Alton Jones Jr. is hard-wired for his career as a professional bass angler. Growing up, Alton traveled the country with his dad, Alton Jones Sr., as his father competed in professional fishing tournaments.
But home base was always Waco, Texas. When his father wasn’t fishing in tournaments across the country, he would take his son fishing in Texas, which instilled a strong conservation ethic in Alton Jr. As he learned more about bass fishing, he also learned that Texas is tops when it comes to fish conservation.
“People come from all over the world to fish here, and Texas is hailed as one of the best bass fishing destinations in the world. And that’s because of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and the Toyota ShareLunker program.”
When not on the water searching for that next big bass, Alton enjoys spending time outdoors and is a passionate duck hunter, which is why he is thrilled to join the ranks of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s (TPWF) We Will Not Be Tamed ambassadors.
Alton appreciates the work TPWF has done over the last 30 years to conserve iconic landscapes, restore native species and enhance the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) ability to safeguard our state’s waters, lands and wildlife.
“Texas Parks and Wildlife has always been very dear to my heart. Anything I can do to help support the resources I love is important to me. Helping TPWD promote conservation benefits all bass anglers, including me. It helps all duck hunters, hikers, mountain bikers and anyone else who loves and enjoys the Texas outdoors. So, I’m all in!”
From conserving Texas rivers and restoring native wildlife, to enhancing Texas State Parks and training the next generation of Texas Game Wardens, TPWF is able to fund high-impact, meaningful projects thanks to the support of members.
When you become a member of TPWF you are helping to ensure future generations can enjoy and explore the wild things and wild places of Texas.
Will you join Alton in becoming a member of TPWF today? Together we can help conserve and protect the waters, lands and wildlife that make Texas so special.
P.S. If you join or renew your membership with TPWF by June 9, you will be entered in a TPWF drawing* for a chance to win a visit to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center with Alton Jones Jr. where you will receive a special tour of the Lunker Bunker and have lunch with Alton Jr. and “Ethel,” the legendary 17-pound lunker and first submission to TPWD’s Toyota ShareLunker program (Fish sticks will NOT be served!).
Join TPWF today and help support the wild things and wild places of Texas!
*The price of membership pays for TPWF membership only and not for the chance to win the trip to TFFC‘s Lunker Bunker with Alton Jones Jr. and lunch with Ethel. Members who join or renew between January 1 and June 9 are automatically entered in the drawing.