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#5761601 - 01/25/11 04:08 PM can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired?
SONFISH Offline
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Like the topic says, Can you renew your fishing license with an expired D/L?
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#5761657 - 01/25/11 04:19 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: SONFISH]
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no
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#5761672 - 01/25/11 04:21 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: SONFISH]
cob Online   content
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Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 260
Loc: Central Texas
Yes sir. Driving is not a requirement for fishing.Social Security # is a must.

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#5761713 - 01/25/11 04:28 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Carlos Martinez]
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YES,NO..... hrmmmm i was thinking the same thing.....still not sure... i will go by the majority.... more help please.. thanks
Originally Posted By: RockwallBassMan
no

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#5761736 - 01/25/11 04:33 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: SONFISH]
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Yes, you sure can, provided you don;t have any back child support payments or warrants out showing up at the State level,
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#5761738 - 01/25/11 04:33 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: SONFISH]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 35325
Loc: Houston, TX
Just go by Academy or other retailer who sells them. Do you have your expired license? If so, just take that with you. Or memorize you driver's license number and go in and give it to the cashier. You're already in TP&WD's puter so either method will work.

They can even look you up by your last name and address.
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#5761782 - 01/25/11 04:42 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: fouzman]
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located here is everything you need to know regarding licensing in Texas....



Where to Get Information and Licenses

Recreational hunting and fishing licenses and stamp endorsements are available at approximately 1,700 locations throughout the state in addition to the offices listed below. These locations include sporting goods stores, gun shops, department stores, discount stores, bait and tackle shops, grocery stores, and many other types of stores. Some commercial hunting and fishing licenses are available ONLY at the Austin Headquarters and offices listed below. For added convenience, recreational licenses may be purchased by phone or through the Internet with approved Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. A $5 administrative fee will be charged for those sales. Many licenses may be purchased for immediate use except where tagging is required, i.e., deer and turkey.

Buying Licenses

On-line License Sales
Licenses by Phone: Call (800) TX LIC 4 U (800-895-4248) — 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, closed Saturday, Sunday and most holidays.
Local License Sales
Information

(800) 792-1112 (toll-free) or (512) 389-4800 — 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday, Sunday and most holidays.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters — 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Regional & Field Law Enforcement Offices

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Please be advised, at this time TPWD offices are unable to accept credit cards for all boat/outboard motor transactions.

Abilene — 281 N. Willis, Abilene, TX 79603; 325/673-3333
Amarillo — 203 W. Eighth, Suite 200, Amarillo, TX 79101; 806/379-8900
Austin (Headquarters) — 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744; 512/389-4828
Beaumont — 5550-K Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77708; 409/892-8666
Brownsville — 5460 Paredes Line Road, Suite 201, Brownsville, TX 78526; 956/546-1952
Brownwood — 301 Main St., Suite D, Brownwood, TX 76801; 325/646-0440
College Station — 12815 FM 2154 (Wellborn Road), Suite 160, College Station, TX 77845; 979/696-4148
Corpus Christi — 5541 Bear Lane, Suite 232, Corpus Christi, TX 78405; 361/289-5566
El Paso — 401 East Franklin, Suite 520, El Paso, TX 79901; 915/834-7050
Fort Worth — 5400 Airport Freeway, Suite E, Fort Worth, TX 76117; 817/831-3128
Freeport — (9 a.m.–1 p.m.) — 210 W. First Street, Suite C, Freeport, TX 77541; 979/233-7968 (boat registration not available at Freeport office)
Garland — 346 Oaks Trail, Suite 100, Garland, TX 75043; 972/226-9966
Houston (North) — 350 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77060; 281/931-6471
Houston (South) — 10101 Southwest Freeway, Suite 206, Houston, TX 77074; 713/779-8977
Kerrville — 309 Sidney Baker South, Kerrville, TX 78028; 830/257-7611
LaMarque — 14037 Delany Road, LaMarque, TX 77568; 409/933-1947
Laredo — 5119 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo, TX 78041; 956/718-1087
Lubbock — 1702 Landmark Lane, Suite 1, Lubbock, TX 79415; 806/761-4930
Lufkin — Old Texas Plaza, 4100 S. Medford Drive, Suite 204B, Lufkin, TX 75901; 936/632-1311
Midland — 4500 W. Illinois, Suite 307, Midland, TX 79703; 432/520-4649
Mount Pleasant — 212 S. Johnson, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455; 903/572-7966
Rockport — 715 S. Highway 35, Rockport, TX 78382; 361/790-0312
Rusk — 580 W. Sixth St., Rusk, TX 75785; 903/683-2511
San Angelo — 3407 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, TX 76903; 325/651-4844
San Antonio — 858 W. Rhapsody, San Antonio, TX 78216-2600; 210/348-7375
Temple — 3615 South General Bruce Drive, Temple, TX 76504; 254/778-8913
Tyler — 3330 S. Southwest Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701; 903/534-0388
Victoria — 2805 N. Navarro, Suite 600-A, Victoria, TX 77901; 361/575-6306
Waco — 1601 E. Crest Drive, Waco, TX 76705; 254/867-7951
Wichita Falls — 100 FreMar Valley, Wichita Falls, TX 76301; 940/723-7327
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Edited by fouzman (01/25/11 04:47 PM)
Edit Reason: corrected TPWD's website
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#5761804 - 01/25/11 04:45 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: lakeman]
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Originally Posted By: lakeman
Yes, you sure can, provided you don;t have any back child support payments or warrants out showing up at the State level,


