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Hunting, Fishing licenses for 2014-2015 on sale today; Current licenses expire Aug. 31

AUSTIN, August 15, 2014— New hunting and fishing licenses for the 2014-2015 seasons are on sale today. All current Texas licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire Aug. 31.

Licenses may be purchased at a license retailer near you. They can also be purchased online 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 an email receipt is provided for phone orders as well as online. The physical license is mailed separately. The printed transaction receipt or the printed email receipt 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. 

In addition to a hunting license, anyone born after Sept. 1, 1971, must successfully complete a hunter education training course or purchase a one-time deferral good for one license year in order to hunt legally in Texas. The certification is valid for life and is honored in all other states and provinces.

Hunters now have expanded options for taking the course, including a streamlined, one-day basic course and an option for anyone 17 years of age or older to take the training completely online. A combination online home study and 4 to 5 hour skills field day course is also offered.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with TPWD spokesperson Steve Lightfoot about license sales. Click below to hear more.

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