BSFNRRA Announces Change in Hog Hunting Season Dates
Contact: Howard Duncan, 423-569-9778
In response to the new regulations concerning hog hunting recently announced by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Big South Fork Superintendent Niki Nicholas is announcing the policy for Big South Fork NRRA dealing with hog hunting. The hog hunting season will extend from September 24, 2011, until February 29, 2012. The required National Park Service issued hog hunting permit will cover this extended use period. The permit is valid in both the Tennessee and Kentucky portions of the park. Permits, which remain $5.00, may be purchased at park visitor centers and from local vendors. In addition to the park permit, a valid hunting license issued by the state where hunting will take place is required.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1990's black bear were released in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to study relocation techniques and to determine whether adequate habitat existed in the area. There are now an estimated 40 - 50 bear living in and around the park. More...