Superintendent Douglas Neighbor announced today that Big Thicket National Preserve will be issuing 21 trapping permits for the 2014-15 State of Texas trapping season, which starts Dec. 1, and runs through Jan. 31, 2015.

Limited permits will be available for designated trapping areas: Beaumont – 4, Jack Gore Baygall – 7, Lance Rosier – 7, and Neches Bottom – 3.  

Trapping applications will be taken from Oct. 20-24, at the Preserve Visitor Center, located 8 miles north of Kountze at 6102 FM 420. The Visitor Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Permits will be selected by random drawing if more applications are received than available permits. Permits will be issued by mail during the month of November.  

  • Trappers may request a permit for only one trapping area/unit.
  • Trappers must have a valid driver’s license or other official identification to receive a permit.  
  • Trappers must show the locations of their trap-lines on a map provided by the Preserve when they submit their applications.  

For more information, contact the Preserve Visitor Center at 409.951.6700.