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Old 10-31-2018, 06:05 PM   #1
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Pretty sure I already know the answer to this, but figured I would check anyways. I was a resident of TX from 01/01/18 until 05/01/18, then moved and got a CO license. However, I can't buy CO tags as a resident until I've been a resident of the state for 6 months. I have an opportunity to do some whitetail hunting in TX and was wondering if the 5 months of residency during the calendar year enables me to buy a resident hunting license or if I lost that privilege as soon as I moved? I know, likely a stupid question, but just wanted to check before I spent $315 on a non-resident general license.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:09 PM   #2
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You still know your tdl number.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:15 PM   #3
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You still know your tdl number.
Correct, however I trashed it and only carry my CO license now.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:17 PM   #4
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I think Texas is a 6 month as well.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:25 PM   #5
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Man i always decided if I ever had to move from Texas I would buy a lifetime licence before i moved. If you still have your Texas DL i would think your ok, but thats a total guess
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:23 PM   #6
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I think you'll have to present a license either way and if yours says Colorado well you know the answer.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:31 PM   #7
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Just a thought, but the license year is from September 1 to August 31, so I think you miss out on a resident license.


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Old 11-02-2018, 07:18 AM   #8
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I think Texas is a 6 month as well.
I had that problem when I moved to Texas. I wasn't here long enough to get a resident license and was told by Academy that I couldn't buy a non resident license because I had a Texas drivers license. I wasn't sure what to do. I was in the system from my previous hunts with my MI drivers license, that I no longer had because the state took it when i got my Texas license. I had them run a non resident thru my Mi license.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:31 AM   #9
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You still know your tdl number.
If you know this, purchase it online. However, they will send it to your address on record, so make sure your mail forwarding is set up through USPS.

Might want to invest in a lifetime license if you have a place to hunt here.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:19 AM   #10
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I wouldnt even worry about it.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:23 AM   #11
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I think Texas is a 6 month as well.
It is. I couldn't buy a resident hunting license when I first moved here, until I was officially in the state for 6 months.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:53 AM   #12
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https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/o...e-requirements
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:27 PM   #13
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The fine and loss of privileges will be more than $315.
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:08 PM   #14
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Just call TPWD and ask what you shoukd do. They have always been helpful.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:28 PM   #15
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There a non resident 5-day license for $50, but you can't hunt deer. Only, hogs, & exotics.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:51 PM   #16
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Man i always decided if I ever had to move from Texas I would buy a lifetime licence before i moved.
That's what I did. It's already worth its weight in gold. Literally.
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