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Subtitle A. Hunting And Fishing Licenses

Contents

Chapter 41. Reciprocal Hunting And Fishing Privileges

Section  41.003.  Reciprocal License Agreements: Border States.

(a) The director shall negotiate for the commission with the proper representatives of each state having a common border with Texas to allow reciprocal fishing and migratory waterfowl hunting on rivers and lakes on the common boundary between Texas and the border state.

(b)  An agreement must provide that a resident of the border state who has a sport fishing license or a hunting license issued by the border state may fish or hunt migratory waterfowl on rivers and lakes of the common border, and a Texas resident holding a Texas license is extended equal privileges. A person who holds a nonresident sport fishing license or a nonresident hunting license issued by this state or a border state may be extended the same privileges as those extended a resident license holder under this subsection.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 25, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.



Section  41.004.  Reciprocal Agreements Proclaimed.

An agreement under Section 41.003 is not effective until the commission by proclamation has approved it.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 26, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.



Section  41.005.  Termination Of Reciprocal License Agreement.

An agreement under Section 41.003 of this code may be terminated by the commission at any time after 90 days from the day notice of the termination is given to each border state that is a party to the agreement.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975.



Section  41.006.  Regulations For Reciprocal License Agreements.

(a) The commission may make regulations conforming to an agreement under Section 41.003 of this code for the conservation of fish and wildlife.

(b)  A regulation may be adopted only at a meeting of the commission in Austin, and any interested person is entitled to be heard at the meeting.

(c)  Regulations adopted by the commission or issued by the director, when authorized by the commission to issue regulations, take effect 20 days after their adoption or issuance or as otherwise specified in the regulations.

(d)  After adoption of a regulation, a copy shall be numbered and filed in the office of the commission. Other copies shall be filed with the secretary of state, sent to the county clerk and county attorney in each county affected by the regulation, sent to the appropriate agency in the border state to which the agreement applies, and sent to each employee of the department who performs duties in a county affected by the regulation.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 27, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.



Section  41.008.  Reciprocal License Agreements: Any Other State.

The department may agree with any other state to license sport hunting and fishing by residents of the other state at the same fee as Texas residents are licensed if the other state licenses Texas residents at the same fee as residents of the other state are licensed.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975.

Chapter 42. General Hunting License

Section  42.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Resident" means:

(A)  an individual who has resided continuously in this state for more than six months immediately before applying for a hunting license;

(B)  a member of the United States armed forces on active duty;

(C)  a dependent of a member of the United States armed forces on active duty; or

(D)  a member of any other category of individuals that the commission by regulation designates as residents.

(2)  "Nonresident" means an individual who is not a resident.

(3)  "Carcass" means the body of a dead deer or antelope, as listed in Section 63.001(a), that has not been processed more than by quartering.

(4)  "Final destination," for a carcass or wild turkey or any part of a carcass or wild turkey, means:

(A)  the permanent residence of the hunter;

(B)  the permanent residence of any other person receiving the carcass or wild turkey or the part of a carcass or wild turkey; or

(C)  a cold storage or processing facility.

(5)  "Final processing," for a carcass or wild turkey, means the cleaning of the dead animal for cooking or storage purposes. For a carcass, the term also includes the processing of the animal more than by quartering.

(6)  "Cold storage or processing facility" means a stationary facility designed and constructed to store or process game animals and game birds.

(7)  "Wildlife resource document" means a document prescribed by the department, other than a tag or permit, that allows a person to give, leave, receive, or possess any species of legally taken game bird or game animal, or part of a legally taken game bird or game animal, if the game bird or game animal is otherwise required to have a tag or permit attached or is protected by a bag or possession limit.

(8)  "Quartering" means the processing of an animal into not more than two hindquarters each having the leg bone (femur) attached down to the knee and two front shoulders each having the leg bones (scapula and humerus) attached down to the elbow.  The term also includes removal of two back straps.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 612, ch. 223, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 301, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 838, Sec. 1, eff. July 15, 1993; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 28, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 218, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section  42.002.  Resident License Required; Exemption.

(a) Except as provided by Subsections (b) and (c) of this section, no resident may hunt any bird or animal in this state without having acquired a hunting license.

(b)  A resident possessing a valid resident trapper's license or fur-bearing animal propagation permit is not required to have a license issued under this section to take or possess the species covered by the license or permit.