I saw a fella get picked up one time in WM by the local authorities. The cashier and manager kept stalling for about 15 minutes while he, and several others behind him, were waiting to get a fishing or hunting license. I don't know what popped up on the screen when they scanned his driver's license, but I'm guessing it wasn't very good.

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#5761842 - 01/25/11 04:50 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Bobby-Catfishing]
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Loc: Houston, TX
I've seen them do that at the tax-assessor/collector's office, but they only had to stall for maybe 1-2 mins before a couple dudes walked up and cuffed 'em. Of course it helps if you have a ton of LE in the building.

I'll bet the guy you saw go down had warrant(s). bad ones.
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#5761882 - 01/25/11 04:58 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: fouzman]
William64 Offline
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Registered: 07/29/09
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If you don't have a DL then you'll probably need a Texas ID card. I had to get one for my son, after he was caught by the GW without a pictured ID.


Edited by William64 (01/25/11 05:37 PM)
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#5761926 - 01/25/11 05:06 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Bobby-Catfishing]
Smithaven Online   content
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Posts: 1343
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It depends on the clerk. Clerks are supposed to ask for valid ID. Is an expired license a valid ID? Some could care less while others will not issue a license. The same applies to cashing a check. In all the hundreds of licenses I issued I never got a terminal message telling me a warrant was issued. There is no place in the screen format for that, so it must be a special screen. I too wonder what popped up to notify the clerk to stall for the police.
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#5762047 - 01/25/11 05:35 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Smithaven]
Randy Harrell Offline
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Registered: 03/30/10
Posts: 1268
Loc: Winnsboro, Tx
I did this year at Walmart. I did not realize it at the time, as I never really pay attention to my DL. My DL expired 8/6/2010. I bought the Fishing license the last day of August. They didn't even ask about it.

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#5762209 - 01/25/11 06:10 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Randy Harrell]
Bill Waldschmidt Offline
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I highly doubt your Academy or WalMart cashier is going to notice that your license is expired, and they're even less likely to care.

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#5762280 - 01/25/11 06:26 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Bill Waldschmidt]
john h Offline
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Registered: 07/16/07
Posts: 1437
Loc: Arlington, Tex
Have you considered renewing your DL?

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#5763019 - 01/25/11 09:04 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: john h]
SONFISH Offline
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Registered: 07/28/06
Posts: 1246
Loc: GGP
already renewed it with confirmation, but they still havent sent me my new hard license....weird... they said sometimes austin gets tied up and takes some time for them to get it out... was just asking, because i fish every year... would hate to miss out on some good fishing days because of the system lag...

