Proctor Lake Hunting Program

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*** Please remember that anyone hunting on federal property MUST wear 400 square inches of daylight florescent orange with 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back, and daylight florescent orange headwear must be worn. Hunters are allowed to take off daylight florescent orange gear ONLY when actively hunting at a fixed location.

*** If you werepreviously issued a hunting permit you must complete a Hunting Survey prior to being issued the next permit. Proctor hunting program offers two (2) types of hunting permits: Migratory Game bird hunting permit (migratory game birds) and the General hunting permit (feral hog, squirrel, and rabbit). These permits grant the holder and up to two (2) guest access to the Sabana and Upper Leon Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). Hunting restrictions and guidelines are expressed on the permit and/or Fort Worth District / Proctor Lake Hunting Policy. All other State and Federal hunting Restrictions and Regulations APPLY.

Applicants must show proof of valid driver’s License or State issued identification card and must be 17 years old or older. Applicants must show proof of hunter education or be exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971. All applicants that wish to apply MUST do so in person at the Proctor Lake Office located at 2180 FM 2861, Comanche, TX 76442. Applications can be obtained online or at the Proctor Lake Office. Migratory Game bird hunting permits will be issued between the first Monday of May until the last Friday in September. The General hunting permits will be issued between the first Monday of May until the last Friday in January; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. No permits will be issued after the application close date. All previous hunting permit holders must submit a hunting survey prior to being issued the next permit.

The number of permits will be based on the hunting areas capacity for a safe, enjoyable, quality, and most of all sustainable hunting experience for the public. Seasons, Regulations, and bag limits are identified by Proctor Lake Hunting Policy, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and US Fish and Wildlife for Comanche County. All permit holders and their guests must comply with all Federal and Texas hunting license requirements.

Hunting Applications and Permits

Migratory Game bird hunting permit is for migratory game bird hunting within the boundaries of the WMAs. *Migratory Game bird hunting permits are not required to hunt within the main lake hunting areas. Permit holders and up to two (2) guests must comply with all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), State, and Federal hunting regulations. Applicants must show proof of valid driver’s License or State issued identification card and must be 17 years old or older. Applicants must show proof of hunter education or be exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971. Guests must be within normal voice control of permit holder at all times. All license requirements, seasons, and bag limits are identified by Texas Parks and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service for Comanche County. Applicants that wish to apply MUST do so in person. Applications can be obtained at the Proctor Lake Office or Click here.

General hunting permit is for feral hog, squirrel, and rabbit hunting ONLY, within the boundaries of the WMAs. General hunting season at Proctor is from February 1st through August 31st, two (2) hours before sunrise and two (2) hours after sunset. Permit holders and up to two (2) guests must comply with all USACE, State, and Federal hunting regulations. Applicants must show proof of valid driver’s License or State issued identification card and must be 17 years old or older. Applicants must show proof of hunter education or be exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971). Guests must be within normal voice control of permit holder at all times. All other license requirements and bag limits are identified by Texas Parks and Wildlife for Comanche County. All applicants that wish to apply MUST do so in person. Applications can be obtained at the Proctor Lake Office or Click here.

Special Restrictions:

  1. All hunters and anyone accompanying the hunter on federal property MUST wear 400 square inches of daylight florescent orange with 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back, and daylight florescent orange headwear must be worn. Hunters are allowed to take off daylight florescent orange gear ONLY when actively hunting at a fixed location.
  2. Hunting in the Lower Leon Wildlife Management Area (below the dam) is prohibited.
  3. Hunting is allowed year round. Specific hunting seasons and regulations are published by Texas Parks and Wildlife, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Proctor Lake Hunting Policy.
  4. Proctor General hunting season (feral hog and small game) is from February 1st through August 31st.
  5. All State and Federal hunting restrictions and regulations apply.
  6. Deer, Turkey, and Upland Game birds are not allowed to be harvested.
  7. The use of archery and crossbows are allowed (refer to TPWD for guidelines).
  8. The use of slugs for the harvesting of feral hogs is allowed.
  9. Sabana and Upper Leon Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) hunting is by permit only.
  10. The use of dogs for chasing and capture is prohibited.
  11. Target shooting is prohibited on government property.
  12. Hunting blinds regardless of use must be completely removed from the land or water upon completion of each hunting day. All blinds must have the hunter’s name, date of installation, address, and phone number written legibly and placed at the entry point of the blind in a conspicuous location.  If proper identification is not present, the structure may be impounded and/or removed.
  13. Carrying a handgun 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. 

Main Lake Hunting:

  1. Migratory game bird hunting within the main lake hunting areas is allowed and is not permit required.
  2. Hunters must comply with all Proctor Lake, State, and Federal license, seasons, bag limits, and shooting times.
  3. Dogs are allowed to aid hunters retrieving downed migratory game birds.
Hunting Methods
Shotgun: Legal Shot as defined by TPWD. Slugs - Feral hog hunting ONLY
Archery/Crossbow Feral Hog (Refer to TPWD guidelines
Rifle No
Muzzleloaders No
Handgun No

Reporting Game Violations & Wildlife Crimes

If you suspect someone is poaching, witness a game violation or crime against wildlife, Operation Game Thief needs your help!

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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 at Proctor Lake, please contact a Ranger at 254-879-2424 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or by email.

Useful Links

Click here for Proctor Lake hunting Policy.

Click here for Fort Worth District Hunting Guide.

Click here for Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual.

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

Click here for State of Texas hunter education information.

Click here for the Official Hunting and Fishing App of Texas.

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