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The Hilltop Lakes Wildlife Management Team (WMT) is an organization formed to provide a safe and healthy balance between wildlife and the human population at Hilltop Lakes, Texas through safe and properly planned management and education.

TO HUNT, TRAP, OR OTHERWISE TAKE WILDLIFE AT HILLTOP LAKES YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT TEAM (WMT) AND BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE HILLTOP LAKES POA AND THE WMT.

Continue scrolling for general information about the WMT or browse the site for more specific information or to learn how to join.

News and Important Info

Registration for the 2024 - 2025 season is now open for everyone. 

Current members that have NOTARIZED and CURRENT membership forms on file can simply use the PayPal form, mail a check, or pay at a meeting.  No need to fill out forms again unless you just want to or have information to update. 

New and lapsed members must fill out new forms and have them notarized.  You may pay using the PayPal function of you wish, but the notarized forms must be on file before you hunt. 

Registration for the 2024 - 2025 season will follow these dates: 
Jan 1, 2024 - Open for current members only. 
March 1, 2024 - Open for new and lapsed members. 
March 31, 2024 - Registration deadline for common ground holders wishing to keep their spot. 
July 20, 2024 - Registration deadline for all members. 

IMPORTANT: The requirement to attend at least one WMT meeting was reinstated last year and will be in effect this year as well. This is probably the last warning on this. Going forward, assume the meeting requirement is in effect unless otherwise noted.

Deer Management

Management of deer is done through participation in the TPWD MLDCO management program.  One of the benefits of being an MLDCO is that our deer hunting season is extended through the end of February.  A state-issued hunting license is required, but members do not use the tags issued with their hunting license and must use the state issued MLDCO tags instead.  All hunting is archery only.

Be aware, Hilltop Lakes is NOT a deer lease.  If you are looking to hang that trophy buck on your wall, then you may be happier hunting somewhere else.  Managing the deer population means the primary focus is thinning the excess does from the herd per our biologist's recommendations.  We have made great strides in improving the overall health of the deer herd taking this approach, but, as such, there are very few buck tags issued each season. 

Hog Control

Another focus of The WMT is hog control at Hilltop Lakes.  WMT members may hunt and trap hogs year round.  It's a great way to keep your skills honed and help combat the destructive hog problem.  All hunting is archery only.

Trapping of hogs is allowed.  However, snares, leg holds, jaw traps, or dogs are prohibited.

Membership Guidelines

Ready to Join?  Here are some of the requirements that must be met to participate with the Wildlife Team.

General

  • Must be a current property owner and in good standing with the Hilltop Lakes POA.
  • Must attend at least one of the three WMT meetings. 
    • The meetings are held the 3rd Saturday in March, July, and September at 1:00 p.m. Location TBA, but usually the Community Center, the Tonkawa Room, or the Cleaning Station. 
  • Must have registered and paid your fees by the registration dates listed below.
  • A full listing of our rules, regulations, and by-laws are available on this website.

Yearly Dues

  • Individual Membership $ 75.00
  • Family Membership $ 150.00 (A family is defined as a husband, wife, and minor children. All hunting family members must meet the requirements.)
  • Non-hunting Membership $ 50.00

Registration Dates

  • March 31st   - Common ground holders wishing to keep your spot 
  • July WMT meeting -  Every one else. 
  • The only on site registration dates this year are the March WMT meeting and the July WMT meeting.  All other registrations are by mail only. 
  • No late registrations are accepted.
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