Lake Sam Rayburn

Because Life is Better at the Lake

Public Hunt Drawings

by




Start making plans for the upcoming hunting season - apply for Drawn Hunts now. The Public Hunt Drawing System provides opportunities to apply for a wide variety of high-quality hunts across the state, including special drawings for both adults and youth hunters. The online system is now accepting applications, and the first hunt category deadline is only 1 month away.

The first application deadline is August 1. Application deadlines are on the 1st and 15th of each month, with the last deadline on November 1. Drawings are usually held the following business day. E-Postcard Hunts and US Forest Service Antlerless Deer Permits require a 2020-21 Annual Public Hunting Permit to apply and will be available beginning August 15.

Highlights
• New Hunt Categories: National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Feral Hog and Spring Turkey.
• New Areas: Roger Fawcett WMA, Hagerman NWR and Laguna Atascosa NWR – Bahia Grande Unit.
• No application or permit fees for Youth Only (age 8-16) hunt categories.

How it Works
• Browse hunts by category or location.
• Use your Customer ID as your identifier.
• Apply for multiple areas in the same category.
• The application fee is $0, $3, $10, depending on the hunt.
• After you apply, you can check your drawing status at any time.
• If you are drawn for a hunt, an $80 or $130 permit fee is required for most hunts. Some hunts have no permit fees.

Questions? Contact us at hunt@tpwd.texas.gov




Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tbehrcomm@gmail.com


Tell us what you think!

Lake Sam Rayburn Real Estate with Rayburn Realty

Lake Sam Rayburn Email Updates


 

Visit our Lake Sam Rayburn Sponsors!

Lake Sam Rayburn on Social Media

 
       

Lake Sam Rayburn Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.

 

Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast

Thursday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 92

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75

Friday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 93

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 93

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 94

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/6: 162.81 (-1.59)



Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 29)

FAIR. Water stained; 86 degrees; 1.35’ low. Largemouth bass are good in the am on topwater in calm water out of the wind, and fair in the pm fishing brush and ledges between 14-18 feet on brighter worms, and jigs. White bass are fair, reaching deep with minnows and flashers. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working shade and tight vegetation windows. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.