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

The application process is complete for the 2019-2020 season.

Applications for the 2019-2020 season will be available starting May 6, 2019 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 6:00 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 2019-2020 application. Payment for the application must be done by July 3, 2019.

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.

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, 2019 at 3:30 PM or post marked by July 3, 2019. After July 3, 2019, the Lake Georgetown Project office will not accept any more applications for the 2019-2020 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 exempt from the draw must complete an application and submit their $25.00 application fee. An exempt hunter must complete his or her own application. Exempt hunters will be notified at a later date.

2019-2020 Hunting Application: COMPLETE FOR SEASON

Hunters drawn for a 2019-2020 archery permit must attend Hunter Orientation tentatively set for 9:00 AM August 17, 2019. 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 2019-2020 TPWD hunting license, and a receipt for $90 from one of the two 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.       2019-2020 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

COMPLETE FOR 2019-2020

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 29th-November 5th). Hunters must meet state hunter education requirements and a 2019-2020 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 19, 2019 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 6:00 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).    

Small Game Application: COMPLETE FOR 2019-2020

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 19, 2019.  Any applications post marked after August 19, 2019 will be disqualified. Applications can be filled out at the Project Office Monday - Friday 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM

 

For information concerning hunting and fishing at other Corps of Engineer Lakes in the Forth Worth District, see the Fort Worth District Hunting Guide PDF.