• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Hog Hunting Permits Go On Sale Starting Saturday, September 28

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Date: September 19, 2013
Contact: Letitia Neal, 423-569-9778
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is one of only a few National Park Service units legislated to allow hunting.  Due to changes in the Tennessee hunting regulations, wild hogs may be hunted in the Big South Fork NRRA as well as the Obed Wild and Scenic River from September 28, 2013, through February 28, 2014, in both Tennessee and Kentucky.  A permit is still required to hunt hogs during this season and may be purchased at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center, the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center, or online at http://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/hog-hunting.htm.  The permit costs $5.00, and those who purchase the permit will be requested to participate in a survey at a later date.  A valid hunting license is required to purchase the permit.  Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs.

For more information, contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275 or the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center at (423) 346-6294. 

Did You Know?

Black bear now live in and around Big South Fork.

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...