texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Geaux Deep, Bent, Cobe, dadgumson, turkeythug36
67224 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 103,961
bill oxner 72,817
stxranchman 56,396
SnakeWrangler 53,367
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,091
Gravytrain 39,222
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics434,917
Posts6,541,937
Members67,224
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Why the wait? #7755887 02/25/20 01:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 444
D
Duke107 Offline OP
Bird Dog
OP Offline
Bird Dog
D
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 444
Does anyone know/understand the reasoning behind TPWD's decision to make a new resident wait six months to get a license?

Re: Why the wait? [Re: Duke107] #7755923 02/25/20 02:14 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 973
P
papa45 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
P
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 973
I presume it's to ensure you are really a resident, not someone who just drove into town and claims to be a resident to get a lower license fee. Same thing for college tuition and probably some other things as well.

Re: Why the wait? [Re: Duke107] #7755935 02/25/20 02:32 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,233
D
Dry Fire Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
D
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,233
Once you obtain a TX driver's license, how do they know?


After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F
Re: Why the wait? [Re: Duke107] #7755958 02/25/20 02:56 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 26,677
T
txtrophy85 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 26,677
Too many transient workers wanting cheap tags


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Why the wait? [Re: Dry Fire] #7757045 02/26/20 05:45 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 317
K
kk66 Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
K
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 317
Originally Posted by Dry Fire
Once you obtain a TX driver's license, how do they know?



The driver's license will show when it was obtained, and the DPS database will also show when the
DL in the previous state was surrendered. They obviously aren't going to check this when you go to buy a license, but TPW could find out if they later wanted to comb the databases and prosecute someone. There was a case that made the news a year or two ago where one of the western states prosecuted someone for applying for resident sheep tags when they hadn't met the time period to be a "resident".

Last edited by kk66; 02/26/20 05:47 PM.
Re: Why the wait? [Re: Duke107] #7757179 02/26/20 08:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 412
F
Fitzwho Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
F
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 412
kk66,

That was a licensed outfitter from AZ. He rented a house just inside of Utah. Technically he had made the proper time period. He had a very high point total as a non-resident, but not max points as NR and beyond max points for Residents. His problem arose when after he drew the tag and killed the ram, he immediately broke the lease on the rent house and "moved" back to AZ. When they looked into it, he had only spent a total of like 6 nights in the house.

This is a big deal and a serious problem in western states with draw tags. Truthully I don't think TPW would hurt all that much from not having that 6 month requirment. Especially since they cut out license requirements for hogs altogether and have the reduced price exotic license.

Re: Why the wait? [Re: Duke107] #7757437 02/27/20 01:44 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 971
B
Blank Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
B
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 971
Almost every state has a similar waiting period, some as much as 12 months. Requirements include changing drivers licenses, bringing in phone, utility, or property tax documents. There are a lot of things which vary for res vs. nones besides just the hunting and fishing benefits. Income tax, welfare, financial aid, or college tuition just to name a few.

Re: Why the wait? [Re: Duke107] #7758242 02/27/20 10:18 PM
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 444
D
Duke107 Offline OP
Bird Dog
OP Offline
Bird Dog
D
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 444
I'm originally from SC and have been in Virginia the last 11 years. Neither of those states have that requirement, so I just thought it a bit odd.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3