Texas Deer Hunting Regulations
Need to know how to get a Texas quail hunting permit? If you are looking to go quail hunting in Texas and need a permit, a general hunting license with a special stamp endorsement will suit your needs. To get your general hunting license in Texas, follow these simple steps.
- A general hunting license costs $25 for a Texas resident. This is valid to hunt any legal bird or animal. For a Texas quail hunting permit, you also need to pay $7 for a special Upland Game Bird Stamp endorsement, which also allows you to hunt turkey, pheasant, lesser prairie chicken, and chachalaca. If you are not a resident but wish to do some Texas quail hunting, 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. 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, use the online search for agents found on their website.
- In addition to the general hunting license, there are several other types of hunting licenses 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 17 (each of these costs $7). The special stamp endorsement for Texas quail hunting is not necessary for those under 17 years of age, or anyone who has a lifetime resident hunting license.
- If you are a non-resident interested in hunting banded bobwhite quail in a private, designated bird hunting area, there is a special permit. This license costs $27.