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What is the minimum age in Texas to get a fishing license?

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As of 2015, the minimum age to obtain a fishing license in Texas is 17, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Youth residents and non-residents under 17 are allowed to fish without a license.

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Youth fishers who plan to retain a red drum over the maximum length have the option to purchase an exempt angler tag for $3, as of 2015, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Fishing licenses for individuals over 17 are typically sold in August each year and are valid for one year, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Discounts are available for senior citizens over the age of 65, as of 2015.

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