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What Are The Odds? #7975610 09/16/20 12:39 AM
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I FINALLY was issued my temp TX driver's license this week!
The real license "supposedly" will be here in 2 weeks according to the TX DMV. It has taken me 3 1/2 months of waiting for an appt since moving back to TX from WA State.
Now the question is.... Will I be allowed to get a hunting fishing license within a couple of weeks or have to wait out 6 months? I used to laugh at the rule years ago. What inhibits a kid at Walmart giving me a combo license this week? Is there some type of Red Flag that pops up to stop me from getting a hunting/fishing license? Oddly enough, I was given my old TX Driver's license number. That was pretty cool.
I stopped looking for hunting leases a couple of months ago, and put the boat in the shop to install a trolling motor 5 weeks ago thinking I may be done for this year. Just curious to hear some opinions of what might happen when I go to the sporting goods counter soon. I'll let folks know what actually transpires when I make the attempt.


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How long have you been back in Texas?


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Re: What Are The Odds? [Re: No Choke] #7975880 09/16/20 11:17 AM
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Why not call a Texas Parks and Wildlife Office for the definitive answer or do it online and see what happens?

Folks do it online all !the time

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Re: What Are The Odds? [Re: No Choke] #7976682 09/16/20 08:04 PM
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Do it on-line. Input your TX DL # and you should have a license confirmation on the spot and ready to go. hard license will show up in a week or two in the mail

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When I moved back to Texas I gave them my old/current DL number and it came up in the system. No problems.

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Originally Posted by scalebuster
When I moved back to Texas I gave them my old/current DL number and it came up in the system. No problems.


Pretty sure it's been that way since the '80s.

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Proof that a person has lived continuously in Texas for more than six months (any three of the following):

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•the most recent tax return from the Internal Revenue Service
•a statement from a parole board or probation officer stating that the person has continuously resided in Texas for the six months immediately preceding the application for a license or permit
•a valid Texas driver’s license*
•a current Texas voter registration certificate*
•a current vehicle registration*

* issued at least six months prior to license or permit application


If they see the issuance date on your driver license, you may have a problem.

Re: What Are The Odds? [Re: fishdfly] #7977537 09/17/20 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by fishdfly
Why not call a Texas Parks and Wildlife Office for the definitive answer or do it online and see what happens?

Folks do it online all !the time

Have you tried to contact a Regional office of late? Like pulling teeth. Nobody answers. Bless their hearts...
The Austin office is the only office that appears to have a live person available and you sometimes have to wait in a que.


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3 1/2 months. give or take a week.


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Originally Posted by Always ready 2 hunt
Do it on-line. Input your TX DL # and you should have a license confirmation on the spot and ready to go. hard license will show up in a week or two in the mail


That is what I did this am. I was curious to see what a passport number was after I actually tried to put my passport number in there on the personal info section . It auto cleared it out, so that wasn't correct. HHmmm, but that is ok. My old address was onfile when my info pulled up. I simply filled in the section with my new address, put in my CC number and pressed payment/continue. Then.....Super Combo should arrive. Yippppeeee.
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Why not call a Texas Parks and Wildlife Office for the definitive answer or do it online and see what happens?

Folks do it online all !the time

Have you tried to contact a Regional office of late? Like pulling teeth. Nobody answers. Bless their hearts...
The Austin office is the only office that appears to have a live person available and you sometimes have to wait in a que.



Office in Tyler answers the phone, nice lady helps you.

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If you download the app you will have the license on your phone. you can hunt and fish with it as long as you dont need a tag.

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