How To Get A Texas Hunting Permit
Need to know how to get a Texas hunting permit? If you are looking to hunt in Texas and need a permit, follow these simple steps.
- A general hunting pernit costs $25 for a Texas resident. This is required to hunt any animal, bird, frog or turtle in Texas, with the exception of coyotes who are about to attack or fur-bearing animals or are causing degradation of owned land. If you are not a Texas resident but wish to hunt in the state, a non-resident general hunting license in Texas costs $315.
- Licenses can be purchased online through the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. To buy a license online, visit their web page at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/licenses/online_sales/. You can also purchase a license over the telephone by calling (800) TX LIC 4U (800-895-4248). If you'd like to buy a license in person, you can visit one of the 1,660 agents throughout the state that sell Texas hunting and fishing licenses. To find a license agent in your area, visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/licenses/license_agents/index.phtml.
- In addition to the general hunting license, there are several other types of hunting permits for residents. These include the senior resident hunting license for residents over 65 years of age and the youth resident hunting license for residents under the age of seventeen(each of these costs $7).
- Special permits are required for non-residents to hunt certain animals. These include the spring turkey license, which costs $126; the special hunting license, for exotic animals, legal game birds (except turkey), and non-game animals, which costs $132 for the season or $48 for a five-day pass; and banded bird hunting license, valid to hunt banded game birds (bobwhite quail, partridge, pheasant, mallard ducks) on private bird hunting areas, for $27.
Posted on: Jun. 30, 2010