27 August 2020 --
WALLISVILLE, Texas (AUG 27, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project Office is now digitally issuing waterfowl hunting permits for the 2020 - 2021 season. According to Park Ranger Mark Tyson, “the new digital process was created in response to the current COVID-19 situation facing the nation.” Permits will no longer be issued in person at the Visitors Center.
A limited number of Waterfowl Hunting Permits will be issued digitally on a first come-first serve basis. Permits may be obtained starting August 21, 2020 and expire on March 1, 2021.
Waterfowl hunting permits are free of charge and can be obtained by emailing a signed and completed hunting application along with a signed copy of the waterfowl hunting rules and regulations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon email receipt of both completed documents, project staff will email applicants their hunting permit. “We are excited to offer permits digitally this year, this format is much more flexible for applicants” said Tyson. Hunters must carry proof of hunter education unless exempted by state law, valid photo identification, and a current hunting license with a migratory gamebird endorsement and a federal duck stamp with them at all times. With local, state and federal laws enforced on all Corps-managed lands, it is every hunter's responsibility to know and understand the rules and regulations before hunting.
Check State Regulations
The Wallisville Lake staff advises hunters to check with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department concerning state regulations, hunting seasons and bag limits; contact the Wallisville Lake Project Office at (409) 389-2285 or view the USACE regulations at:
Release no. 20-043