Hunting at Lewisville Lake



Special Limited Archery White-tailed Deer Hunt in the Hickory Creek Area: Archery deer hunting permits will be issued in a lottery system, where only one doe tag per permit winner will be provided. Based on wildlife survey data we will only be issuing ten tags total. Applications will be posted on the Lewisville Lake website between July 1st- 31st, 2022. Permit winners will be mailed a package explaining the hunt itself, details regarding a mandatory pre-hunt meeting, hunt regulations, and a map. Each deer hunter must provide the following prior to the hunt at the pre-meeting: proof of hunters education, valid Texas hunting license, and photo ID. Proof of archery proficiency is also required by providing a range card from a certified archery range prior to the mandatory pre-hunt orientation. Each deer hunter must email the following post hunt: a harvest report submittal and a TPWD incidental day light survey to ceswf-hunt-lewisville no later than one week after the end of the hunt. If the list items are not received the hunter will not be eligible to apply for the lottery for the following season. Hunters must follow all Federal and State hunting laws and regulations.

Special limited archery White-Tailed deer hunt dates are from 13 November 12th-19th, 2022.

Hunting Permits for the 2021-2022 season are no longer available. We have met the allotted 600 permits.

General Hunting

The General Hunting application, is no longer available. If you have any questions please email, ceswf-hunt-lewisville, or call the Lewisville Lake office at 469-645-9100.

We have issued all 600 permits. We have removed the application from the website and have stop accepting all applications.

Special Limited Archery White-tailed Deer Hunt:

The Limited Archery White-tailed Deer Hunt applications in the Hickory Creek area are no longer available. If you have any questions please call, 469-645-9100.

NOTICE: The Hunting Mobile Map has been changed.

To view and interact with the Lake's Hunting Map from your smartphone, please scan the QR code below with your smart phone.

A Print Version of the hunting map may be found HERE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has depicted this spatial data as a representation of the various geographic information gathered from multiple sources. This data should be viewed only as a representation of the data, and should not be used for any other purpose. No guarantee is made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the accuracy or completeness of the data or their suitability for a particular use.

Hunting Zones:It is the hunter’s responsibility to observe property lines and be aware of the boundaries of the hunting area he or she uses. Hunting or shooting whitin 600 feet of homes, developed parks, roads, fishing piers or platforms, farm and ranch yards, outlet structures, emergency spillways, or other areas is prohibited.

Please note the changes to the City of Denton Hunting Map

click here.

The area north of Highway 380 has been leased to the City of Denton and any hunting in that area will be administered by that city. Hunting information for that area can be obtained by calling (940) 349-8230, or by visiting their website, City of Denton Hunting Permits.

Hunting Licenses, Permits, and Fees

To obtain a hunting permit for Lake Lewisville a valid hunter education certificate is required unless he or she was born before September 2, 1971. You may get a one time "Hunter Education Deferral". This can be purchased where and when you buy your Texas Parks and Wildlife state hunting license. You can submit for a Corps permits starting August 11, 2021 at 8:00 am from the USACE Lewisville Lake website. The Corps permits are free, but you will need a valid driver's license or ID and a valid 2021-2022 TPWD hunting license and either a hunter education certificate or "Hunter Ed. Deferral" by the time you go hunting. You will receive a permit via mail, and a vehicle tag. Map and regulations can be downloaded via the USACE Lewisville Lake website 

Fort Worth District Hunting Guide PDF

Legal Game: Dove, quail, squirrel, rabbits, snipe, rails, coyote, feral hogs, waterfowl and turkey.

Bag Limits: Bag limits are the same as those listed in the 2021-2022 Texas Outdoor Annual for Denton County.

Open Seasons: Hunting for legal game (listed above) allowed as published in the Texas Outdoor Annual for Denton County. The hunting areas will open September 1, 2021 and close August 31, 2022.

Legal Hunting Weapons and Methods: Archery only for feral hogs, and coyote; all other legal game may be taken with a shotgun using shot size no larger then #2. Crossbows WILL be allowed to hunt Feral Hogs and coyote. It is ILLEGAL to hunt with or carry muzzleloaders, rifles and/or pistols while on USACE property.

Hunter Responsibility:All hunters must obey hunting regulations issued by County, State, and Federal Governments and abide by the Fort Worth District hunting policy. All persons hunting on Corps of Engineers lands or waters will be held liable for any conduct or action which endangers the safety of other project visitors or adjacent landowners and for damage to property on project lands and adjoining private property.  The operation of a motorized vehicle off a designated roadway is prohibited on US Army Corps of Engineer property. 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 turkey, waterfowl, or migratory birds. Non-bark penetrating tree stands, as well as temporary free-standing blinds such as towers, platforms, tent-style, and natural blinds are allowed. However, each blind, regardless of use, must be completley removed from the land or water upon completion of each hunting days. Public law 111-024 does not apply to Corps projects or facilities, therefore it is illegal to carry a firearm unless in the act of hunting as permitted by the dictrict commander or with written permission from the district commander.

Hunting or Lewisville Lake questions: Please call (469) 645-9100

Outdoor Annual for State of Texas hunting information, including regulations, limits, seasons, and other useful information.