Wallisville Lake Project, Waterfowl Management Program is accepting seasonal duck blind drawing submissions

SWG
Published May 11, 2022
Updated: May 11, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District, Wallisville Lake Project, Waterfowl Management Program is accepting seasonal duck blind drawing submissions by mail from May 1 to June 30 for the upcoming 2022/2023 waterfowl hunting season. A total of 50 seasonal duck blind construction permits will be offered along with 20 standby positions, for this upcoming season.

Applicants may only apply for the duck blind drawing by mailing a 3 by 5 white notecard containing their name, address, telephone number and email.  Notecards must be mailed to Wallisville Lake Project Attn: Duck Blind Drawing P.O. Box 293 Wallisville, TX 77597.  Applicants are encouraged to purchase delivery confirmation to ensure their application was received, as there will be no way for the Project Office to confirm receipt once the notecard is placed into the drawing bin.

No other form of application (previous years applications, letters, in-person visits etc.) will be accepted.  All applicants must be at least 18 years old, and only one application per household address will be accepted.  Notecards received after June 30, 2021 will not be included in the applicant pool.

A random drawing will be held July 1, 2022, to select 50 duck blind permit winners and 20 standby positions.  Permit winners and standbys will be notified in mid-July by email.  Permit winners will be provided additional paperwork and instructions for acquiring their duck blind permit and Corps hunting permit.  Standbys will be contacted afterwards, with instructions on how to proceed.

Blind location-selection meetings will be held in August 2022.  All blind winners that complete the required paperwork, will be called via telephone to select a blind location.  No make-up meetings or appointments will be offered to select a blind.

Local, state and federal laws are enforced on all Corps owned/managed lands at Wallisville Lake Project.  Hunters are urged to know and understand the rules and regulations before heading to their favorite hunting spots, and should become familiar with the following information:  

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department State regulations, hunting seasons and bag limits.
  • Wallisville Lake Project  2022-23 Waterfowl Hunting Rules and Regulations found at web-link:  https://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/Wallisville-Lake-Project-Office/  or by contacting the Wallisville Lake Project Office at 409-389-2285.  For hunters not seeking a duck blind permit, initial information for obtaining a seasonal “waterfowl hunting permit” for Wallisville can also be found in the 2022-23 Waterfowl Hunting Rules and Regulations.  Additional information will be posted to the Wallisville webpage before the start of early teal hunting season.
  • Put “Safety First,” and follow safe hunting practices for a great hunting experience.

Located 40 miles east of downtown Houston at the Trinity River and Interstate 10, 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.


Contact
SWG Public Affairs
409-766-3004
swgpao@usace.army.mil

Release no. 22-015

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