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:
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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
As a unit of the National Park Service, Big South Fork River and Recreation follows standard regulations applying to hunting. In general, the hunting regulations within the Big South Fork are the same as the respective state in which you are hunting. For those hunting in Tennessee, the Tennessee regulations would apply, and for those hunting in Kentucky, the Kentucky regulations would apply.
Due to changes in the Tennessee hunting regulations, wild hogs may be hunted in the Big South Fork NRRA from mid-September through the end of February each year, 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. 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.