SCOT Awards Cash Prize to Public Hunting Survey Respondent

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The Sportsmen Conservationists of Texas (SCOT) has awarded a $100 cash prize to David L. Chandler of McGregor after his name was drawn from among the 5,774 individuals who responded to the TPWD public hunting mail survey. Chandler was among a sampling of the 41,805 people who purchased an Annual Public Hunting Permit for the 2002-03 season.

Jack M. King II, Executive Director of SCOT, said that the organization annually awards the cash prize as an incentive for permit holders to complete and return the survey form indicating where and how many times they hunted and what was harvested.

Results of the survey are used to estimate game harvest on TPWD-managed public hunting units as well as the extent of public use on each unit. Determination of the extent of hunting activity on each of the various tracts of public hunting lands allows the agency to make equitable distribution of approximately $1 million in public hunting program revenue among landowners who had property in the TPWD public hunting program during the 2002-03 season.