With dove and whitetail season just around the corner, it’s time to get your new 2011-2012 hunting license from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department if you haven’t already done so. Current 2010-2011 hunting licenses expire today, Aug. 31, and you don’t want to be caught unprepared without a new license. New licenses for 2011-2012 hunting season went on sale on August 15th and are available at TPWD’s 28 field offices, more than 65 state parks, and at over 1,500 retailers across Texas. Licenses may also be purchased from the convenience of your own home through the TPWD website (click here) or by phone (800.985.42.48) for a $5 administrative fee. If purchased online or by phone you will receive a license confirmation number and the actual physical license will be mailed to you. Please keep in mind that confirmation numbers only verify that a license has been purchased and does not allow hunters to take fish or wildlife that require a tag. And, don’t forget that Hunter Education Certification is also required for hunters at least 17 years old and born on or after Sept. 2, 1971. Learn more about the required Hunter Education Certification here. Super avid hunters and anglers can also opt to take care of licensing requirements for life with the one-time purchase of a $1,800 Lifetime Super Combo. Read up on or get more information about hunting and fishing in Texas here.