New Licenses On Sale Aug. 15
August 9, 2017
Editorial Staff (228 articles)

New Licenses On Sale Aug. 15

Entries for Big Time Texas Hunts also available Aug. 15

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds you new licenses for 2017-18 go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 15. They’re available through the agency’s 28 field offices, more than 50 state parks, at over 1,700 retailers across the state, and online. All current year licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire Aug. 31.

Texans can also enter Big Time Texas Hunts drawing when purchasing their license. Big Time Texas Hunts offers the chance to win any of nine exciting premium guided hunt packages, with all lodging and food included. There are packages to hunt bighorn sheep, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, alligator, waterfowl, upland game birds, wild hog and exotics.

Entries are available online for $9 each at; or for $10 each at license retailers; or by phone at (800) 895-4248. TPWD will award Lifetime Super Combo Licenses to three winners through the Lifetime License Drawing. Participants can enter for $5 per entry at license retailers or online at

Three chances to win

The first entry deadline for the three monthly drawings is Sept. 30 with the first winner drawn on October 2. Any entries not drawn will be automatically included in the next drawings on November 1 and December 1. You can also support two worthwhile causes when buying licenses by making voluntary donations of $1, $5, $10 or $20 to help support “Feeding Texas’ Hunters for the Hungry,” or the Veterans Commission’s Veterans Assistance Fund.

Donations to the Hunters for the Hungry program provides a way to donate legally harvested deer to participating processors, and this processed meat goes to local food banks. Donations to the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance program provide grants to veteran service organizations and nonprofit charitable institutions that assist veterans and their families at the community level throughout Texas.

You can get new licenses and special drawing entries or Big Time Texas Hunts entries online at; at license retailers; or by phone at (800) 895-4248. The online transaction system is available 24/7. Call center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a required $5 administrative fee for each phone or online transaction, but multiple items can be purchased during a single transaction occasion for this $5 fee.




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