Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Presenter: Robin Riechers

Digital Tagging System
May 27, 2021

I.      Executive Summary: With this item, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff seeks to brief the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on a pilot program to offer recreational hunters and anglers the option to purchase a digital license with digital tags.

II.     Discussion: TPWD currently allows a recreational hunter or angler the ability to hunt and fish with a digital copy of the respective license stored on a device. However, for tagged animals or fish (such as deer, turkeys, or red drum) tags from an individual’s physical license are still required. TPWD is currently exploring a pilot program to allow for the issuance of a digital license that would have digital tags. An individual who chooses this license would tag animals or fish such as deer, turkeys, or red drum with an app on a mobile device.