Wallisville Lake Project accepting feral hog permit applications

WALLISVILLE, Texas (September 4, 2019)– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, Wallisville Lake Project Office, Feral Hog Management Program is accepting annual feral hog applications from Sept. 1- 30 for the upcoming 2019-2020 hog hunting season.

“Over the past several years, feral hogs have become an ever increasing problem around the Wallisville Lake Project,” said Eric Angle, natural resource specialist with USACE Galveston District. “Feral hogs are a nuisance animal and are notorious for the amount of destruction that they can cause. They have created numerous problems out at Wallisville Lake to include habitat loss, property damage, loss of wildlife, and are a constant safety concern for the general public. Hunting will consist of hunting with dogs and setting of traps.”

Applicants must apply for the hog hunting permit using the Wallisville Lake Feral Hog Management Program website to complete the 2019-2020 hog hunting application, located at http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/Wallisville-Lake-Project-Office. No other form of application (written cards, letters, etc.) will be accepted.  The following information must be accurately entered in the application form: Full name as it appears on your driver’s license, mailing address, email, phone number (where you can be contacted during/after hog hunting season) and driver’s license number. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and only one application per household address will be accepted.  Send the completed application to HuntWallisville@usace.army.mil.

A random drawing will be held Oct. 1 to select 25 permit winners. The permit selectees will be notified in mid-October by email containing additional instructions for obtaining their official hog hunting permit. A meeting will be held in October 2019 in order to issue the permits. All hog hunting selectees must attend this meeting to receive a USACE Hog Hunting permit. No make-up meetings or appointments will be offered for permit issuance.

“At the Corps, safety is our number one priority,” said Angle. “The Wallisville Lake staff advises hunters to check with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department concerning state regulations, hunting seasons and bag limits and to contact the Wallisville Lake Project Office at (409) 389-2285.”

You can view the USACE regulations at: http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/WallisvilleLakeProjectOffice.aspx

Located 40 miles east of downtown Houston at the Trinity River and Interstate 10, the Wallisville Lake Project is designed to primarily prevent the intrusion of saltwater up the Trinity River in order to conserve fresh water and to protect fresh water intakes for local municipalities, including the City of Houston. In addition to protecting the fresh water supply, the project supports navigation of commercial and recreational boats, serves as a water supply, is a favorite recreational destination among Houstonians and supports an array of fish and wildlife habitats.

Release no. 19-024

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