Official Texas Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Buy licenses online.
Purchase official Texas hunting & fishing licenses, tags, permits and stamps on the Texas License Connection sales website txfgsales.com. A $5 administrative fee will be charged for online transactions. See available licenses.
Not all items purchased online are fully digital licenses. Find information on fully digital licenses here.
Buy licenses at a retailer near you.
Official Texas recreational hunting & fishing licenses, tags, permits and stamps are available at approximately 1,700 locations throughout the state in addition to TPWD offices and Texas State Parks. Retail locations include sporting goods stores, gun shops, department stores, discount stores, bait and tackle shops, grocery stores, and many other types of stores.
Order by phone: (800) 895-4248 Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST. A $5 administrative fee will be charged for phone transactions. Closed for most state holidays.
Some commercial hunting and fishing licenses are available only at the Austin Headquarters and Law Enforcement Offices.
Digital versus Printed (Paper) Licenses.
Not all items purchased online are fully digital licenses. If a license has a digital option, you will be asked to choose whether you want a Printed (Paper) or Digital license. If you choose a Printed (Paper) license that includes tags, or if the license you purchase is only available in Printed (Paper) format, you must use the paper license tags that will be sent in the mail on harvested animals that require tagging. Find more information on fully digital licenses here.
What do your hunting & fishing license fees fund?
100% of your hunting and fishing license fees go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for on-the-ground conservation efforts that help make Texas one of the best places in the country to hunt and fish. Fish stocking, wildlife management, habitat restoration, land conservation, and Texas Game Wardens are just some of the initiatives funded in part by your license fees. Thank you for your support of outdoor recreation and conservation.
View your licenses and purchase history in the Outdoor Annual mobile app.
You can now use a mobile device to show proof of hunting and fishing licenses for activities that do not require tagging or physical stamps. Just enter your license information in the Outdoor Annual mobile app “Licenses” section of the app.
Physical license and tags are required for hunting and fishing activities that require tags, such as deer and turkey.Available Free on iOS and Android
Enter to win a lifetime license.
The Lifetime License Drawing is your chance to win a Lifetime Super Combo License ($1,800 value) that lets you hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license. There are 3 chances to win and $5 entries are on sale from now until November 30. Enter early for your best chance to win.
See answers to commonly asked license questions, including how you can make a voluntary donation to Hunters for the Hungry or the Fund for Veterans Assistance. For general license questions, please call TPWD Headquarters in Austin at (800) 792-1112 or (512) 389-4800. Staff is available to help answer questions Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Standard Time.