Texas (April 20, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project Office’s Waterfowl
Management Program will accept seasonal duck blind applications May 1- June 30,
2016, for the upcoming 2016-17 waterfowl hunting season. Applicants must apply
for the duck blind drawing using the Wallisville Lake Waterfowl Management
Program website to complete the 2016-17 duck blind drawing application.
“This is a change from the previous years,” said Natural Resources
Specialist George Dabney, USACE Galveston District. “No other form of
application, including written cards or letters will be accepted by the
Wallisville Lake Project Office staff.”
According to Dabney, the following information must be accurately
entered on the application form:
Full name as it appears on your driver’s
Mailing address, email, phone number (where
you can be contacted during/after duck hunting season)
Drivers 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, 2016, to select 150 permit
winners,” said Dabney. “Winners will be notified in mid-July by email and we
will include additional instructions for obtaining their official duck blind
Dabney explained that a blind location selection meeting will be
held in August at the Wallisville Project Office. The meeting time will be
announced by email and blind winners must attend this meeting to select a blind
location and receive a duck blind permit. No make-up meetings or appointments
will be offered to select a blind, or for permit issuance.
Hunters are reminded that local, state and federal
Laws are enforced on USACE-managed lands at the Wallisville Lake Project and
that it is the hunters’ responsibility to know and understand the rules and
regulations before hunting on federal property.
“Putting safety first and following safe hunting
practices will allow for a great hunting experience,” said Dabney. “Our goal is
to have a safe and enjoyable hunting season.”
For more information about state regulations, hunting
seasons and bag limits contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. USACE regulations
can be found at www.swd.usace.army.mil and http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/WallisvilleLakeProjectOffice.aspx.
Hunters can contact the Wallisville Lake Project
Office at 409-389-2285.
Release no. 16-020