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AUSTIN — New Texas hunting and fishing licenses go on sale Aug. 15.

Current licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire Aug. 31, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

TPWD issues about 2.1 million hunting and fishing licenses annually through the agency’s 28 field offices and more than 58 state parks and 1,600 retailers across Texas. Licenses also may be purchased online at or by calling (800) 895-4248 with a $5 convenience fee required for each transaction.

Call center hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The online transaction system is available 24/7.

A transaction receipt may be printed at the time of purchase for online and a confirmation number is provided for phone orders, and the physical license is mailed separately. Confirmation numbers will verify that a license has been purchased, which is sufficient for dove hunting, but will not allow hunters to take fish or wildlife that require a tag, according to TPWD.