Archive for August 8th, 2007

License Changes

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Wildlife Restoration Program

Hunting and fishing licenses for the 2007-2008 seasons go on sale statewide this month.

The new season, dove season, opens September first. It’s on a Saturday. I think it would be a very good idea for hunters to start buying their licenses and their super combos as soon as our sales season opens, which is August fifteenth.

Tom Newton manages licensing at Texas Parks and Wildlife. Buying your license early is like planning your morning commute; you can sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic or you can leave early and breeze through. Whether you buy licenses now or later — be aware of two changes.

We had a license that we called a special resident license that encompassed young hunters and the older hunters. And we took that licenses and we split it into two. Now we’re going to have one senior and one youth hunter. The other thing that we’ve done…our temporary day plus licenses have been consolidated into one single license; we had twelve.

Now there’s a one day license for residents and a one day license for non-residents.

Which will un-complicate things considerably.

Get your licenses online, or at 17-hundred retailers statewide, state parks, game warden offices and Texas Parks and Wildlife headquarters. Find license links at

That’s our show…with support from the Wildlife restoration program…working to increase shooting and hunting opportunities in Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

Link to Fishing License Information

Link to Hunting License Information
Link to Big Time Texas Hunt Information
Link to Public Hunting Information