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Old 08-15-2018, 10:45 AM   #1
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FYI - as of today the system is up and running. Took me about 3 minutes...
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:24 AM   #2
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Awesome yea that was quick and easy!!! sure beats waiting on sporting good store staff who don't no how to work the machines.
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:38 AM   #3
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I got the email and was all excited for a split second because I thought I won a draw hunt haha
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:39 AM   #4
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Not for me... I get the "GOF" version this year and I'll save that 5 bucks by going shopping at Academy!! I did buy mine on line last year however...
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:41 AM   #5
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Just did it. Thanks for the heads up. Faster than buying it in store.
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:42 AM   #6
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Do they mail the hard copy to you?
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:43 AM   #7
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Sure seems this comes around awful quick LOL
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:43 AM   #8
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Do they mail the hard copy to you?
Yes
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:45 AM   #9
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I don't know... walking in and standing in line and having them print up your license, checking that it is all correct, and signing right then in there... there is something to that.
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:52 AM   #10
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I don't know... walking in and standing in line and having them print up your license, checking that it is all correct, and signing right then in there... there is something to that.
having them forget to add the HIP....not realizing it till later...when your hunting... or having to have the person re-do it... priceless.


do it online again this year....aggravation = much less.
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:55 AM   #11
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My local Academy is usually pretty solid with licenses.

Went by this morning to get mine and they weren't set up like they normally are. Had 1 person working up front and no outdoor annuals. womp womp
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:02 PM   #12
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having them forget to add the HIP....not realizing it till later...when your hunting... or having to have the person re-do it... priceless.


do it online again this year....aggravation = much less.
Yeah... I know... HIP, HE#, APH endorsement, etc... just part of the experience. That and if there is a line, listening to all the hunting "experts" talk about this and that is fun too.

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Old 08-15-2018, 12:31 PM   #13
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Thanks for the reminder Jerp. I just ordered mine and it took only a few minutes. Here's the website:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:33 PM   #14
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http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=702070

Before you order online check this out!
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:50 PM   #15
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I just go to my regional office. Knowledgeable staff, because they aren’t 20 year old part time employees and the most I’ve had to wait in line is 5 mins maybe
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:52 PM   #16
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Not for me... I get the "GOF" version this year and I'll save that 5 bucks by going shopping at Academy!! I did buy mine on line last year however...


Your going to spend more than that $5 at academy Charlie.


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Old 08-15-2018, 12:55 PM   #17
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Just got mine done at Academy... wish I would have done it online.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:01 PM   #18
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ya not payin the $5 for conveneince fee nope!
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:10 PM   #19
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There's something about going to buy my hunting license in person that I still love. I don't go on day 1 though, let them get the routine down first.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:11 PM   #20
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ya not payin the $5 for conveneince fee nope!
or pay $5 in gas to go get them
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:19 PM   #21
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Buy your Big Time hunt tickets at the same time since you're already getting bent over on the fee
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:29 PM   #22
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I just ordered mine! Thank you for the reminder! I gladly pay that fee as it saves me a ton of time going to the store to buy one for me, my son and daughter. Click a few button and i'm done!
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:49 PM   #23
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or pay $5 in gas to go get them
buy a truck better on gas
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:56 PM   #24
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Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:21 PM   #25
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Tried to get my disabled vet and couldn't do it.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:27 PM   #26
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I loved the convenience. Did it today.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:44 PM   #27
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Done, very easy
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:47 PM   #28
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Should it bother me that they ask for my cc info when my balance is $0?
It does.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:43 PM   #29
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Should it bother me that they ask for my cc info when my balance is $0?
It does.
I have a lifetime license and they have a $5 fee tacked on which requires a CC. I don't mind it though. Keeps me out of Wally World and I know all the information is correct.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:21 AM   #30
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got mine. first time going the online route. wow that was easy!
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:02 AM   #31
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Got mine...no waiting in line or driving in traffic!!!
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:36 PM   #32
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Got Mine! On line is the way to go...you don't have a young person that doesn't have a clue about hunting trying to sell you something....don't forget your HIP certificate!
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:00 PM   #33
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Done, Thanks for the reminder
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:15 PM   #34
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I'll agree with the in-person crowd. I HASTE relying on the post and others to get my license to me. Most people will have no problem but undoubtedly someone will not get their license and I am sure it only gets fun from there to prove it.
Go in, read it carefully, pay, leave. I like that someone still gets paid to stand there and do something.
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:20 PM   #35
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I'll agree with the in-person crowd. I HASTE relying on the post and others to get my license to me. Most people will have no problem but undoubtedly someone will not get their license and I am sure it only gets fun from there to prove it.
Go in, read it carefully, pay, leave. I like that someone still gets paid to stand there and do something.


You can take a screen shot of the finished receipt and keep it with you on your phone. Iím pretty sure a reasonable GW would be okay with that, not to mention they can find out via their computer whether you have one or not any way.


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Old 08-16-2018, 05:25 PM   #36
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I'll still do it in person, went this morning and practically had to key it in myself. Took her about 5 minutes till she had to call a manager over to find the options I needed on the same license. All I needed was the super combo, public land permit and federal duck stamp.

I was annoyed last year cause they forgot my HIP cert on my original license so they printed it on another sheet. Had to cram 2 licenses into my wallet when it should've just been one.

Always fun when theres a line and getting questioned about the birds I bagged last year and people getting aggravated when they ask me where I shot them.

My response is always one of two answers, lake x or over the decoys
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:28 PM   #37
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bought mine and kids. so ready.
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:38 PM   #38
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149$ later and got it all taken care of without having to deal with a line at the store and having to take a half day at work to go in to get my crane permit.
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:57 PM   #39
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Thanks OP.... I would have forgotten until friday night before dove opener.
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