With the approach of Sept. 1 dove hunts in a couple of weeks, TPWD reminds hunters and anglers across the Lone Star State that current 2018-19 licenses will expire at the end of the month on Aug. 31.

To get ready for the upcoming 2019-20 license year, TPWD began selling new licenses across the state of Texas yesterday on Thursday, Aug 15. Those new licenses will be sold to hunting and fishing enthusiasts across Texas who annually purchase more than 2.4 million licenses.

For the new hunting and fishing year, TPWD says that hunters and anglers can purchase their licenses online, by phone or in person at any of the agency’s 28 law enforcement field offices, at more than 50 Texas state parks, and at over 1,700 license retailers across the state.

Online sales will take place at www.tpwd.texas.gov/buy while phone orders can be made by calling toll free at 800-895-4248. The agency notes that the TPWD online transaction system is available 24/7 while call center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Finally, do note that there is a required $5 administrative fee for each phone or online transaction although unlimited items can be purchased during a single transaction for this $5 fee.

New License Display Options — TPWD reports in a news release that the agency has now made it easier for hunters and anglers to show proof-of-license.

For the new 2019-20 license year, the TPWD news release indicates that hunters and anglers can use an electronic image of their license as proof-of-license and show/display it in any one of three following ways.

TPWD says that those three ways include (1) an electronic photo of the license, (2) an emailed receipt, or (3) via a person’s account within the state’s license point-of-sale system, the Outdoor Annual App or the My Texas Hunt Harvest App (for hunters).

The agency points out that outdoor enthusiasts must still have a physical license for any activities that require tags and the physical federal duck stamp for waterfowl hunting.

Archery Benefit Shoot Tonight in Denison — The Rockin’ S Archery Range will be hosting a 3-D archery benefit shoot this evening, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 to raise funds and honor the memory of William Shelton’s late sister Sherry.

The range says on its Facebook page that all proceeds from tonight’s shoot will go directly to the family after its recent loss. So will funds raised by a silent auction that is also being held this evening.

The benefit shoot carries a $20 entry fee and begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. at 42 Stowers Drive in Denison. For information, please visit the Rockin’ S Archery Range Facebook page or call 903-815-2867.