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Are you HIP certified? #5918000 09/08/15 02:15 PM
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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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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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You should have gone to Walmart. They HIP certify you without asking any questions.

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But, you're right. They should just ask everyone the questions that selects the migratory endorsement


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Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan] #5918032 09/08/15 02:36 PM
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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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Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: stinkbelly] #5918040 09/08/15 02:41 PM
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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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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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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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HIP or no HIP, I ain't going to Walmart.

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Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan] #5918097 09/08/15 03:17 PM
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I bought 3 license online and was prompted each time as well.

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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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I wasn't prompted on line I checked it when I bought my public land permit.


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Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan] #5918325 09/08/15 05:18 PM
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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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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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Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan] #5918360 09/08/15 05:40 PM
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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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Originally Posted By: Stump_jumper
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..


If they don't ask the questions, what good is the survey?


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Re: Are you HIP certified? [Re: reeltexan] #5919448 09/09/15 04:15 AM
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The state could fix this issue easily by requiring HIP certification on all hunting licenses sold.
My Walmart generally does it automatically, but I don't take a chance. I have a lifetime license, so I just give them my card and DL and tell them I need my license printed and I need the HIP certification.


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Maybe on all waterfowl endorsements,but no need to put it on all Hunting licenses


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Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
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


It may not seem accurate but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relies on it so keep that in mind when answering the questions

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These estimates give biologists the information they need to make sound decisions concerning hunting seasons, bag limits, and population management.
http://www.fws.gov/hip/

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The HIP cert is such a joke and a waste of time.

Cashier: Sir how many dove did you shoot last season?
Me: I dunno a thousand....
Cashier: ok

Cashier: Sir how many dove did you shoot last season?
Buddy next in line: I dunno a thousand and one...
Cashier: ok

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Yes........never saw the point of it. scratch


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Originally Posted By: reeltexan

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.
Yep me too. Their machine was on dial up. The guy asked me if I had any other shopping to do. I said never mind. Went home printed in about 5 minutes. Never bought from a retailer since. I'll give the extra $5 to never leave home and darken the door of another WalMart.


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Bought mine online and after clicking on super combo, a screen pooped up for HIP certification. Answered the questions and good to go! 5 minutes total instead of dealing with the yahoo's at Walmart.


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Originally Posted By: Team Hillbilly
Maybe on all waterfowl endorsements,but no need to put it on all Hunting licenses


No reason not to, and lots of dove hunters don't hunt waterfowl. It doesn't matter though, it won't happen.


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Online? Maybe. I know last years, they didn't ask at Academy and I questioned them. They said they just "filled in the numbers"? Same thing this year. However, it's the hunters responsibility to make sure
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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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