Corps to accept duck blind applications May 1-June 30, 2016

WALLISVILLE, 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 license
  • 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 permits.

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.

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