GALVESTON, Texas (May 30, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project Office’s Waterfowl Management Program is accepting seasonal duck blind applications from May 1- June 30, 2019, for the upcoming 2019-20 waterfowl hunting season.
Applicants must apply for the duck blind drawing using the Wallisville Lake Waterfowl Management Program website to complete the 2019-2020 duck blind drawing application, located at http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/Wallisville-Lake-Project-Office. No other form of application (written cards, letters, etc.) will be accepted. The following information must be accurately entered in the application form: Full name as it appears on your driver’s license, mailing address, email, phone number (where you can be contacted during/after duck hunting season) and driver’s license number. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and only one application per household address will be accepted.
A random drawing will be held July 1, 2019, to select 50 permit winners. The permit selectees will be notified in mid-July by email containing additional instructions for obtaining their official duck blind permits. A blind location-selection meeting will be held in August 2019. All blind selectees must attend this meeting to select a blind location, be issued a duck blind permit and USACE hunting permit. No make-up meetings or appointments will be offered to select a blind or for permit issuance.
Located 40 miles east of downtown Houston at the Trinity River and Interstate 10, the Wallisville Lake Project is designed to primarily prevent the intrusion of saltwater up the Trinity River in order to conserve fresh water and to protect fresh water intakes for local municipalities, including the City of Houston. In addition to protecting the fresh water supply, the project supports navigation of commercial and recreational boats, serves as a water supply, is a favorite recreational destination among Houstonians and supports an array of fish and wildlife habitats.
The Wallisville Lake staff advises hunters to check with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department concerning state regulations, hunting seasons and bag limits and to contact the Wallisville Lake Project Office at (409) 389-2285 or view the USACE regulations at: http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/WallisvilleLakeProjectOffice.aspx for more information.
Release no. 19-013