Hunting at Lake Georgetown

 

The 1200-acre Hunt Hollow Wildlife Management area managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Georgetown is available for hunting by holders of small game and archery-only hunting permits. In addition, Archery-Only areas are available to archery permit holders. All hunting is closed from the last day of February to the beginning of dove season. All hunting except archery is closed during the archery season for deer set by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). All persons eligible to hunt within the State of Texas except employees of the Capital Regional Project Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and their family members are eligible to apply for permits.

Lake Georgetown Hunting Policy

White-Tailed Deer Hunting

Applications for the 2017-2018 season will be available starting May 1, 2017 at the Lake Georgetown Project Office from 8:15 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m. Payments for the application fee will be made at the park gatehouses (Cedar Breaks Park and Jim Hogg Park) Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with credit card only. Payment will NOT be made at the Russell Park gatehouse. Cash and checks will not be accepted. Individuals must go to the gatehouse, pay the $25 application fee by credit card, and bring the receipt to the office to fill out the 2017-2018 application. Applications and payment receipts can be mailed to the project office. The Lake Georgetown Project Office is not responsible for lost applications and receipts sent by mail. The application cannot be sent by email. Payment for the application must be done by July 3, 2017.

Please address applications to:

Lake Georgetown Project Office
Archery Hunting Application Submittal
500 Lake Overlook Drive
Georgetown, TX 78633

Applications will be accepted until July 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM or post marked by July 3, 2017. After July 3, 2017, the Lake Georgetown Project office will not accept any more applications for the 2017-2018 season.

Applicants can apply as an individual or as a group with up to three people (max). Applicants must be able to provide each group members first name, last name, and email address. Applicants may not apply as a group and as an individual. When applying as a group, payment for each individual in the group must be made before the application will be accepted. For example, a group of three applicants will need to submit $75 nonrefundable application fee receipt at the time the application is submitted. Applicants may only be in one group, if an applicant is found in more than one group his or her name will be removed from the draw. Group applications will only receive one draw number, not a number per person.

Hunters who harvested a doe during the 2016-2017 season will be exempt from the draw, but must complete an application and submit their $25.00 application fee. Group members included on an exempt hunter's application will not be exempt from the draw. An exempt hunter must complete his or her own application.

2017-2018 Hunting Application: Click Here

Hunters drawn for a 2017-2018 archery permit must attend Hunter Orientation tentatively August 19, 2017 set for 9:00 AM. The orientation is mandatory, NO exceptions. Please plan on being available for three hours. Before attending orientation, hunters must obtain an archery proficiency test, hunter education certification (unless exempt by State of Texas regulations), a 2017-2018 TPWD hunting license, and a receipt for $90 from one of the three gate houses. If you do not have one of the four items you will not be issued a permit during orientation. Hunters may not set up stands/feeders until permits are issued. All hunters must harvest a mature doe before harvesting a buck.

No refunds will be given for failure to provide one of the necessary documents:

1.       Proficiency Test with a passing score.

2.       Hunters Education Certification

3.       2017-2018 TPWD Hunting License

4.       Receipt for $90.00 from park gate house.

If you have any questions please email or call the office at (512) 930-2283.

 

Small Game Hunting

The Small Game Permit allows the holder to hunt dove, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel during the season set by TPWD except during the white-tailed deer archery season. Small game hunting is permitted only in the General Hunting Area. Hunting quail, turkey, raccoons, bobcats, foxes, and coyotes is prohibited at this time. Small Game hunting is not allowed during Archrey Only season set by TPWD (September 30th-November 5th). Hunters must meet state hunter education requirements and a 2017-2018 TPWD hunting license. For more information on Small Game Permits please read the Lake Georgetown Hunting Policy. The Lake Georgetown Project Office will only issue 50 small game permits each season. Small game permits will be administered through an application and random drawing process.  Small game permits are free of charge but a $25 application fee will be required to apply for the small game permit drawing.  This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee issuance of a permit.  Applications and proof of payment must be submitted by August 11, 2017 to be valid.  Proof of payment must be shown when submitting application.  Payments for the application fee can be made at Cedar Breaks Park or Jim Hogg Park, Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with credit card only. Cash and checks will not be accepted. Individuals must go to the gate house, pay the $25 application fee by credit card, and bring or submit the receipt to the office to complete the application.  Applications and payment receipts can be mailed to the project office. The Lake Georgetown Project Office is not responsible for lost applications and receipts sent by mail.  Groups will not be drawn for small game permits with the exception of an adult supervising his or her children between ages 12-17. A parent may put up to two children between the ages of 12-17 with their application (complete an application for each child).    

2017-2018 Small Game Application

Applications can be mailed to:

Lake Georgetown Project Office
Small Game Application Submittal
500 Lake Overlook Drive
Georgetown, TX 78633

The Lake Georgetown Project Office will accept small game applications received or post marked NLT August 11, 2017.  Any applications post marked after August 11, 2017 will be disqualified. Applications can be filled out at the Project Office Monday - Friday 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM.

 

For information concerning hunting and fishing at other Corps of Engineer Lakes in the Forth Worth District, SWF Hunting Guide 2014-2015 .

 

 

 

This site last updated on August 18, 2017