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Old 08-14-2019, 07:34 PM   #1
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Just came across this tidbit of information. Effective September 1, you no longer have to have your paper hunting/fishing license on your person. You can show a picture of it on your phone or pull it up via the tpwd website.
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup...86R&Bill=HB547




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Old 08-14-2019, 07:35 PM   #2
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That was stupid anyway. I got a ticket for not having my license on me duck hunting. It was in the truck a few hundred yards away.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:36 PM   #3
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:37 PM   #4
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That was stupid anyway. I got a ticket for not having my license on me duck hunting. It was in the truck a few hundred yards away.
They have bills to pay too ya know...
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:52 PM   #5
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Last year dove season opener a buddy didn’t have a license because the only one place in town to buy one had a broken machine. He obviously should have bought one sooner. We got checked first thing in the morning and the GW assisted him in purchasing a license online. Your allowed to show proof of vehicle insurance via a picture too. In South Dakota every year when we buy a license they tell us to take a pic of it with our phone in case we get checked and can’t find a paper copy.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:57 PM   #6
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That was stupid anyway. I got a ticket for not having my license on me duck hunting. It was in the truck a few hundred yards away.
Lifetime hunting/fishing license here. Gamewardens on the Trinity gave me a ticket for no proof of fishing license. Asked them to follow me back to the ramp to the truck. "No" Then sped off in that direction. lol
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:58 PM   #7
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That was stupid anyway. I got a ticket for not having my license on me duck hunting. It was in the truck a few hundred yards away.
Now you will have to worry about dropping your phone in the water
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:02 PM   #8
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good luck tagging a deer with a picture of your tags
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:19 PM   #9
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That was stupid anyway. I got a ticket for not having my license on me duck hunting. It was in the truck a few hundred yards away.
I saw some guys wade fishing that the same thing happened to.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:03 PM   #10
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good luck tagging a deer with a picture of your tags
Truth.

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Old 08-14-2019, 10:12 PM   #11
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:25 AM   #12
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If you voluntarily hand your phone to a cop of any kind, you deserve a ticket...
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:17 AM   #13
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good luck tagging a deer with a picture of your tags
I was wondering the same, do you have to take new pic of harvest log each time u use a tag?
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:26 AM   #14
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If you voluntarily hand your phone to a cop of any kind, you deserve a ticket...
thats y i took the tpwd app off my phone. u give them access to yur pics. no thanks copper!!
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:29 AM   #15
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Word.




I got hauled to jail for fishing without a license. And I wasn't even fishin.
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:48 AM   #16
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Now that is funny.
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:52 AM   #17
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good luck tagging a deer with a picture of your tags


Just duct tape your phone to the deer. Problem solved. Be kinda hard to call your wife and tell her youre headed home though


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Old 08-15-2019, 07:05 AM   #18
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Word.




I got hauled to jail for fishing without a license. And I wasn't even fishin.
We need to hear "the rest of the story".

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Old 08-15-2019, 07:07 AM   #19
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Havent taken the time to check the wording on the "new rule", but the old rule/law stated that you had to properly fill out and attach your tag to a deer "immediately upon recovery". How do you do that if you dont have your license ?? Maybe the rule/law has changed.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:15 AM   #20
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I got hauled to jail for fishing without a license. And I wasn't even fishin.
ha ha
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:15 AM   #21
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With all the other junk people carry when hunting, how hard is it to put your license in your pocket/wallet? On the bright side, this will help those who wait till the last minute to buy a license online and don't have a paper one.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:29 AM   #22
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With all the other junk people carry when hunting, how hard is it to put your license in your pocket/wallet? On the bright side, this will help those who wait till the last minute to buy a license online and don't have a paper one.
yes, I will just keep mine in my wallet like I always have. I always have my wallet on me....sometime finding a pen that works is a problem....lol
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:45 AM   #23
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ha ha
Long story, but it involved my sisters EX pinning it on me to save his ***. I had just stopped by to see if him and his buddies had caught anything. I got my revenge. That was in 1980.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:47 AM   #24
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Now we can show an eTag sandwich!
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:44 AM   #25
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My son and I always carry what we call a "kill bag", which is zip-loc sandwich bag holding our hunting license, a small Swiss Army knife, several ink pens and a Sharpie or two, a couple of pair of disposable gloves, some zip ties and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. It works well - except the one time we mentioned it at a restaurant where we stopped to eat before a morning hunt. Someone overheard us talking about our kill bags, and we got some pretty strange/hard looks from the people at the other table.