(c)  A resident landowner or the landowner's agent or lessee may take feral hogs causing depredation on the resident landowner's land without having acquired a hunting license.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 4, eff. June 16, 1995; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 809, Sec. 1, 2, eff. June 20, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 992, Sec. 6, eff. June 18, 2005.



Section  42.0021.  Lifetime Resident Hunting License.

The department may issue to residents of this state a lifetime resident hunting license.

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1986.



Section  42.005.  Nonresident License Required.

(a) No nonresident in this state may hunt a mule deer, white-tailed deer, turkey, pronghorn antelope, or desert bighorn sheep in this state without first having acquired a general nonresident hunting license.

(b)  Except as provided by Subsection (f), no nonresident may hunt any bird or animal in this state without first having acquired a general nonresident hunting license, a nonresident special hunting license, or a nonresident five-day special hunting license.

(c)  A nonresident possessing a valid nonresident trapper's license is not required to have a license issued under this section to take or possess the species governed by the license.

(d)  No nonresident may hunt a turkey during the spring turkey hunting season without first having acquired a license as required by Subsection (b) of this section or a nonresident spring turkey hunting license.

(e)  A nonresident may not acquire or possess during a license year:

(1)  more than one nonresident spring turkey hunting license; or

(2)  a general nonresident hunting license and a nonresident spring turkey hunting license.

(f)  A nonresident landowner or the landowner's agent or lessee may take feral hogs causing depredation on the nonresident landowner's land without having acquired a hunting license required by this chapter.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 317, ch. 150, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1859, ch. 439, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 31, 1981; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 609, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 95, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 863, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 809, Sec. 3, eff. June 20, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 992, Sec. 7, eff. June 18, 2005.



Section  42.006.  Possession Of License: Rules.

The commission by rule may prescribe requirements relating to possessing a license issued under this chapter.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 5, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.010.  Issuance And Form Of Licenses And Tags.

(a) The department shall prescribe the form of and issue the licenses and tags authorized by this chapter.

(b)  The department may issue tags for animals or birds allowed by law to be killed during each year or season to holders of licenses authorizing the killing of animals or birds. The commission may establish fees for the tags.

(c)  A person commits an offense if the person does not enter the required information on a license or tag before hunting or if the person possesses a tag without a name entered on the tag.

(d)  No person may issue or receive a license or tag authorized by this chapter except on the form provided by the department.

(e)  The commission by regulation shall determine the number of tags that may be issued to an individual for taking animals or birds.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 612, ch. 223, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1977; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1986; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 911, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 6, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.012.  Resident License Fee.

(a) The fee for a resident hunting license is $8 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

(b)  The commission may set a lower fee or waive the fee or license requirement for a resident who is under 17 years old, 65 years old or older, or participating in an event that is sponsored or co-sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with the approval of the executive director.  The commission shall waive the fee for a qualified disabled veteran and for a resident on active duty as a member of the United States military forces, the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, or the Texas State Guard.

(c)  "Qualified disabled veteran" means a veteran with a service connected disability, as defined by the Veterans' Administration, consisting of the loss of the use of a lower extremity or of a disability rating of 60 percent or more and who is receiving compensation from the United States for the disability.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1328, ch. 277, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 838, Sec. 2, eff. July 15, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 7, eff. June 16, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 840, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 145, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 243, Sec. 1, eff. May 25, 2007.



Section  42.0121.  Lifetime Resident Hunting License Fee.

The fee for a lifetime resident hunting license is $300 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 8, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.014.  Nonresident Special Hunting License Fee.

The fee for a nonresident special hunting license is $37.75 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 317, ch. 150, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1397, ch. 623, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 27, 1979; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 609, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 9, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.0141.  General Nonresident Hunting License Fee.

The fee for a general nonresident hunting license is $100.75 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 317, ch. 150, Sec. 3, eff. Aug. 29, 1977. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1397, ch. 623, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 27, 1979; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 10, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.0142.  Nonresident Banded Bird Hunting License For Hunting On A Private Bird Hunting Area.

(a) In lieu of a general or nonresident special hunting license, a nonresident may acquire a banded bird hunting license from the department entitling the nonresident to take pen-reared, banded birds from a licensed private bird hunting area only.

(b)  The fee for a nonresident banded bird hunting license is an amount set by the commission.

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 609, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 512, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 838, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 11, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.0143.  Nonresident Five-day Special Hunting License.

