Hunting, Fishing Licenses on sale today
Current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire August 31, and new licenses for 2012-2013 will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 15.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issues about 2.1 million hunting and fishing licenses annually through the agency’s 28 field offices, more than 58 state parks and at over 1,600 retailers across Texas.
Licenses may also be purchased online through the TPWD Web site at www.tpwd. state.tx.us/buy or by phone (800-895-4248) with a $5 convenience fee required for each transaction , Call center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday — Friday.
The online transaction system is available 24/7. A transaction receipt may be printed at the time of purchase for online and a confirmation number is provided for phone orders, and the physical license is mailed separately. Confirmation numbers will verify that a license has been purchased, which is sufficient for dove hunting, but will not allow hunters to take fish or wildlife that require a tag.