Hunting Guide: Details on guidelines and permits. [170 kb PDF]
Safety Zones: Maps for both Tennessee and Kentucky. [603 kb PDF]
BUY YOUR HUNTING AND/OR FISHING LICENSE ONLINE:
Big South Fork is one of only a few National Park Service units legislated to allow hunting. Big game species found within the park are whitetail deer, turkey and wild boar. In addition, the area is rich in small game species, such as squirrel, raccoon, rabbit, and game birds.
Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Due to changes in the Tennessee hunting regulations, wild hogs may be hunted in the Big South Fork NRRA from Sept. 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 online starting in late August 2013. The permit costs $5. You must have a valid hunting license and the hog permit to hunt. Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs.
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...