New Texas License Plate Aims To Conserve Wildlife

Kelli Wiese
May 01, 2019 - 2:29 pm
New Texas License Plate

Courtesy: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - You can help the state protect wildlife with a new Texas license plate.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife department is trying to help pay for projects to protect bighorn sheep, pronghorn, white tailed deer, mule deer, javelina, alligators and more

. The state agency is selling a new license plate with a bighorn sheep picture on it for $30 and $22 dollars from that goes to pay for wildlife conservation and more.

Mitch Lockwood is the big game program director with Texas Parks and Wildlife. He says, "The money will also help pay for the research and managment of chronic wasting disease in deer. It's proven to be a significant challenge in this state. So, this money could be very useful in helping us combat this disease. "

The Desert Bighorn Sheep plate is one of nine specialty plates that support the department's mission.

The new Bighorn Sheep plate is available on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, www.conservationplate.org, the TxDMV website, or your local county tax assessor-collector's office.