WALLISVILLE, Texas --
The Wallisville Lake Project, Waterfowl Management Program has made improvements to their hunting permit issuance process. Waterfowl hunting permits are now available on-demand via the Projects website at www.swg.usace.army.mil/locations/wallisvillelakeprojectoffice.aspx. The Wallisville Lake Project is part of the operations portfolio for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston Distirct.
“This is an exciting change as it aligns with other local Agencies processes and allows hunters to instantly obtain a waterfowl hunting permit for themselves” said Mark Tyson, a natural resource specialist with the Galveston District.
The waterfowl hunting permit has been incorporated into the Project's 2021-2022 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations. Hunters can access the waterfowl hunting regulations online and sign the permit digitally or by hand. Additionally, hunters must email a photo of the signed permit to firstname.lastname@example.org in order for it to be validated. According to Tyson, once the photo of the signed permit has been emailed the permit is considered valid. Hunters will also need to download, print and display the waterfowl hangtag on their vehicles mirror while the vehicle is parked on Wallisville Lake Project lands.
Located 40 miles east of downtown Houston at the Trinity River and Interstate 10, the Wallisville Lake Project is designed primarily to 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 the 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: http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/WallisvilleLakeProjectOffice.aspx for more information.
Finally, Tyson urges hunters to know and understand the rules and regulations before heading to their favorite hunting spots.
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Release no. 21-014