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Time to Renew Texas Hunting & Fishing License

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August is that time of the year when Hunting and Fishing licenses go on sale. Licenses are valid from date of purchase until Aug. 31 each year, unless otherwise noted. In addition to a hunting license, additional endorsements may be required to hunt different species.

The following is condensed information on the main licenses, permits, and tags required. For a complete information please check the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website.

Resident Licenses:

Youth Hunting License - $7

Resident Hunting - $25
 
Senior Resident Hunting - $7

Super Combo” License Package - $68

Senior “Super Combo” License Package - $32 (age 65 and over)

Texas Resident Active Duty Military “Super Combo”FREE

Texas Resident Active Duty Military Hunting Package FREE

Resident Combination Hunting and Freshwater Fishing - $50

Resident Combination Hunting and Saltwater Fishing - $55

Resident Combination Hunting and All-Water Fishing - $60

Senior Resident Combination Hunting and Freshwater Fishing - $16 (age 65 and over)

Senior Resident Combination Hunting and Saltwater Fishing - $21

Senior Resident Combination Hunting and All-Water Fishing - $26

Residents who purchase “Combo” packages specific to either salt or freshwater fishing may upgrade to the All-Water package through the purchase of the endorsement not included in the initial license package purchased.

Non-resident Licenses:

Nonresident General Hunting - $315

Non-resident Spring Turkey - $126 – Available after February 1

Non-resident Special Hunting - $132

Nonresident 5-Day Special Hunting - $48

Endorsements, stamps:

Archery Endorsement - $7

Texas Migratory Game Bird Endorsement - $7

Upland Game Bird Endorsement - $7

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) - $25, plus fulfillment fee.

Licenses can be purchased:

• in person ONLY at TPWD Law Enforcement offices and TPWD headquarters in Austin
• by phone at (800) 792-1112, #4820 or (512) 389-4820, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
• online any time – a $5 administrative fee will be charged for online orders.

For phone and online orders, a transaction receipt will be issued in lieu of a permit. Permittees should keep a record of hunting activities because 26% of crane hunters are chosen for a federal harvest survey.
Harvest Information Program (HIP) Certification - FREE.

 

 




Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tbehrcomm@gmail.com


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Lake Sam Rayburn Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 65

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 40

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 69

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 49

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 69

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 44

Monday

Sunny

Hi: 63

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 42


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 10/30: 160.55 (-3.85)



Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 28)

GOOD. Water stained; 73 degrees; 3.79’ low. Largemouth bass continue to be good in shallow water with structure like vegetation, creeks, and timber. Fish topwater, spinners, and crankbait. White bass are fair, still looking deep and moving a bit further out towards mid-lake. Crappie are good on jigs staying in close proximity to their structure. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.