Riverside, Giesecke and Talpa Wildlife Management Areas

Located near Lake O.H. Ivie, these three wildlife management areas offer hikers and hunters access to scenery filled with bluebonnets and wildlife. The areas were created as part of the District’s O.H. Ivie Reservoir permit and are accessible through the District. Regular foot traffic access passes are the same as those to District lakes.

Hunting permits for deer on the Riverside and Talpa Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are also selected by drawing each year. Permit applications are available in early July of each year and close mid-August. The management areas are open to hunting during white tail deer season. To request a mail application, call or write our main District office between July 15 and August 15 only using the following address:

Hunting Rules
  • All participants must abide by District Rules and Regulations
  • Use of buckshot prohibited
  • Bow and arrow hunting allowed
  • Shotguns must use slugs or shot no larger than #4
  • Muzzleloaders must be .50 caliber or larger