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Harvesting Wild Hogs at Big South Fork NRRA & Obed WSR

Wild Hogs

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News Release Date: August 26, 2019

Contact: Jason Fisher, (423) 569-9778

Contact: Christopher Derman

Deer hunting season opens in Kentucky on September 7 and in Tennessee on September 28. During that time, wild hogs may be harvested with the appropriate weapon that is legal for that specific season and during an extended hog hunting season that lasts from the end of the deer season until the end of February with a weapon that is approved by that state for harvesting big game.

A $5 hog hunting permit is required to hunt hogs and may be purchased at one of the park visitor centers or online at, or

In addition, a valid hunting license is required to purchase the hog permit. There is no limit on the number of hogs that may be harvested, and they are not required to be checked in.

The wild hog is an invasive exotic species that has a significant negative impact to native species and does a great deal of damage to farmlands and residential areas. The damage they cause threatens park resources including federally listed species such as the white fringeless orchid, Cumberland sandwort, and Cumberland rosemary.

Hunters are encouraged to send in pictures of wild pigs harvested in the park. Tag photos with #HuntBSF or #HuntOBED to share your hunting experiences on social media.

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

Last updated: August 26, 2019

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