fixed object. Of the five persons transported to a local hospital, two were flown out by helicopter.
After the accident, the operator of the boat was able to beach the craft near a residence and some of the occupants yelled for help. The Nueces County Sheriff's Department and game wardens responded to the scene.
The team was working Tuesday afternoon to locate the object the boat struck. After that, using state-of-art digital mapping equipment, the team will produce a 3-D video model of the accident.
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[ Media Contact: Steve Lightfoot, 512-389-4701, steve.lightfoot@tpwd.texas.gov ] [SL]
Nov. 5, 2013
Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced
Nov. 6, 2013 -- Correction: Figures in this news release were incorrect in the initial posting. The numbers have been corrected.
AUSTIN -- Fifteen 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, hunters bought 71,658 Big Time Texas Hunt entries during this year's sales period through the Oct. 15 deadline. This generated $676,504 in gross revenue to support wildlife research, habitat management and public hunting.
The winner of this year's Big Time Texas Hunts crown jewel, the Texas Grand Slam hunt package, which includes four separate guided hunts for Texas' most prized big game animals; desert bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope and mule deer is Kelly Lee Hill of Spring, Texas.
Hill admits he only recently learned about the Big Time Texas Hunts while taking a hunter education course in order to meet requirements for bowhunting in other states. "I had no idea these hunts were being offered," he recalls. "I went to work and told all my friends and we all entered; I won. I know there are people who've been entering for years so I feel fortunate to win. I'm excited."
Following are the winners of this year's Big Time Texas Hunts.
--Texas Grand Slam -- Kelly Lee Hill, Spring, TX
--Premium Buck Hunt -- Michael Brown, Magnolia, TX
--Exotic Safari -- Kepha Hawkins, Clyde, TX; Julius Zapalac, Ledbetter, TX
--Whitetail Bonanza -- James Marsh, Bluemont, VA; Cody Stewart, San Antonio, TX; Lloyd Dunn, San Antonio, TX; James Watkins, Bullard, TX; Pat Green, New Home, TX; Danny Clark, Navasota, TX; Timothy Motes, Humble, TX;
--Big Time Bird Hunt -- Jeffrey Hilsberg, Austin, TX
--Gator Hunt -- Robert Pulley, Lucas, TX
--Texas Waterfowl Hunt -- Robert Holmes, Cypress, TX
--Wild Hog Adventure -- Mike Davis, San Angelo, TX
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