Feral Hog Trapping
Big Thicket National Preserve issues free permits for the public to trap feral hogs in the preserve. A permit allows trappers to set 2 hog traps per year within designated areas in the preserve.
Get Your Permit
Trappers can pick up a free permit at the visitor center during trapping season, beginning on the first Monday of February. Permits are issued first-come, first-served and include numbered tags to place on your hog traps. Availability is limited to 75 permits per season.
Pick Your Trapping Lots
Trapping is allowed in these units; each one is divided into numbered lots:
Big Thicket National Preserve observes all hunting and trapping regulations set forth by the state of Texas. Regulations specific to Big Thicket National Preserve are listed on our Feral Hog Trapping Regulations page.
Feral Hog Management
Learn about the preserve's strategies for combating feral hogs.
Big Thicket National Preserve issues free trapping permits for furbearing animals for several units of the preserve. Permits are issued first-come, first-served through the preserve Resource Management office. Hunters must have their current Texas trapping license in order to get a permit.
The preserve generally follows the trapping regulations set forth by the state of Texas. Trapping regulations specific to the preserve are listed on the Furbearing Trapping Guide and Regulations page.
Furbearer Trapping Unit Maps
Download a map of each furbearer trapping unit in PDF format:
Last updated: March 9, 2023