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Old 08-15-2019, 09:50 AM   #26
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It does not count for any species that needs tags! Dah! But electronic tagging is going to happen in the next couple years.


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Old 08-15-2019, 10:01 AM   #27
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I could definitely see them going that route. Right now, I feel their estimations of harvest are a wild guess at best. They primarily go with Post-season surveys to a small sample group and then assume total harvest based on returned (not 100% return rate) surveys. With an electronic tagging system they'd have a much more realistic idea of how many deer are actually taken.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:11 PM   #28
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I do not mind taking a picture of it but......my paper license will stay in my hunting bag so it can be utilized to tag a deer when needed.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:26 PM   #29
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Just came across this tidbit of information. Effective September 1, you no longer have to have your paper hunting/fishing license on your person. You can show a picture of it on your phone or pull it up via the tpwd website.
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup...86R&Bill=HB547




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It says for fishing. What Im reading says nothing about hunting?? Sounds like you still need a paper licenses while hunting.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:31 PM   #30
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If you voluntarily hand your phone to a cop of any kind, you deserve a ticket...
What in the world do ya'll guys take pictures of? All they would see on my phone is pics of my kids and whats growing in my garden.
I think y'all worry too much about stuff.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:33 PM   #31
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I could definitely see them going that route. Right now, I feel their estimations of harvest are a wild guess at best. They primarily go with Post-season surveys to a small sample group and then assume total harvest based on returned (not 100% return rate) surveys. With an electronic tagging system they'd have a much more realistic idea of how many deer are actually taken.
Doe days were just put on in certain counties of TPWD District 7. Doe taken during this period must (read: legally required) be reported on the "My Texas Hunt Harvest" app. I suspect this will spread over the next decade.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:42 PM   #32
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Why carry a convenient small slim piece of thin waterproof paper with you to tag you deer when you can just carry this portable printer and your phone?
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:43 PM   #33
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you wrap your Apple watch around the horn. easy!
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:02 PM   #34
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Just came across this tidbit of information. Effective September 1, you no longer have to have your paper hunting/fishing license on your person. You can show a picture of it on your phone or pull it up via the tpwd website.
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup...86R&Bill=HB547




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There is always more to the story. I hope no one only reads the fist couple of post and go out and gets themselves in trouble.

Display of Licenses on a Mobile Device

Starting on September 1, 2019, it will be legal to display an image of information from TPWDs website or a photograph of a hunting, fishing, or combination license on a wireless device for the purpose of verification of possessing a valid license. You must have your physical license for any activities requiring tags.
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:28 PM   #35
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Is it that hard to put it in your wallet?
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:22 PM   #36
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There is always more to the story. I hope no one only reads the fist couple of post and go out and gets themselves in trouble.



Display of Licenses on a Mobile Device



Starting on September 1, 2019, it will be legal to display an image of information from TPWDs website or a photograph of a hunting, fishing, or combination license on a wireless device for the purpose of verification of possessing a valid license. You must have your physical license for any activities requiring tags.


Thanks for that clarification. Ive had to turn around on my way fishing somewhere before to get my license because I left it in my hunting bag. I almost forgot it en route to a small game hunt I won on Trinity River NWR last year as well. Makes sense to need it for the tags, but at least now theres some leniency.


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Old 08-15-2019, 07:24 PM   #37
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I'm all for minor rule changes like this that add a bit more common sense to the existing laws.

As stated, it appears to only be applicable for hunting/fishing not requiring the use of tags. Guess that ropes in most fishing (no keeping bull reds) and perhaps dove and other upland bird hunting.

Heck, I know a few people that have been warned for not having their license in physical possession while wade fishing. This change essentially eliminates, what used to be a minor technicality that could have resulted in a fine.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:49 PM   #38
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It says for fishing. What I’m reading says nothing about hunting?? Sounds like you still need a paper licenses while hunting.
Says HB 547 Hunting/fishing license.

No matter we all know we have to tag our deer and fill out the log anyway.

Can't see anyone getting a ticket for fishing and not having your license on you. The Wardens can make a quick call and know right away if you have a current hunting or fishing license.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:55 PM   #39
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Is it that hard to keep up with? Mine stays in my hunting back pack at all times, which goes everywhere with me.
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