Trinity River Refuge Hunt Opportunities

LIBERTY, August 17, 2012 - Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge is offering hunting opportunities for the 2012/13 season for Archery Only, Upland Game, and Muzzleloader “mini seasons.” The application procedure, application period, number of permits issued, type of drawing, and Refuge season dates are listed at <http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/trinityriver/>. You can also type in Trinity River Refuge in any search engine to locate the website. All the units are described with maps and directions on the website. You must be 18 or older by October 1 of the hunt season to apply.

Lottery applications for the Refuge’s 23 day mini-season Archery Only hunt (deer and hog) will be accepted between August 20 and September 7, 2012. If selected, the permitted hunter will be allowed to bring 1 guest and 1 youth (age 12 to 17) OR 2 youths at no additional charge. Any applications received before August 20 or after September 7 will not be accepted.

First come, first serve applications for the 2012 Upland Game hunt (squirrel and rabbit) and Muzzleloader hunt (deer and hog) will be accepted starting August 20 until they run out. Each adult hunter must have a permit but will be allowed to bring up to two youth hunters (age 12 to 17) at no additional charge, but no adult guest. Any applications received before August 20 will not be accepted.

Since these hunts will be taking place on a National Wildlife Refuge, certain special regulations will be enforced as described in the application process. Additional hunting opportunities for the 2012/13 Waterfowl and Big Game (deer and hog) will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Fully completed applications with a check or money order should be mailed and made payable to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, PO Box 10015, Liberty, TX 77575. The public drawing for the Archery Only lottery hunt will be held on September 14 at 10:00am at the Refuge office located at 601 FM 1011, Liberty, TX. You do not have to be present to be selected. Those persons selected will be notified by mail within 10 days and given a Refuge hunt permit with a list of Refuge regulations and map.

 

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