Hunting at Grapevine Lake

GENERAL REGULATIONS

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The 2017-2018 Grapevine Lake Hunting Season Information

Grapevine Hunting Map App for your smart phone. For download instructions CLICK HERE

For a printable version of the hunting map CLICK HERE

White-tailed Deer Hunting: Season – Oct. 21st 2017 – Jan. 21st 2018; Means and Methods - Archery Only; Special Restrictions – 1) Possession of or use of bait is prohibited. 2) Non-bark penetrating portable tree stands as well as temporary free-standing blinds are allowed. However, all blinds must be completely removed from projects lands upon completion of each hunting day. All blinds must hunter’s name, date of installation and phone number written and placed at the entry point of the blind.
Special Youth Only White-tailed Deer Hunting: Season – Sep. 30th 2017 – Nov. 4th 2017; Means and Methods - Archery Only; Special Restrictions – 1) Possession of or use of bait is prohibited. 2) Non-bark penetrating portable tree stands as well as temporary free-standing blinds are allowed. However, all blinds must be completely removed from projects lands upon completion of each hunting day. All blinds must hunter’s name, date of installation and phone number written and placed at the entry point of the blind.
Waterfowl Hunting: Season – Same dates as published in the 2017 Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual; Means and Methods – Must use non-lead shot and shot size cannot be larger than #2; Special Restrictions – 1) Possession of or use of bait is prohibited. 2) Any blinds used must be completely removed from project lands upon completion of each hunting day. All blinds must hunter’s name, date of installation and phone number written and placed at the entry point of the blind. 3) SHOOTING HOURS END AT NOON.
General Hunting: Legal Game - As published in the 2017 Texas Outdoor Annual under Denton County (except White-tailed deer and waterfowl). Season – As published in the 2017 Texas Outdoor Annual for each legal species allowed to hunt in Denton County. Means and Methods – 1) Feral Hog is by archery only. 2) All other legal species may be taken with either archery, falconry or shotgun using shot size not larger than #2. Special Restrictions – 1) Possession of or use of bait is prohibited. 2) Feral Hog hunting with dogs is prohibited. 3) Non-bark penetrating portable tree stands as well as temporary free-standing blinds are allowed. However, all blinds must be completely removed from projects lands upon completion of each hunting day. All blinds must hunter’s name, date of installation and phone number written and placed at the entry point of the blind. 4) Hunters (and anyone accompanying the hunter) must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange material (on both chest and back) when hunting and are also required to wear some type of orange head wear. Hunters exempt from this requirement are: persons hunting turkey, feral hog or dove.

Lake wide Special Restrictions:

  • Shooting (including archery equipment) for practice or at targets is prohibited.
  • Trapping is prohibited.
  • Sport chasing is not allowed.
  • Carrying a handgun, muzzleloader or rifle of any kind on US Army Corps of Engineers Property is prohibited under Title 36 CFR, regardless of the user’s activity, hunting permit, or Concealed Handgun License status.  Shotguns are permitted only with a valid general or migratory bird hunting permit.”
  • Hunting or shooting within 600ft of homes, developed parks, roads, fishing piers/platforms, farm and ranch yards, outlet structures, or emergency spillways is prohibited.
The operation of all vehicles off authorized roadways is prohibited.

 

Questions:  Please review all information on this page carefully as we frequently receive questions about items that are covered here. For any other questions about the hunting program on Grapevine Lake, please contact a Ranger at 817-865-2600 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or by email. 

Click here for State of Texas hunter education information.

Click here for State of Texas hunting information, including regulations, limits, seasons, and other useful information. 

Click here for Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual.

Click here for Fort Worth District Hunting Guide.

Here are the 2017-2018 White-tailed Deer RE-DRAW Winners: You can pick them up starting Friday the 3rd of November.
19, 38, 49, 70, 107, 110, 152, 162, 176, 195, 254, 277, 291, 321, 331, 407, 421, 439, 463, 497, 515, 532

You must have a current 2017-2018 Texas hunting license, current photo ID and proof of hunters education (if needed) to pick up your permit. If more than one person is on the permit, each individual person must pick their permit up.