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Hunting at Grapevine Lake
ATTENTION: Saturday March 11th there will be a Grapevine Lake WMA Clean up day. Anyone who wishes to volunteer should show up to the Grapevine Lake project office at 9am on March 11th to sign volunteer forms as well as getting a game plan together with everyone who shows up. If you plan on attending the clean up day please send an email to Austin.L.Smith2@usace.army.mil with the number of people you will be bringing and how many are under 18 years of age. The USACE will provide trash bags, dump trailer, and have UTVs present to help transport trash. Please bring your own gloves and proper clothing for walking through brush. If you have any questions you can send them to the email listed above.
Grapevine Lake Hunting Information
For the Grapevine Lake Mobile Hunting Map, scan the QR code below with your smart phone.
To access the Grapevine Lake Mobile Hunting Map on your web browser on your computer, click
For a printable version of the Grapevine Lake Hunting map, click
For a 2020-2021 Deer Season Survey Results, click
2021-2022 Deer Season Survey Results,
Please send all applications, questions, surveys, or other information regarding the hunting at Grapevine Lake to CESWF-Grapevine-Hunting@usace.army.mil
The past few years Grapevine Lake’s hunting program has seen an influx in the number of hunters who want to hunt the Grapevine Lake WMA. The influx of hunters has caused delays in the distribution of permits, as well as caused some hunters to become frustrated with the process for a plethora of different reasons. Click HERE for a survey to give your opinion on the future of Grapevine Lake’s hunting permitting process. These surveys will be accepted through December 11th 2022.
2021-2022 hunting season information
White-tailed Deer Hunting Archery Only:
250 Permits will be issued in a lottery system. Quota permits for deer will be issued based on current best management practices
for White-tailed Deer populations, and harvest guidelines. Applications may be submitted via email, mailed, or dropped off in person
to the office located at 110 Fairway Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051 between
1 July 2022 - 31 July 2022
. Applications will be available
online when the application period opens. Party leaders will be notified ONLY if their application is drawn, and permits must be picked
up at the address listed previously. There will be no redraw. Those who get drawn for the archery deer hunt are allowed to harvest
feral hogs with this permit WITHIN deer season ONLY. Each application must be filled out completely and the waiver of liability must
be signed by each person on the application or the whole permit gets voided for the lottery.
SEASON DATES: 1 Oct. 2022 - 1 Jan. 2023, plus special late season 2 Jan. 2023 – 15 Jan. 2023 (See TPWD Outdoor Annual for restrictions
and bag limits). Hunters must follow all Federal and State hunting laws and regulations.
REMINDER: All hunters who were drawn in the previous season, but did not submit an end of the year survey, will be disqualified from the drawing.Click HERE for the post season deer survey which is mandatory for all drawn deer hunters. This survey is due March 3rd 2023.
Youth White-tailed Archery Deer Hunting:Youth 16 years or younger may archery hunt White-tailed Deer without a permit. We want to promote youth in the outdoors, a waiver of liability must still be filled out prior to hunting. Applicants that are 16 years old must have proof of hunter’s education or be accompanied. Applicants that are 15 years old or younger must be accompanied. SEASON DATES: 1 Oct. 2022 - 1 Jan. 2023, plus special late season 2 Jan. 2023 – 15 Jan. 2023 (See TPWD Outdoor Annual for restrictions). Hunters must follow all Federal and State hunting laws and regulations.
Click HERE for the 2022-2023 youth deer liability waivers for hunters 16 years old and younger.
UPDATE: Grapevine Lake’s Hunting map has been updated to clear up some common areas of confusion. The waterfowl zone has been split into two zones along with adding a few small no hunting zones where hunting was already illegal. This does not change any of our enforcement but rather clears things up so we do not run into issues we have been seeing. The “Waterfowl Hunting – Watercraft” zone is only permitted to be hunted by watercraft only. No hunting from shore is allowed in said zone. The other waterfowl area does permit hunting the lake from shore. This has already been a rule of thumb but we did not feel it was clearly stated before.500 permits are issued first come-first serve basis. Permits will be issued to applicants with a properly filled out Grapevine Waterfowl Hunting Application. Applications will be accepted and issued staring Monday 1 August 2022 until they are all issued. The application MUST be submitted on-line. All applications received before 1 August 2022 will be thrown out. Shooting hours end at noon each day of the season. (See TPWD Outdoor Annual for season dates per species). Hunters must follow all Federal and State hunting laws and regulations All permits for the 2022-2023 season have been issued at this time and we will not be issuing anymore for this season.
800 General hunting permits will be issued on a first come-first serve for all legal game identified by TPWD for Denton County (excluding white-tail deer and waterfowl). Applications will be accepted and issued starting Monday 15 August 2022 until they are all issued. The application MUST be submitted on-line. (See TPWD Outdoor Annual for species and season dates). Hunters must follow all Federal and State hunting laws and regulations.
Click Here for the general permit,Click here to submit your application.
Lake Wide Special Restrictions:
- White-tailed Deer and feral hog hunting are by archery only (includes crossbows).
- All other legal game may be taken with a shotgun using shot size not larger than #2.
- You must be 600 feet from homes, developed parks, roads and farm/ranch yards while hunting. This includes Trophy Club Park and its shoreline!
- Shooting for fun, practice or at targets is prohibited.
- Night hunting is not allowed.
- Trapping of any kind is prohibited
- Sport chasing with dogs is prohibited
- Non-bark penetrating portable tree stands as well as free standing stands are allowed. However, any blinds/tree stands used must be completely removed from project lands upon completion of each hunting day
- HUNTERS ORANGE: Hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of hunters orange material when hunting and are also required to wear some type of orange head wear. Hunters exempt from this requirement are : persons hunting deer or turkey or feral hog or waterfowl and migratory birds. Hunter orange is highly recommended for hunter’s safety.
- Possession of manual or electronic varmint calling devices, baits, or lures is prohibited while hunting. Again, no baiting of any kind !!!
- Waterfowl decoys are allowed!
Questions:Please contact a Park Ranger at 817-865-2600 Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.