Lifetime Licenses

Lifetime licenses are available to Texas residents only. Residents may buy hunting and fishing licenses valid for the lifetime of the license holder. Non-residents are not eligible for lifetime licenses.

Lifetime License Packages
License Package Eligibility Item Fee Availability
Lifetime Resident Combination Hunting & Fishing Package Texas resident 980 $1,800 By application
Lifetime Resident Hunting Package Texas resident 981 $1,000 By application
Lifetime Resident Fishing Package Texas resident 982 $1,000 By application
Lifetime Resident Hunting Upgrade to Combo Package Lifetime Resident Hunting License holder 983 $800 By application
Lifetime Resident Fishing Upgrade to Combo Package Lifetime Resident Fishing License holder 984 $800 By application

Applications for Lifetime Licenses

  • Download a PDF application
  • Call TPWD at (800) 792-1112, #4820#
  • Lifetime license applications can only be processed at Law Enforcement office or TPWD Austin Headquarters.

Lifetime License Endorsements and Tags

Lifetime License Tags
License Tags Eligibility Item Fee Availability
Lifetime Combo License Tags Lifetime Resident Combo License holder 990 Free By request
Lifetime Hunting License Tags Lifetime Resident Hunting License holder 991 Free By request
Lifetime Fishing License Tags Lifetime Resident Fishing License holder 992 Free By request

Endorsement and Tag Details

  • A lifetime license includes all state endorsements other than the Reptile and Amphibian endorsement.
  • Lifetime license holders are not exempt from the Federal Duck Stamp requirement.
  • Lifetime licenses are not valid for commercial fur trapping or for other commercial fishing and hunting uses.
  • Lifetime tags may be obtained at retailers each year at no additional fee.

Requesting Tags for Existing Lifetime License Holders

Beginning August 15th of each license year, existing lifetime license holders may obtain current year tags immediately, at no fee. Tags can be obtained two ways:

Lifetime License Drawing

Enter to win a Lifetime Super Combo license in TPWD's Lifetime License Drawing.

Lifetime License Drawing
Drawing Entry Eligibility Item Fee Availability
Lifetime Super Combo License Drawing Entry Texas resident 17 years or older 440 $5 Buy online or Find a retailer