Hunting Endorsements

The following endorsements are included with the Lifetime Resident Combo Package and the Lifetime Resident Hunting License. They are not required for any hunter (resident or non-resident) under 17 years of age.

  • Archery Endorsement (Item 135)
  • Migratory Game Bird Endorsement (Item 168)
  • Upland Game Bird Endorsement (Item 167)

The following endorsements are required if applicable to your specific activity

  • Reptile and Amphibian Endorsement (Item 178)
  • Federal Duck Stamp (Item 138)

Archery Endorsement

Required for the following:

  • Hunt game animals during an Archery-Only open season
  • Hunt deer at any time in Collin, Dallas, Grayson, or Rockwall counties
Archery Endorsement
Endorsement Eligibility Item Fee Availability
Archery Hunting Endorsement Texas resident and non-resident 135 $7 Buy online or Find a retailer

Texas Migratory Game Bird Endorsement

Required for the following:

  • Hunt any migratory game bird (waterfowl, coot, rail, gallinule, snipe, dove, sandhill crane, and woodcock)
  • In combination with a Federal Duck Stamp and HIP Certification for waterfowl hunters 16 years of age and older

A free Federal Sandhill Crane Hunting Permit is required to hunt sandhill cranes. The Sandhill Crane permit is available at TPWD Law Enforcement offices, online, or by calling (800) 792-1112 #4820#.

Texas Migratory Game Bird Endorsement
Endorsement Eligibility Item Fee Availability
Texas Migratory Game Bird Endorsement Texas resident and non-resident 168 $7 Buy online or Find a retailer

Upland Game Bird Endorsement

Required to hunt turkey, pheasant, quail, or chachalaca.

Non-residents who purchase the Non-resident Spring Turkey License are exempt.

May not be used to hunt turkey with a Non-resident Special Hunting License (Item 107) or a Non-resident 5-Day Special Hunting License (Item 157).

Upland Game Bird Endorsement
Endorsement Eligibility Item Fee Availability
Upland Game Bird Endorsement Texas resident and non-resident 167 $7 Buy online or Find a retailer

Federal Duck Stamp
(Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp)

Required for all waterfowl hunters 16 years of age or older. A valid hunting license, HIP Certification, and Texas Migratory Game Bird endorsement are also required.

Available at most U.S. Post offices, TPWD Law Enforcement offices, Austin headquarters, and all license retailers. Must be signed on its face by the hunter. If the federal duck stamp is not received within 30 days of purchase, call (800) 792-1112, #4820#.

Federal Duck Stamp
Endorsement Eligibility Item Fee Availability
Federal Duck Stamp Texas resident and non-resident 138 $25 plus fulfillment Buy online or Find a retailer

Reptile and Amphibian Endorsement

Required for any person to capture indigenous reptiles or amphibians on the shoulder of a public road or any unpaved area of a public right of way.

Reptile and Amphibian Endorsement
Endorsement Eligibility Item Fee Availability
Reptile and Amphibian Endorsement Texas resident and non-resident 178 $10 Buy online or Find a retailer