Time to prepare for the 2020-21 hunting season, first by purchasing new hunting and fishing licenses, which expired this year on August 31.
Recreational hunting and fishing licenses are available online at TPWD.texas.gov or in about 1,800 retail locations across the state, including the local places listed in this story.
Every hunter, including those from out of state, born on or after September 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Course to qualify for a license. Minimum age of certification is 9. The in-person course costs $15. People 17 and older have the option of taking the course in person or online. Visit tpwd.texas.gov/oa/HunterEd for more information.
Hunting season dates for Llano and Burnet counties are the same. More comprehensive calendars and information are available in the TPWD’s Outdoor Annual available on its website or through its mobile app.
HUNTING SEASONS IN BURNET AND LLANO COUNTIES
General: November 7-January 3
Special Late: January 4-17
Archery: October 3-November 6
September 1-November 12 and December 18-January 3
Fall: November 7-January 3
Fall (youth only): October 31-November 1 and January 4-17
Spring: April 3-May 16
Spring (youth only): March 27-28 and May 22-23
Statewide: October 31-February 28
WHERE TO PURCHASE A LICENSE LOCALLY
Best Stop, 2751 Texas 29 West, Suite A, 512-756-6900
H-E-B, 105 S. Boundary St., 512-756-6188
Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West, 512-793-2223
Spicewood General Store, 9418 Texas 71, 830-69304219
Check the TPWD’s Outdoor Annual online for regulation updates, more information on obtaining licenses, lifetime licenses, tips for safe hunting, and more. Download the guide on a smartphone as an app or in PDF form at tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual.