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Texas Hunting Licenses & Permits PDF Print E-mail


License and Permit FAQs


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A hunting license is required
of any person, regardless of age, who hunts any animal, bird, frog or turtle in this state (except furbearers, if the hunter possesses a trapper's license). No license is required for nuisance fur-bearing animals, depredating hogs or coyotes (see below). Non-residents under 17 years of age may purchase and hunt with the Special Resident Hunting License.

A hunting license is not required to hunt the following:

  • Coyotes, if the coyotes are attacking, about to attack, or have recently attacked livestock, domestic animals, or fowl.
  • Depredating feral hogs, if a landowner (resident or non-resident) or landowner's agent or lessee is taking feral hogs causing depredation on the landowner's land.
  • Fur-bearing animals, if the hunter possesses a trapper's license or if the fur-bearing animals are causing depredation.

Resident Hunting
Valid to hunt any legal bird or animal (terrestrial vertebrates). Stamp endorsement requirements apply. Required of any resident unless the resident possesses a valid:

  • Special Resident Hunting License;
  • Super Combo or Resident Combination Hunting and Fishing License Package;
  • Lifetime Resident Hunting License;
  • Resident Disabled Veteran Super Combo Hunting and Fishing License Package;
  • Lifetime Resident Combination Hunting and Fishing License; or
  • Texas Resident Active Duty Military Super Combo Hunting and Fishing License Package.

Special Resident Hunting
Valid only for residents and non-residents younger than 17 and residents 65 years of age and older. Valid to hunt any legal bird or animal. Stamp endorsement requirements apply to persons 65 and over.

Non-resident General Hunting
Valid to hunt any legal bird or animal (including deer). Stamp endorsement requirements apply.

Non-resident Spring Turkey
Available after February 1, 2007
Valid to hunt turkey only during the open spring turkey season. Holders of this license are exempt from the upland game bird stamp endorsement requirements. (Unlawful to possess both this license and a valid Non-Resident General Hunting License.)

Non-resident Special Hunting
Valid to hunt: Exotic Animals , all legal game birds (NOT VALID FOR TURKEY), all nongame animals, squirrel, javelina and alligator (not valid for other game animals, NOT VALID FOR DEER). Stamp endorsement requirements apply.

Non-resident 5-Day Special Hunting
Legal for any period of 5 consecutive days (valid hunting dates will be printed on the license when issued). Valid to hunt: Exotic Animals, all legal game birds (except turkeys), all nongame animals, squirrel, javelina and alligator (not valid for other game animals, NOT VALID FOR DEER). Stamp endorsement requirements apply.

Non-resident Banded Bird Hunting
Valid only to hunt banded game birds (bobwhite quail, partridge, pheasant, mallard ducks) on private bird hunting areas.

Trapper's: Resident
Non-resident of any age
Required for all persons to hunt, shoot, or take for sale those species classified as fur-bearing animals or their pelts.

Hunting Lease License
Required of a landowner or landowner's agent who leases hunting rights to another person on property they own or control for pay or other consideration. The license must be displayed on the property. License fee: $75 for 1 through 499 acres; $140 for 500 through 999 acres; or $240 for 1,000 acres or more. NOTE: Record book no longer required.

Federal Sandhill Crane Hunting Permit
In addition to a hunting license and migratory game bird stamp endorsement, this permit is required of all sandhill crane hunters; available at all license sales locations. All permittees should keep a record of hunts and harvests, because 26% of permit holders will be chosen for a federal harvest survey.

License and Permit FAQs

 

Source : http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/
Note: Please verify all dates, bag limits and other information with Texas Parks And Wildlife