BEAT the RAP!
This is a primer on beating game and fish violation raps. The best way is simple: Just don’t do it! Most game violations are avoidable. Some are unintentional, either based on ignorance or carelessness. Some are intentional – like poaching. But that’s another matter.
The most common game and fish crime is hunting or fishing without a license. Licenses are mandatory. “Endorsements” for hunting particular game and fishing in freshwater or saltwater are additionally required. A “duck stamp”, is required for hunting migratory waterfowl. It’s a federal offense to hunt them without one. Once, only available through the Post Office, you can now pay for it when you buy your Texas hunting license and the license will show that you paid for all endorsements including the Federal duck stamp. The endorsements will make you legal until the stamp arrives by mail (or until the expiration date beneath the endorsement). The stamp must be attached to your license when received. It’s much easier to be legal now than back then. Licenses are available at all Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) offices and at leading outdoor stores, tackle shops and gun shops.
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