Wild hogs may be hunted at 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 at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center as well as online from late August until the end of February. The permit costs $5. A valid hunting license is required to purchase the hog permit to hunt. Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs.
What may I hunt with?
Use of a weapon to hunt hogs is consistent with state regulations during specific seasons, however, a season identified by the type of weapon (eg. muzzleloading season or rifle season) does not limit the hunter to that weapon in all cases.
- Archery season: a hog hunter can hunt with a bow or crossbow.
- Muzzleloader season: you can hunt with a muzzleloader, crossbow or bow.
- Rifle season: you can hunt with a bow, crossbow, muzzleloader, rifle, shotgun or pistol.
- Extended hog season you can hunt hogs with anything as long as it is legal for harvesting a deer.