Big Time Texas Hunts: Ty Chumley

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It’s easy to get the impression that where Ty Chumley goes, bad luck follows.

09—Lost my house and everything. Got stuck in the snow one time. Three days later got stuck in the mud. Had to walk a long ways until we got a cell phone signal.

Not all his luck is bad, though. Chumley, a tugboat operator from Nederland, bought one chance in last year’s Big Time Texas Hunts Grand Slam category, and he won!

08—I was actually buying some fishing lures at Academy and was checking out when I seen the poster up there. I just bought one ticket for it. So, it was a lucky day.

The Texas Grand Slam hunt package includes four separate guided hunts for white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, and desert bighorn sheep.

13—I followed that one up and down the mountain, twice. And when I shot him, I thought I’d missed him. I seen the dust fly. Started cussing, and, uh, then he fell down.

Big Time Texas Hunts is back with a diverse range of hunting packages for 2010; entries are available now through Oct. 15: $9 online, or $10 by phone and wherever you buy licenses.

08—You never know. It could be you—you could be the winner this year. I’m entering again. I don’t know if I can win this one again, but I’m going to enter another one.

Money from the sale of entries supports conservation, wildlife management and public hunting. Find details and a link to Big Time Texas Hunts at passporttotexas.org.

For Texas parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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