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 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.
Did You Know?
In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.