Time to Renew Texas Hunting & Fishing License




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.

 




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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 78

Sunday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 62

Monday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 79

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 60

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 79

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 55

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 75

Wednesday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 58


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 3/3: 402.71 (-0.29)



Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Feb. 28)

GOOD. Water Stained; 61 degrees; 0.24 feet below pool. Bass are all over the place with a good shallow bite and nice catches offshore fish utilizing live scope. Shallow fish are best on moving baits like chatterbaits and spinnerbaits and some minus ones in 1-3 feet. Edge of grass in 1-4 feet of water is still producing with ViperXP Jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Grass in 1-4 ft best . Wacky rigs are good near edge of grass. Water temp is 56-66 depending on your location. Murky east and west but clear in the mid lake areas. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Bass are in the shallows working streamers are working in 1-8 feet. Clousers should produce good results around structure. Crappie will be moving towards the banks, small patterns like wooly buggers are a good bet. Bream will also move to warmer water, a wooly bugger would be a good choice. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. The crappie on Lake Fork are spread out all over the different depths on the lake right now. You can still catch some fish out deep in 50 plus feet of water, you can catch fish up in 2 feet of water and all the depth in between. Not seeing huge numbers of fish concentrated in any specific depth yet as these fish are moving towards spawning areas. We have been seeing bigger fish this past week being caught like we normally do in the springtime. The bite should get hotter and hotter in less than 20 feet deep areas as water temperature rise over the next few weeks. With tons of rain the last few weeks the water is stained in most areas and muddy way up north close to the runoff and feeder creek areas. Chartreuse hand ties are working well for fish deeper than 25 feet right now and black and chartreuse soft plastics are working well on shallower fish where the water is more stained. Minnows will still work as well. The catfish bite is really good around roosting trees on the north ends of the lake. Timber in 13-18 feet is best and look for the birds

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