There is still time to hunt turkey at Whitney and Aquilla Lakes

Published April 25, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives at Whitney and Aquilla Lakes remind hunters that Turkey Season is still open. The last of this year’s hunting seasons will end on May 11.

According to lake officials the 2013-2014 hunting season has been busy and a success. More than 2,700 permits were issued this season. Many white-tailed deer were taken at Whitney Lake and waterfowl hunters had great success at Aquilla Lake. This leaves the elusive gobblers this year, if you want a challenge there are still a few weeks left to hunt turkey.

Working in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Division a, Women in the Outdoors archery hunt was hosted December 6 -8. The hunt was for women, new to the outdoors or hunting, to have an opportunity to experience the outdoors while learning safe hunting techniques.

In March, the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Texas Parks and Wildlife hosted a NWTF Junior Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship event at Lofers West Park. Young hunters and their parents were provided a range of activities for children to participate in such as archery, sportsman’s code of conduct and a turkey call workshops to name a few.

All in all, the 2013-14 hunting season has shaped up to be a good season with similar successes sure to repeat themselves for next hunting season.

For more information about activities at Whitney and Aquilla Lakes visit us at or by phone at (254) 622-3332 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Facebook at:
Ed Rivera

Release no. 14-024