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Online Fishing License #10218702 08/18/14 12:09 AM
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Wow, TP&W has come a long way since I purchased my first fishing license so long Go I think it was issued on a papyrus scroll. Or was it a stone tablet?

Today, I went online and bought my license for $30 plus $5 handling fee. Worth every penny, too.

I used to go to Academy every August 15th and usually got my license from a bored, humorless teenaged cashier. It was a ritual that I endured year after year, failed joke after failed joke.

Now I just entered my driver's license and Visa number and done for another year.

You know, TP&W really should consider multi-year options, birthdate expiration days or pro-rated lifetime licenses.

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Thanks for the reminder!! Need to get mine renewed as well. Last time I got mine at Walmart and after a quick 55 minute wait I was out the door. Ridiculous. Online is the way to go for sure.

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I got mine today while shopping at Academy and saved $5.00, took 5 minutes.

Re: Online Fishing License [Re: RHP] #10219112 08/18/14 03:06 AM
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It ain't worth 5 extra bucks to me. I'll get by Academy sometime during the work week, be in and out in 5 mins.


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Doesn't the $30 version expire Aug 31?


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Originally Posted By: TitanLP2001
Doesn't the $30 version expire Aug 31?


Resident yearly freshwater only (type 231) is $30. You can start buying them Aug. 15 each year, and they expire Aug. 31 of the next year.

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Originally Posted By: Canino
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Doesn't the $30 version expire Aug 31?


Resident yearly freshwater only (type 231) is $30. You can start buying them Aug. 15 each year, and they expire Aug. 31 of the next year.


Ah, we bought the Year From Date the first of July. Didn't know the Aug 15 rule for the cheaper one.


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Re: Online Fishing License [Re: TitanLP2001] #10219272 08/18/14 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted By: TitanLP2001
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Doesn't the $30 version expire Aug 31?


Resident yearly freshwater only (type 231) is $30. You can start buying them Aug. 15 each year, and they expire Aug. 31 of the next year.


Ah, we bought the Year From Date the first of July. Didn't know the Aug 15 rule for the cheaper one.


I made this mistake as well when buying my girlfriend hers...learned on here about waiting to buy until this time of the year. The one I bought last night online expires 8/31/15.

Re: Online Fishing License [Re: RHP] #10219327 08/18/14 12:15 PM
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If you want the Senior license, you can only get the one that expires on Aug 31. Makes for a convenient money grab for the state. They really aren't that interested in selling discount licenses.

On another note, I was filling out the forms for my mail-in vehicle tag renewal and they have the nads to put a space on there to donate to the state parks. Are you kidding me? Not until we have a purple moon. We already pay a sporting goods tax that is supposed to support the state parks, the legislature just didn't bother to appropriate it to go to the park system.

Arkansas has it figured out. Their parks are pristine, entry and use of the facilities is free except the campsites, seniors, even out of state, get a discount on campsites, and the entire system is funded by 1/8 of 1% of their sales tax. There's no excuse for TPWD to be glad-handing.


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Re: Online Fishing License [Re: RHP] #10219375 08/18/14 12:58 PM
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Wasn't that many years ago, seniors 62 or maybe it was 65 YOA, it was FREE.
Well, those days are long gone.
They sure don't miss a $ on the table that's for sure



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I turn 65 in Jan. I see they don't have the option for me to buy a senior fishing license this year, so I guess I have to buy a regular license and use it for the 8 months I am 65 or over


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Was in and out of Academy in less than 5mins today. Saved 5 bucks over the internet costs!


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Re: Online Fishing License [Re: texcajun] #10220156 08/18/14 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: texcajun
Was in and out of Academy in less than 5mins today. Saved 5 bucks over the internet costs!


If I did this I would "save" five bucks and end up leaving with 30 bucks worth of lures...It's hard to go in there without picking up something I feel like I really "need".

Re: Online Fishing License [Re: RHP] #10221292 08/19/14 02:03 AM
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I know what you're saying, RobMoe. Last time I was in the Tomball store I spent $149. I wonder if there's a twelve step program for us?

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Did I read correctly that the Texoma license is only good until 12/31 in the year it is purchased??? Meaning, if I buy it now with my new fishing license, the Texoma license is only good for 4.5 months???

Seems like the state could make them run the same time frame as the fishing license itself.


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