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Thursday, May 26, 2011
License Plates Will Help Fund Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
San Antonio - Texas Trophy Hunters Association (TTHA) is proud to announce it will be donating half of all proceeds from the sale of official State of Texas TTHA license plates to support the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and public hunting opportunities in Texas.

"Our association is proud to offer TTHA specialty plates to our members and hunters across Texas," said TTHA President Joe Betar. "TTHA will be donating 100 percent of license plate sales to worthy causes, with half of these funds going to assist with public hunting opportunities supported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. The remaining 50 percent of the revenue will be used to support youth and outdoor education, including youth hunts, military hunts and other worthy causes. The more of these TTHA plates people buy, the more we can fulfill our mission to support and protect our hunting heritage."

The new TTHA plates, created by Texas-based MyPlates, are official Texas specialty license plates approved by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.Plate prices range from $55 to $195 a year, but the per-year price goes down if you purchase a 5- or 10-year plate.

"We are delighted at this news," said Texas Parks and Wildlife Department executive director Carter Smith. "In this time of budgetary constraints, TTHA's generous contribution to the TPW Foundation will be particularly helpful. We appreciate this, and I know that the people of Texas will be appreciative as well, since they ultimately benefit from many of the efforts of the foundation."

Since 1991, the foundation has served as the official non-profit funding partner for TPWD. Its mission is to provide private support for TPWD in carrying out its mission of managing and conserving the natural and cultural resources of Texas while providing hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. By bringing together companies, corporations, communities and individuals, the foundation has successfully raised more than $70 million for a wide variety of projects.

The foundation plays an essential role in conservation education, with scholarship opportunities, internships, and outdoor activities for children. Some of the foundation's projects include enhancing public hunting programs through leases and activities that promote youth hunting, mentored hunting, the Big Time Texas Hunt Program, and other public hunting programs. The foundation also helps preserve Texas treasures like the Chinati Mountains and the Panhandle's playa lakes. Facilities such as the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens and the Texas Game Warden Training Academy in Hamilton County also have benefited greatly from foundation support.

"A TTHA license plate looks great on any vehicle and makes the perfect gift for any hunter," said Betar. "On top of that, TTHA license plates support hunting in Texas."

To order your own TTHA license plate or for additional information about MyPlates, go online to or call 888-7MY-PLATES.


TTHA strives to unite all segments of the hunting community for the dissemination of information and joining of energies to promote and protect our hunting heritage. Founded in 1975, TTHA, a membership-based organization, publishes a bimonthly magazine, The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters™, and produces the award-winning outdoor television program, TROPHY HUNTERS TV®. In addition, TTHA hosts the Hunters Extravaganza® outdoor expositions, renowned as the largest whitetail hunting shows in the South. For membership information, please join online atwww.ttha.comor contact TTHA Membership Services at (877) 261-2541.

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