Hunting and Fishing Permits

An updated Tennessee Fishing License is required to fish in the Obed. Hunting is permitted in certain locations at the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Please see a park ranger or stop in at the Obed Visitor Center to get information on the permissible hunting locations within the park. Hunting is also permitted within the boundaries of the adjacent Catoosa Wildlife Management Area during scheduled hunting seasons.

Contact the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency at for information on both hunting and fishing in Tennessee. You may also purchase a hunting or fishing license online.

Hog (Wild Boar) hunting permits are also available online or through the mail from late August until the end of February. The permit costs $5.00 and will be good for the entire hog hunting season which runs from mid-September through the end of February each year. Interested hunters must produce their valid Tennessee hunting license in order to purchase a hog hunting permit. Contact us for more information about how to mail in your payment for a permit.

Only weapons legal for the current hunting season may be used for hunting feral hogs. For example: During the archery deer season, feral hogs can be taken only using archery equipment; during muzzle loading season, feral hogs can be taken only using muzzle loaders; and during gun season they can only be taken with a gun. You must possess a valid kill tag for the weapon that you are using.

Hog Hunting Guide (95 KB)

If you purchase your hog hunting permit online, please print out your receipt or write down your tracking ID number. This is what you will need to have if you are checked by a ranger.

For further information, please contact the park at (423) 346-6294.

Last updated: August 12, 2020

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208 N. Maiden Street
Wartburg, TN 37887


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