GALVESTON, Texas --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project Office staff is now accepting applications for feral hog removal using trained dogs and trapping. The project will offer 50 dog hunting permits to individuals using trained dogs on a first-come-first-serve basis. A limited number of trapping permits will also be available throughout the year to those interested in trapping feral hogs on project lands.
“We have made several positive changes for this upcoming season,” said Mark Tyson, a natural resource specialist who manages the project’s feral hog program. “They will streamline both the application and harvest reporting processes for our hunters.”
Individuals interested in using trained dogs to remove feral hogs on the project are encouraged to submit the appropriate application at any time. A total of 50 annual dog hunting permits—valid through August 31, 2022—will be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis until all permits have been issued.
Individuals interested in trapping feral hogs on the project can submit a trapping application at any time during the year. Trapping permits are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and may be limited at the staff’s discretion.
Both applications can be found on the project’s website http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/WallisvilleLakeProjectOffice.aspx and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The feral hog reporting process has also been modified from a monthly requirement to an annual requirement. “This change will streamline the reporting process for our hunters and allow project staff more time to focus on other aspects of the feral hog hunting program,” said Tyson. “Our hunters saw the reporting process as a challenge, and I feel this change will benefit everyone involved.” Annual report forms are due by August 31, 2022 and can be found on the project’s website http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/WallisvilleLakeProjectOffice.aspx and should be emailed to email@example.com.
Check State Regulations
The Wallisville Lake staff advises hunters to check with the Texas Animal Health Commission concerning rules related to the transportation of live feral hogs. Additionally, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department should be consulted 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.
About Wallisville Lake Project
Located 40 miles east of downtown Houston at the Trinity River and Interstate 10, the Wallisville Lake Project is primarily designed to prevent the intrusion of saltwater up the Trinity River to conserve fresh water and to protect freshwater 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.
For more information about the Wallisville Lake Project Office, call (409) 389-2285 or visit the office’s site online at http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/WallisvilleLakeProjectOffice.aspx.