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Hunting Permit Changes

Tyler County Booster

Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent announced today that the Preserve has made several important changes to the hunting program for the 2011-12 hunting season. Permits are free and will be issued from July 1, 2011, until February 29, 2012. Major Changes Effective Immediately: • Children 12 and under will be required to have a permit to hunt in the Big Thicket. • New limits have been established for the number of permits available for each unit. • Returning hunters will not receive a permit if their hunter harvest card is not received by April 8, 2012. Permits will be issued at the Preserve Visitor Center located 8 miles north ofKountze at 6044 FM 420. Permits will be issued from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Hunters will be allowed to take white-tailed deer, squirrel, rabbit, feral hog, and waterfowl from the Preserve during the hunting season. Every hunter born on September 2, 1971 or later must successfully complete a State of Texas Hunter Education Training Course.

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