Contact Information

Hunting Coordinator
Bradley Hernandez

3801 Zoo Park Drive

Waco, TX 76708

Email

Phone: (254) 756-5359
Fax: (254) 756-3433

Hunting at Waco Lake

ATTENTION WACO LAKE HUNTERS!!!

2013 Hunting Information

NOTICE:

For Hunting Inquiries For the 2013-2014 Season please call the Waco Lake office at 254-756-5359

Hunting area names have recently changed. Please see link below to view new maps.

 

****2013 Waco Hunting Map****

****2013 North Waco Lake Hunting Map****

****2013 South Waco Lake Hunting Map****

Small Game

A permit will no longer be necessary to hunt small game. Small game includes squirrel, rabbit, and feral hog.  Small game hunting is prohibited during firearms deer season.

Trapping is prohibited in all hunting areas and parks. Small game may be taken by shotgun only (no buckshot) or legal archery/crossbow equipment only.

Turkey

There will be no turkey hunting on Corps land in 2013/2014.

Dove, Waterfowl

Permits are no longer necessary to hunt dove or waterfowl.

Deer Archery

Permits are no longer necessary to archery hunt.   Deer stands/blinds may not be left on corps property unattended. Legal permitted hunters may hunt all hunting zones. Crossbows are legal archery equipment. Archery hunting is prohibited during firearms deer season.

Firearms Deer Hunt Drawing:

The Corps of Engineers will accept applications for Waco Lake deer hunting permits between July 15, 2013 and September 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm.  The application must be accompanied by a signed liability waiver, and proof of hunters education if the hunter is born before on or before September 2, 1971.  Permits are good for one week, and are for a specific hunting area at Waco Lake.   Applications and liability waivers are available at the Waco Lake Project Office, 3801 Zoo Park Drive, or may be downloaded from the Waco Lake webpage and mailed.  Faxed copies of the liability waiver will not be accepted as an original signature is required.

The only firearm permitted for this hunt is a shotgun with slugs. Baiting is permitted, but all bait must be spread by hand. No personal equipment (ie. feeders, stands…etc.) shall be left unattended on government property. The drawing for permits will be held on September 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Airport Beach pavilion. You need not be present to obtain a permit, but those present will receive priority pick of date and hunting area at Waco Lake.

Youth Firearms Hunt:
The Waco Lake youth hunt will be held on October 26-27, 2013.  for this hunt will be accepted between July 15, 2013 and September 17, 2013.  The drawing will be held on September 21, 2013, at 2:30pm, at the Airport Beach Pavilion. The only firearm permitted for this hunt is a shotgun with slugs.   Each hunter must have proof of hunter’s education, and must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.  Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 16 years old on October 26, 2013. 

Youth Hunting Application

NO PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED DURING SUMMER MONTHS AFTER TURKEY SEASON

HUNTERS MUST CARRY REQUIRED PERMIT WITH THEM WHEN HUNTING USACE PROPERTY

HUNTERS MUST OBEY HUNTING REGULATIONS SET FORTH BY THE STATE OF TEXAS

****Waco Lake requires proof of Hunters Education as required by the State of Texas****

****All hunters are advised to read the District Hunting Policy as it has been updated.****

 

 

 

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This site last updated on August 8, 2013