Not too many units of the National Park System allow hunting within their borders, but Big South Fork National River and Recreation along the Tennessee-Kentucky line is one that does. And come Saturday a hog hunting season, which runs through February, will kick off in the park as well as at the Obed Wild and Scenic River.
A permit is still required to hunt hogs during this season and may be purchased at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center, the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center, or online. The permit costs $5, and those who purchase the permit will be requested to participate in a survey at a later date. A valid hunting license is required to purchase the permit. Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs.