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#5918000 - 09/08/15 09:15 AM Are you HIP certified?
reeltexan Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 2300
Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

I bought my licenses online as I have for years.
In the past, I was prompted in that process to answer the Harvest Information questions, therefore being Certified.

This year, no prompt.

Now I look at my license and it says "HIP Certification Required"
What?
If it's required then the license should not have printed, right?

What is going on?
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#5918001 - 09/08/15 09:18 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
#Hayraker Offline
Chihuahua

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11669
Loc: Texas
You are only asked the questions if you click the box indicating you want it. It's not that hard really.
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#5918006 - 09/08/15 09:21 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
stinkbelly Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 6819
Loc: Parker County, Tx
You should have gone to Walmart. They HIP certify you without asking any questions.
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#5918007 - 09/08/15 09:21 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
#Hayraker Offline
Chihuahua

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11669
Loc: Texas
But, you're right. They should just ask everyone the questions that selects the migratory endorsement
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#5918032 - 09/08/15 09:36 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
garrett Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/19/06
Posts: 10287
Originally Posted By: reeltexan

I bought my licenses online as I have for years.
In the past, I was prompted in that process to answer the Harvest Information questions, therefore being Certified.

This year, no prompt.

Now I look at my license and it says "HIP Certification Required"
What?
If it's required then the license should not have printed, right?

What is going on?


I bought 4 licenses online this year and was prompted every time...you did something wrong, but its not to late to fix your heathen ways up
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#5918040 - 09/08/15 09:41 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: stinkbelly]
Hunt Dog Offline
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Registered: 11/25/13
Posts: 707
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
You should have gone to Walmart. They HIP certify you without asking any questions.


Not here in Greenville. The girl at the Wal-Mart here in normally very good but this year she got frazzled and forgot to ask me. Then she had to go do a re-print to show that I am HIP certified.

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#5918086 - 09/08/15 10:13 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1706
I noticed this as well, Cabelas didn't ask how many birds I took, thought it was weird but it is on my license so oh well.
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#5918090 - 09/08/15 10:14 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: stinkbelly]
beaversnipe Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
You should have gone to Walmart. They HIP certify you without asking any questions.


Yes.

And that hip is a joke anyway

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#5918092 - 09/08/15 10:15 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 2300
Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

HIP or no HIP, I ain't going to Walmart.

Online is the ONLY way to fly.
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#5918097 - 09/08/15 10:17 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
Leonardo Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 4662
Loc: Wise County
I bought 3 license online and was prompted each time as well.

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#5918256 - 09/08/15 11:35 AM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
ALM TXhunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/17/13
Posts: 154
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Originally Posted By: reeltexan

I bought my licenses online as I have for years.
In the past, I was prompted in that process to answer the Harvest Information questions, therefore being Certified.

This year, no prompt.

Now I look at my license and it says "HIP Certification Required"
What?
If it's required then the license should not have printed, right?

What is going on?


I think they tweaked the online system in the past years. I had a similar experience last year. I thought I was HIP certified but found out otherwise once the temp. license stuff printed. So I had to login back to my account and was charged an online processing fee just to register for free HIP.

As I remember, before you would get a prompt which would take you directly to the HIP stuff and then you would be registered. Now you get a prompt but it does not take you directly to it. So you have to 'shop again' and select HIP and then answer questions.

This is my experience, although I may be missing a few details.

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#5918323 - 09/08/15 12:16 PM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
Barny Topwater Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 2442
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
I wasn't prompted on line I checked it when I bought my public land permit.
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#5918325 - 09/08/15 12:18 PM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 2300
Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

Here's what TPWD said about it:

"Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail correspondence. We appreciate hearing from our customers.

When purchasing a license online, you have to go back to the HUNTING category once you've put the hunting license in your cart. There is a prompt that says "If you intend to hunting migratory game birds, go back to the hunting category and select item 137, the HIP Certification." The survey is something that you have to physically go back and add to your cart, it does not automatically pop up for you to fill out."

It used to pop up. I guess it was too easy the other way.
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#5918353 - 09/08/15 12:37 PM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: stinkbelly]
Stump_jumper Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 1264
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
You should have gone to Walmart. They HIP certify you without asking any questions.
last year I had to carry 2 pieces of paper because Wal Mart screwed up my HIP cert..

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#5918360 - 09/08/15 12:40 PM Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 2300
Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

The last time I went to Walmart they ran two different "employees" back there, neither one could even operate the machinery.

I left without a license.
Went home, printed one off in two minutes...


...'nuff said.
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