Hunting

Ducks on Champion Lake / Gary Holmes ©

Hunting is one of the priority recreational uses on National Wildlife Refuges and compatible with the mission of this refuge. Hunters help manage feral hogs, exotic and invasive species that destroy habitat important to many other wildlife species. While enjoying this traditional, recreational activity, hunters help manage these lands for the benefit of wildlife and you.

Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge has transitioned our General (which includes rifle, archery, and muzzleload) and Upland Game lottery hunts to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department "Drawn Hunts" system TPWD Drawn Hunts.  The TPWD Drawn Hunt for the refuge is for deer/hog and squirrel/rabbit only.  

The refuge's Waterfowl Hunt lottery draw will continue being conducted by the Refuge for the 2019/20 season.  

You can still contact the refuge concerning questions about all our hunts, but any question concerning the Drawn Hunts for Big Game and Upland Game must go through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Website (link above). PLEASE READ ALL THEIR INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. 

To view all the Maps for hunts, you can go to: Trinity River Refuge Maps