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How to Get a Hunting License in Texas

How to Get a Hunting License in Texas

Here’s what you need to know about Texas hunting licenses

Where to buy:

Recreational hunting licenses and stamp endorsements are available at Texas Parks and Wildlife offices, online, and at Texas hunting license agents like sporting goods stores and other sport-related retailers.

Buying Texas Hunting Licenses online: (additional $5 fee). You can also purchase over the phone: (800)-792-1112 or (512)-389-4800 (additional $5 fee).

Guides & Outfitters:

Commercial Licenses, those for holders who are making money from the hunt, must be purchased at a TPWD office or the Austin headquarters.

Residents v. Non-Residents:

Stamps and licenses are available to both residents and non-residents. A resident is someone who has resided in Texas for more than 6 months and provides proof of residency (see below).

Active Duty Military:

You and your dependents, regardless of residency, are eligible for resident licenses in the state of Texas.


Residents - $25
Non-Residents - $315
Youth (16 and under) and Seniors (65 and over) - $7
Lifetime Licenses - $1000
Commercial - Ranges, here’s the pricelist

Additional Permit & Endorsement Prices

  • Completion of Hunter’s Education Training Courses, available online for hunters over 17
  • Social security number
  • For Residents, proof of residency (3 of the following):
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Current voter registration certificate
    • Current vehicle registration
    • Current property tax statement
    • 6 months of recent utility bills
    • 6 months of recent paystubs
    • Recent income tax return

If you plan to hunt with a guide, start researching Texas Hunting Outfitters now so that they can help you select the license and endorsements needed for your particular hunting trip.

For more about obtaining a hunting license in the state of Texas, visit the TPWD website.

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