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Time to Renew Texas Hunting & Fishing License

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August is that time of the year when Hunting and Fishing licenses go on sale. Licenses are valid from date of purchase until Aug. 31 each year, unless otherwise noted. In addition to a hunting license, additional endorsements may be required to hunt different species.

The following is condensed information on the main licenses, permits, and tags required. For a complete information please check the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website.

Resident Licenses:

Youth Hunting License - $7

Resident Hunting - $25

Senior Resident Hunting - $7

Super Combo” License Package - $68

Senior “Super Combo” License Package - $32 (age 65 and over)

Texas Resident Active Duty Military “Super Combo”FREE

Texas Resident Active Duty Military Hunting Package FREE

Resident Combination Hunting and Freshwater Fishing - $50

Resident Combination Hunting and Saltwater Fishing - $55

Resident Combination Hunting and All-Water Fishing - $60

Senior Resident Combination Hunting and Freshwater Fishing - $16 (age 65 and over)

Senior Resident Combination Hunting and Saltwater Fishing - $21

Senior Resident Combination Hunting and All-Water Fishing - $26

Residents who purchase “Combo” packages specific to either salt or freshwater fishing may upgrade to the All-Water package through the purchase of the endorsement not included in the initial license package purchased.

Non-resident Licenses:

Nonresident General Hunting - $315

Non-resident Spring Turkey - $126 – Available after February 1

Non-resident Special Hunting - $132

Nonresident 5-Day Special Hunting - $48

Endorsements, stamps:

Archery Endorsement - $7

Texas Migratory Game Bird Endorsement - $7

Upland Game Bird Endorsement - $7

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) - $25, plus fulfillment fee.

Licenses can be purchased:
• in person ONLY at TPWD Law Enforcement offices and TPWD headquarters in Austin
• by phone at (800) 792-1112, #4820 or (512) 389-4820, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
• online any time – a $5 administrative fee will be charged for online orders.
For phone and online orders, a transaction receipt will be issued in lieu of a permit. Permittees should keep a record of hunting activities because 26% of crane hunters are chosen for a federal harvest survey.
Harvest Information Program (HIP) Certification - FREE.




Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tbehrcomm@gmail.com


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Lake Texoma Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Monday

Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 77

Monday Night

Rain Showers

Lo: 63

Tuesday

Thunderstorms

Hi: 68

Tuesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 62

Wednesday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 73

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 61

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 78

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 61


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 9/21: 615.61 (-1.39)



Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 16)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.68 low. Striped bass and white bass are good on live bait and topwater baits when fish are near the surface. Diving birds are marking feeding schools on the surface throughout the lake. Use sonar to mark schools along the river channel and flats. Schools are constantly moving with the bait. Largemouth bass are fair fishing Texas-rigged plastic worms and diving crankbaits in 16-28’ with some fish being caught in shallow water early in the morning. Top waters, chatter baits, and poppers are catching fish in these shallow areas. Crappie are fair on minnows by boathouses, timber and brush piles in 15-25’. Catfish are fair on cut bait, prepared bait, and live bait.