Time to Renew Texas Hunting & Fishing License




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.

 

 




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GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 3.30 feet low. Bass are relating to points and main lake brush piles using jigging spoons and crankbaits. Crappie continue to migrate into the river, with catches in the brushpiles using whitehead jigs or minnows. Catfish continue to move into shallow water and into the creeks. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.

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