HOG HUNTING SEASON will open mid-September 2023.
Hog Hunting Guide (95 KB)
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 required to hunt hogs during this season and may be purchased online or by check through the mail 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. Contact us for more information about how to mail in your payment for a permit.
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. You must have a valid hunting license for the state you will be hunting in. Hunting licenses from states other than Tennessee or Kentucky are NOT valid.
- 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.
If you purchase your permit online (this link is only active from mid-September to the end of February each year), please print out your receipt or write down your Pay.gov tracking ID number. This is what you will need to have if you are checked by a park ranger.