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

Archery Hunting

Applications complete for 2021-2022

APPLICATIONS: Archery Applications for the Lake Georgetown 2021-2022 Archery Hunting Season will be accepted starting May 3, 2021. All applications must be turned in to the Lake Office no later than July 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm. Applications can be brought to or mailed to the Lake Georgetown Project Office at the address below. The project office will NOT accept applications by email this season. The $25 application fee will be waived for the 2021-2022 season, but will return for the 2022-2023 season.


Lake Office Address:
Lake Georgetown Office
Attn: Hunting Program Coordinator
500 Lake Overlook Rd.
Georgetown, TX 78633

Lake Office Email: ceswf-od-nf@usace.army.mil (We will NOT accept applications by email.)

DRAWING: The drawing for the 2021-2022 Archery Deer Hunt will take place at the Lake Georgetown Office on August 6, 2021 at 10:00 am. The drawing will be open to the public. After the initial drawing, five stand-by hunters will be drawn from remaining applicants. If a drawn hunter fails to pick up their permits by the designated date, a stand-by hunter will be given the opportunity to take their place in the order in which they were drawn. All applicants will receive an email notification after the drawing with their updated status.

EXEMPTIONS: Hunters from the 2020-2021 season who harvested TWO mature does may be considered exempt for the 2021-2022 season. These hunters will still need to send in an application by the July 2nd deadline to be eligible for this year’s hunt. They will be notified of their exemption after the drawing.

ORIENTATION: The 2021-2022 Archery Hunting Orientation will be held at the Lake Georgetown Office on August 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Attendance will not be mandatory, but hunters are encouraged to participate. All hunters will be required to sign the Lake Georgetown 2021-2022 Hunting Policy form to verify that they have reviewed the orientation and hunting policies. Hunters will be expected to know and follow all rules and restrictions listed on these documents. Stand-by hunters will not be drawn at the orientation.

PERMIT PICK-UP: Drawn and exempt hunters will be able to pick up their permits at the Lake Georgetown Office starting Friday August 20, 2021 after the Orientation. In order to receive their permits, hunters MUST bring the required documentation to the Lake Office on one of the following scheduled days between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm:

  • Friday, August 20, 2021 (After Orientation)
  • Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Friday September 3, 2021
  • Friday September 10, 2021 (NLT 3:30 pm)

Items Required for Permit Pick-up:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Hunter’s Education or Current Exemption
  • Proficiency Test with a score of 80% or higher (dated July 1, 2021 or later)
  • Signed Hunting Policies (Provided at Office)
  • Signed Waiver of Liability (Provided at Office)
  • $90.00 Hunting Fee (Must be paid by Credit Card Only at the Lake Office)

ARCHERY EQUIPMENT SET UP: Drawn hunters will NOT be permitted to set up hunting blinds until they have received their permit from the lake office. Hunting Blinds must be tagged with the hunter’s permit number. All unidentified and unmarked blinds may be removed by Corps personnel. Additional information will be covered during the Hunter Orientation.

Questions can be directed to Jewel Hale by lake office email above.

If you have any questions please email or call the office at (512) 930-2283.

 

Small Game Hunting

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 Archery-Only season set by TPWD (October 3rd - November 6th). Hunters must meet state hunter education requirements and possess a 2021-2022 TPWD hunting license. For more information on Small Game Permits please read the Lake Georgetown Hunting Policy.

APPLICATIONS: 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.  The $25 application fee will be waived for the 2021-2022 Hunting Season. All applications must be submitted to the Lake Georgetown Project Office between July 6, 2021 and August 6, 2021. ¬†Applications received outside this timeframe will not be entered in the drawing. Applications must be sent by postal mail or in-person to the Lake Georgetown Project Office no later than 3:30 pm on August 6, 2021.

DRAWING: Small game permits will be administered through a random drawing process. Drawn hunters will receive an email notification with further information no later than August 13, 2021.

Small Game Application: Please email ceswf-od-nf@usace.army.mil to receive a PDF of the application by August 6, 2021 @ 3:30pm.

Lake Office Address:
Lake Georgetown Project Office
Small Game Application Submittal
500 Lake Overlook Drive
Georgetown, TX 78633

Questions can be sent by email to ceswf-od-nf@usace.army.mil . (We will NOT accept applications by email.)

 

 

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.