A nonresident five-day special hunting license is valid for five consecutive days. The fee for the license is set by the commission in an amount not to exceed 50 percent of the amount of the fee set for a nonresident special hunting license.

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 609, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 12, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.0144.  Nonresident Spring Turkey Hunting License Fee.

The fee for a nonresident spring turkey hunting license is $75 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 95, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Section  42.017.  Duplicate License And Tags.

(a) If a person licensed to hunt under the provisions of this chapter loses the license or tags or if the license or tags are destroyed, the person may apply to the department for and receive a duplicate license or tags.

(b)  The application for a duplicate license or tags is in the form of an affidavit and must contain a statement of fact concerning the loss or destruction of the license or tags and a statement of the number of birds or animals, if any, killed under the authority of the lost or destroyed license or tags. The commission by regulation may prescribe additional requirements for the issuance of a duplicate license or tag under this section.

(c)  A duplicate license entitling the holder to hunt any bird or animal shall be clearly marked to indicate those birds or animals previously killed under the authority of the lost or destroyed license or tags and to prevent the killing of more birds or animals than allowed for the year.

(d)  The fee for a duplicate license or tags is $5 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 612, ch. 223, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1977; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1329, ch. 277, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 838, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 13, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.0175.  Expiration Date.

(a) A license issued under this chapter, other than a lifetime resident hunting license or a nonresident five-day special hunting license is valid only during the yearly period for which the license is issued without regard to the date on which a license is acquired. Each yearly period begins on September 1 or on another date set by the commission and extends through August 31 of the next year or another date set by the commission. A license issued under this chapter other than a nonresident five-day special hunting license that is issued before September 1 or another date set by the commission and does not expire until August 31 of the next year or another date set by the commission is valid from the date of issuance through August 31 of the following year or another date set by the commission. The commission by rule may set the amount of a license fee for a license issued during a transition period at an amount lower than prescribed in this chapter and provide for a license term for a transition period that is shorter or longer than a year.

(b)  A license issued under Section 42.012(b) of this code to a person who is 16 years of age at the time the license is issued, but reaches the age of 17 during the term of the license, is valid for the entire term of the license.

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1536, ch. 626, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 29, 1977. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 838, Sec. 5, eff. July 15, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 14, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.0177.  Bird Or Animal Tags: Commission Rules. The Com

mission by rule may modify or eliminate the tagging requirements of Section 42.018, 42.0185, or 42.020, or other similar tagging requirements in this chapter.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 15, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.018.  Tag To Be Attached To Deer.

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (d) or commission rule, no person may possess the carcass of a deer before the carcass has been finally processed at a final destination unless there is attached to the carcass a properly executed deer tag from a hunting license provided by the department and issued to the person who killed the deer.

(b)  A tag is properly executed only when the month and the date of the kill are cut out and the tag is filled out to show the place the deer to which the tag is attached was killed and to show other information required on the tag by the commission.

(c)  If the deer's head is severed from the carcass, the properly executed tag must remain with the carcass.

(d)  A wildlife resource document completed by the person who killed the deer must accompany the head or other part of the deer not accompanied by a tag if at any time before the carcass is finally processed the head or other part of the deer no longer accompanies the carcass. If a portion of the carcass is divided among persons and separated and the person who killed the deer retains a portion of the carcass, that person shall retain the tag with the portion of the carcass retained by that person. A wildlife resource document shall be retained with the head of a deer that is not kept with the carcass until the head is delivered to the owner after taxidermy or, if not treated by a taxidermist, until delivered to a final destination.

(e)  Final processing for a deer carcass may occur only at a final destination.

(f)  This section does not prohibit a person before delivering a deer carcass to a final destination from removing and preparing a part of the deer if the removal and preparation occur immediately before the part is cooked or consumed.

(g)  A landowner or the landowner's agent operating under a wildlife management plan approved by the department is, if authorized by the commission, exempt from the tag requirements of this section.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 17, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 38, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 635, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 29, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.



Section  42.0185.  Tag To Be Attached To Turkey.

(a) Except as provided by commission rule, no person may possess a wild turkey at any time after the turkey is killed and before it has been finally processed at a final destination unless there is attached to the turkey a properly executed turkey tag from a hunting license provided by the department and issued to the person who killed the turkey.

