Hunting at Town Bluff Project

PDF of District Hunting Guide    Town Bluff Hunting Pamphlet     Town Bluff Hunting Map

  Ducks at a Distance - A Waterfowl Identification Guide         http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/ 

Please Note: The use of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) is prohibited on all US Army Corps of Engineers property on Town Bluff Project.

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Details and regulations governing hunting at Town Bluff Project may be found by clicking on the Fort Worth District Hunting Guide above.   Additional hunting information can be found at the Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunting webpage above.  The Town Bluff Project is divided by the Neches River, with the western half in Tyler County and the eastern half in Jasper County;   State of Texas hunting regulations may vary in each county.  Please be aware which county you are hunting in, and follw the regulations for that county..

Whitetail deer, feral hogs, squirrels, rabbits and waterfowl are the most popular game animals around the project.   Please note that on Corps of Engineers-managed land (approximately 875 acres of land, 5000 acres of water), rifles and pistols are prohibited for hunting, and hunting is prohibited within 600 feet of a dwelling, farm yard, roadway or park boundary.  Both rimfire and centerfire weapons are allowed on the Angelina-Neches/Dam B Wildlife Management Area (approximately 13,000 acres of land and water) managed by TPWD as Unit 707 to the Public Hunting Lands program  Please refer to the Town Bluff Hunting Map link above for a map of the hunting areas around the project.

   A unique hunting opportunity is offered each September at Town Bluff Project by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  Due to ideal habitat, there is a very healthy population of American Alligators found on the project, allowing a limited number of permits to be offered each year (historically between 25 and 40,

depending on that year’s alligator population census).  As part of its Public Hunting Drawing System, hunters are allowed to apply for a chance to obtain one of the permits.  There is a fee  to be entered in the drawing, along with special license fees once the hunter has been selected.  Please refer to the TPWD website for details.

It is the policy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide the public with safe, healthful and varied outdoor recreation opportunities; promote the enhancement of fish and wildlife resources; protect endangered species and their habitats, assure aesthetically and culturally pleasing surroundings; maintain an environment which supports diversity; and strive for a balance between public use and maintenance of a quality environment.

OUR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT GOAL is to ensure the conservation, preservation, protection, and enhancement of those resources so present and future generations may use and enjoy them.

STEWARDSHIP (Management) of forest, range, wetland, and park vegetation resources is essential to achieve these goals. Lake lands are managed to provide for clean water, erosion control, wildlife, timber, aesthetics, and recreation. Habitat diversity is a cornerstone of our stewardship program.

PUBLIC HUNTING is utilized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a management tool to obtain our natural resource goal while providing recreational opportunities to the public. There are approximately 184,949 acres of Corps of Engineers lands and water available to hunt in Fort Worth District.

The CORPS PUBLIC HUNTING PROGRAM continues to evolve based on input from the public and as the State of Texas Laws and Regulations change for their hunting program. Changes to the Corps hunting program are made in an effort to provide the best possible cost efficient and safe public hunting opportunity while continuing to preserve our natural resources.

The STRENGTH of our Public Hunting Program is its DIVERSITY. Each hunting program is developed at the lake site in close coordination with Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologists to achieve our management goals. Restrictions placed on the hunter are necessitated by reason of public health, public safety, maintenance, conservation of our Natural Resources, and/or to provide a safer hunt to the hunter. For further information about your hunting opportunities, please call or write the hunting coordinator at the lake of your choice.

site last updated on July 14, 2014