thank you for all of everyones info.... very helpful.... most apreciated!
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#5763642 - 01/25/11 11:11 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Smithaven]
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Posts: 891
Loc: College Station , TX
Originally Posted By: Smithaven
It depends on the clerk. Clerks are supposed to ask for valid ID. Is an expired license a valid ID? Some could care less while others will not issue a license. The same applies to cashing a check. In all the hundreds of licenses I issued I never got a terminal message telling me a warrant was issued. There is no place in the screen format for that, so it must be a special screen. I too wonder what popped up to notify the clerk to stall for the police.
An expired license is not a valid id if someone wants to get ugly with you.
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#5763858 - 01/26/11 06:00 AM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: SONFISH]
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All you have to do is show em your old fishing license and they will renew it. They've never asked me for a DL.
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#5764537 - 01/26/11 09:52 AM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: KingwoodCat]
little fisherman Offline
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Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 599
Loc: Trinity Texas
if you renewed your dl then if they ask you can show them the paper lic that they give you or did you do it online if so don't know but i would think it shouldn't matter if your dl is expired or not to get a fishing lic all they do is take it and scan it in the computer and the info is transferred to the state computer should show up valid id same thing if you get stopped with the expired dl if you renewed when the police scan the lic it will show up valid id expires such and such date so should not be a problem
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#5764591 - 01/26/11 10:03 AM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: little fisherman]
tincan86 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 863
Loc: Kyle Tx
Im 25 and tried buying a can of snuff, got carded and the lady wouldnt sell it to me due to my liecnce being expired, had paper work shpowing I had renewed and everything. sent my wife into the store to buy it, the old lady(nice way of putting it) still wouldnt sell it to her. I was very grouchy after that. It all depends on the clerk
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#5764621 - 01/26/11 10:08 AM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: tincan86]
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Loc: College Station , TX
Yes, a friend of mine had been given a check for some work he done. Went to the payee's bank with his license that expired two days earlier and they would not cash it because, of an expired license.
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#5765345 - 01/26/11 12:35 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Hawg Dawg]
SoonerDG Offline
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Registered: 02/15/02
Posts: 1186
Loc: Joshua, TX
In the two examples above the clerk could actually go to jail. Though it's not against the law to sell to someone with an invalid ID, if it turned out that you were not eligible to purchase the tobacco (i.e. you were under age) or the check was not yours the clerk would not be covered if they accepted an expired driver's license as ID. It's the same with alcohol. If a minor presents you with a fake ID that looks valid you're still covered. But, if you sell to a minor based on an invalid or expired ID you're in big trouble. The TABC and BATF actually run stings using these very same scenarios to catch places selling to minors. Since the purpose of seeing your ID for a fishing license is simply to establish residency and there really aren't any criminal consequenses for selling a fishing license they are usually quite a bit more lenient. However, if some clerk is having a bad day and wants to throw their weight around a little they could refuse to sell it.


Edited by SoonerDG (01/26/11 12:36 PM)
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#5765738 - 01/26/11 02:14 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: SoonerDG]
swampcat Offline
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Registered: 03/11/08
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Loc: San Antone
It took almost 2 months for my renewed DL (did it online) to show up in the mail. I drove across the country with a piece of paper saying it was my temp, but only good for about 45 days??

Austin is super slow....

Academy gal asked for my DL when I got mine.

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#5768022 - 01/26/11 10:19 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: swampcat]
SONFISH Offline
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so yes or no.... lol
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#5768198 - 01/26/11 11:21 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: SONFISH]
Stogie Offline
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They dont like to but I have gotten one before.
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#5771510 - 01/27/11 07:20 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Stogie]
Jason4x4s Offline
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Registered: 09/02/10
Posts: 100
Loc: Houston, TX
It also depend on who is servicing you. Some are cool and understand the situation and some just dont give a [censored].


A while back my dad moved here and he still have an out of state license so this one guy was charging him out-of-state 1 year license fee. We went to a different location and this nice guy asked for the address he was staying at and charged him normal fee.

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#5771550 - 01/27/11 07:32 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: SONFISH]
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Take your old one so you have the picture - and the paper one showing its been renewed and you should be good.
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#5773161 - 01/28/11 09:40 AM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: William64]
Knot at work Offline
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Registered: 08/20/06
Posts: 4561
Loc: Allen, Texas
Wow..I had NO idea they actually could see warrants when trying to get a fishin license...They had mine printed out at Academy so fast I didnt think they had time to check somethin like that

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#5773828 - 01/28/11 01:15 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: Knot at work]
Bill Waldschmidt Offline
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Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: Knot at work
Wow..I had NO idea they actually could see warrants when trying to get a fishin license...They had mine printed out at Academy so fast I didnt think they had time to check somethin like that


They don't, not in Texas

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#5831553 - 02/10/11 02:33 PM Re: can you renew your fishing license if you Drivers License is expired? [Re: William64]
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Registered: 06/07/05
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rule book says you must have a valid id on you at all times when hunting or fishing. They don't care witch and will site you for not having it. Don't need it to buy it I don't think but don't get caught fishing without it..


Edited by gonecatching (02/10/11 02:33 PM)
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