Hunting at Joe Pool Lake


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Policy Statement

It is the Policy of the 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 Corps of Engineers as a management tool to obtain our natural resource goal while providing recreational opportunities to the public. There are approximately 148,000 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.