Hunting at Lewisville Lake

 


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.

***All Lewisville Lake hunting permits have been issued for the 2020-2021 hunting season.

We began accepting hunting waivers/applications starting on August 10th through an online application system due to COVID-19 limiting person to person contact.

We accepted online waivers/applications online through August 18 when we received the final application to fill the 600 available permits.

All permits have been mailed. If you have not received your permit by September 1 please contact the Lewisville Lake Corps of Engineers office.

All waivers/applications made on or after August 19 will not be processed as we reached our 600 permit quota on August 18, 2020.

NOTICE: THE HUNTING MOBILE MAP HAS BEEN CHANGED. To view and interact with the Lake's Hunting Map from your smartphone, please click here and follow the updated instructions. 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.

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.

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 10, 2020 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 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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, 2020 and close August 31, 2021.

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 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.  Motorized Vehicles of any kind are not allowed 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, there for it is illegal to carry any firearm even with a state/federal certified CHL.

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.