Woodlands Trail Closure
The Woodlands Trail in the Big Sandy Creek Unit will be closed August 19-29 and September 2-12, 2014, while park staff and an AmeriCorps crew apply herbicide to trifoliate orange, an invasive non-native shrub that has become problematic in that area.
Hunting Permit Registration Begins July 8
Contact: Leta Parker, (409) 951-6831
Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Doug Neighbor announced today that the Preserve will issue free hunting permits from July 8, 2013, until February 28, 2014. Permits will be issued daily at the Preserve Visitor Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, including weekends. The visitor center is located eight miles north of Kountze at 6102 FM 420.
Permits are available per hunting unit as follows:
Hunters must return their harvest cards by April 1, 2014, in order to receive a permit to hunt the following season.
For more information, contact Big Thicket National Preserve at (409) 951-6700 or (409) 951-6831.
Did You Know?
Big Thicket's Kirby Nature Trail was named after the famous timber tycoon, John Henry Kirby, who had set aside this area for employee hunting and recreation almost 100 years ago.