As a unit of the National Park Service, there are additional laws and regulations listed below which apply to hunting in Big South Fork. Apart from these regulations, 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. Download a PDF file of Hunting Regulations for Big South Fork here (170 kb).
No Hunting/Safety Zones:
Hunting is permitted anywhere within the Big South Fork except for those areas designated as safety zones. These safety zones generally are located around areas of concentrated visitor use such as campgrounds and river access points. Download a PDF map of the Big South Fork Safety Zones. (1,600 kb)
The placement of salt, minerals, or food items or other bait to attract wildlife to a specific area is prohibited (36 C.F.R. 2.2(b)(4)). This does not prohibit the use of cover scents or attractant scents.
All hunters and those accompanying hunters during any big game firearm season (except turkey) shall wear a minimum of 500 square inches of blaze orange on their head and upper body during day light hours (36 C.F.R. 1.5(2)).
Shooting from a horse or other animal is prohibited within the park. This does not prohibit the use of a horse to gain access to the area in which you wish to hunt as long as it is an area that is open to horse use. Hunters must dismount from the horse prior to shooting.