(b)  A turkey tag is properly executed only when the month and the date of the kill are cut out and the tag is filled out to show the place the turkey to which the tag is attached was killed and to show other information required on the tag.

(c)  A wildlife resource document completed by the person who killed the turkey must accompany a part of the turkey if at any time before the turkey reaches a final destination the part of the turkey no longer accompanies the tagged turkey and is possessed by the person who killed the turkey or is given to, left with, or possessed by another person, including a taxidermist.

(d)  This section does not prohibit a person before delivering a wild turkey to a final destination from preparing part of the turkey immediately before cooking and consuming the part.

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 613, ch. 223, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 38, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 30, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.



Section  42.019.  Possession Of Certain Parts Of Antelope.

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (c), no person may possess the carcass of an antelope before it has been finally processed at a final destination unless there is attached to the carcass an antelope permit provided by the department that is executed legibly, accurately, and completely by the person who killed the antelope.

(b)  If the antelope's head is severed from the carcass, the properly executed permit must remain with the carcass.

(c)  A wildlife resource document completed by the person who killed the antelope must accompany the head or other part of the antelope not accompanied by a permit if at any time before the carcass is finally processed the head or other part of the antelope no longer accompanies the carcass. If a portion of the carcass is divided among persons and separated and the person who killed the antelope retains a portion of the carcass, that person shall retain the permit with the portion of the carcass retained by that person. A wildlife resource document shall be retained with the head of an antelope that is not kept with the carcass until the head is delivered to the owner after taxidermy or, if not treated by a taxidermist, until delivered to a final destination.

(d)  Final processing for an antelope carcass may occur only at a final destination.

(e)  This section does not prohibit a person before delivering an antelope carcass to a final destination from removing and preparing a part of the antelope if the removal and preparation occur immediately before the part is cooked and consumed.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 31, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.



Section  42.020.  Bird Or Animal Tags: Prohibited Acts.

(a) No person may purchase or use more bird or animal tags during a license year than the number and type authorized for the year by the commission, excluding duplicate licenses issued under Section 42.017 of this code.

(b)  No person may:

(1)  use the same bird or animal tag on more than one bird or animal;

(2)  use a bird or animal tag issued in the name of another;

(3)  use a tag on a bird or animal for which another tag is specifically required;

(4)  kill a bird or animal required to be tagged and fail to immediately attach a properly executed tag to the carcass; or

(5)  hunt a bird or animal that requires a tag without having in his immediate possession the tag required to be attached to the carcass of the bird or animal being hunted.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 613, ch. 223, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1977; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 18, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.



Section  42.021.  Bag Limits And Season Not Affected.

The provisions of this chapter do not authorize any person to exceed any bag limit or to hunt deer or turkey during a closed season, and the attachment of deer or turkey tags as provided by this chapter is not prima facie evidence that the deer or turkey was lawfully killed.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 613, ch. 223, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.



Section  42.022.  One License For Each Year.

(a) No person may acquire or possess more than one hunting license during a license year. For purposes of this section, a violation does not occur unless a person acquires or possesses more than one license having the same expiration date.

(b)  This section does not apply to the acquisition and possession of a duplicate hunting license acquired as provided in this chapter.

(c)  This section does not apply to the acquisition and possession by a nonresident of more than one nonresident hunting license if the nonresident does not acquire or possess during a license year:

(1)  more than one nonresident:

(A)  general hunting license; or

(B)  spring turkey hunting license; or

(2)  both a nonresident general hunting license and a nonresident spring turkey hunting license.

(d)  For purposes of this section, a license year begins on September 1 or another date set by the commission and extends through August 31 of the next year or another date set by the commission.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 317, ch. 150, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 609, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 635, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 16, eff. June 16, 1995.



Section  42.023.  Hunting Under License Of Another.

No person may hunt under a license issued to another or permit another to hunt under a license issued to him.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975.



Section  42.024.  Exhibiting License.

(a) No person required by the provisions of this chapter to have a hunting license may fail or refuse to show the license to an officer on demand.

(b)  If on or before the trial of any person charged with a violation of this section, the person produces for the court or the prosecuting attorney the proper hunting license issued to the person and valid at the time of the offense, the court having jurisdiction of the suit shall dismiss the charge.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 810, ch. 368, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 27, 1979.



Section  42.025.  Penalty.

A person who violates any provision of this chapter commits an offense that is a Class C Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor.

Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 3, Sec. 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.


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