You can purchase your Fishing License in 3 Different Ways
Go directly to a Texas Parks and Wildlife office OR Go to any store with a hunting and fishing counter (WalMart, Bass Pro, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Etc.) OR visit the TPWD Website WWW.TPWD.STATE.TX.US and select the correct license for your situation (Out of state Non-Resident day pass, Resident day pass, Etc.) ** If you do it this way online, you will not get your Red Drum Tag NEEDED to keep your 1 Per Person Per Tag limit unless you order it 2-4 weeks, at least, prior to your trip because it gets mailed to you.Each person 17 and older needs a License. A Red Drum Tag is suggested on Inshore Trips and Close Offshore Trips in State Waters. Any person under 17 can get just a Red Drum Tag and under 17 is not allowed to keep one as an exempt angler and must have that tag to keep an oversized red.