Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Texas Hunting and Fishing License Fees

Texas new hunting and fishing license go on sale August 15th Statewide. Be sure and get your new license before hitting the field and waters for the new season. Don't forget to check the new regulations manual as there are some changes. You can pick them up anywhere license are sold or at TPWD offices.
Have a great season, Wild Ed

What's New for 2009-2010
License & Registration Fees:

Hunting and fishing licenses for the 2009-2010 license year go on sale August 15, 2009. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved increases to license fees. Most fees will increase by five percent. New prices for the most popular items are listed below:
Resident hunting license, $25. Senior and youth hunting licenses, $7.
Non-resident hunting license, $315.
Resident freshwater fishing package, $30. Senior freshwater package $12.
Resident saltwater fishing package, $35. Senior saltwater package, $17.
Non-resident freshwater package, $58.
Non-resident saltwater package, $63.
One-day all-water fishing license, $11 for residents, $16 for non-residents.
Super Combo all-inclusive hunting and fishing license, $68. Senior Super Combo, $32.
Lifetime hunting or fishing license, $1,000; lifetime combination license, $1,800.

Poachers are stealing from you! Help stop to illegal hunting and fishing in Texas. If you have information which will assist game wardens in apprehending persons who are violating the hunting and fishing regulations of this state, Operation Game Thief needs your help! Call immediately! Dial toll-free, 1-800-792-GAME (4263), any time, day or night and provide the following information to the Texas Parks and Wildlife police communications officer:
the nature of the violation
the location of the violation
the name and/or description of the violator
a description of any vehicle or boat involved in the violation
any other important information which will assist in apprehending the violatorIf you wish to remain anonymous, a code number will be assigned to you. You do not have to give your name if you do not want to. The more information you can provide at the earliest opportunity will increase the probability of and arrest and conviction. Report illegal hunting and fishing – call 1-800-792-GAME (4263). "This information will not be used for any purpose other than to attempt to apprehend the offender being reported."
"If this violation is currently in progress,please call 800 792-4263 (GAME) immediately."

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Sean said...

Is it just me, or did the Resident Salt Water package go down in price? Wasn't it $38.00 this past year? (28 for freshwater and 10 for salt stamp.)

Wild Ed said...

It was $33.00 and $10.00 for the stamp.

Sean said...

That's right, I forgot it went up last year also. Weird that fees like this are still going "up" when the economy is going south.

Wild Ed said...

Sean it is not so strange when you realize all the expenses TPWD has on things like kayak and canoe trails, additional game wardens and wildlife biologists that work on big ranches and wildlife management areas with hunters and fisherman funding most of these things. There are a lot of people that use TPWD properties and services but few that pay for it. That is one reason I always tell tree huggers to go buy a hunting or fishing license before they gripe about the things hunters and fisherman do because we more than pay our way.

Sean said...

You are 100% correct.

I have no problem paying for my license. I actually buy a TP&W park pass every year for the same reason.

It's just that this year, I was hoping that some of that stimulus money that was earmarked for Texas would help TP&W out, and keep our outdoor expenses down.