North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

What to Hunt

Big Game

Small Game and Other Seasons

Species

Regulations

Additional
Information

Armadillo Regulations (PDF) General Information
Beaver Regulations (PDF)
General Information
Bobcat Regulations (PDF)
General Information
Coyote
Regulations (PDF)
General Information

5-County Coyote Hunting & Depredation Permits
 Crow  Regulations (PDF)
 
 Feral Swine
Regulations (PDF)
General Information
 Fox
Fox Seasons by County General Information
Groundhog
Regulations (PDF)

Grouse
Regulations (PDF)
General Information
Nutria
Regulations (PDF)

Opossum
Regulations (PDF)
General Information (PDF)
Pheasant
Regulations (PDF)

Quail
Regulations (PDF)
General Information
Rabbit
Regulations (PDF)

Raccoon
Regulations (PDF)
General Information
Skunk (striped)
Regulations (PDF)
General Information (PDF)
Squirrel
Regulations (PDF)
General Information
Controlled Hunting Preserves
Regulations (PDF)
General Information
Extended Falconry

Regulations (PDF)


Extended Falconry  for Migratory Game Birds (PDF) 

Mourning Dove

Species

2017-18
Season
Dates

2016-17
Regulations*

Additional Information

Doves (includes mourning and white-winged dove)

Seasons/Limits

Extended Falconry Seasons 

Migratory Game Birds – State Regulations (PDF) 

Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)

*2017-18 Regulations Digest will be available Aug.1, 2017

Additional Info (including public hunting opportunities and various reports)


Waterfowl

 

Species

2017-18
Season
Dates

2016-17
Regulations*

 

Additional Information

Waterfowl - General

(includes ducks, geese, swans and youth waterfowl days)
Seasons / Limits

Youth Waterfowl Day(s)

Extended Falconry Seasons
 
Migratory Game Birds – State Regulations (PDF) 

Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)

*2017-18 Regulations Digest will be available Aug.1, 2017
Additional Info (including license requirements, non-toxic shot requirements, baiting information and various reports)
Canada Goose Seasons / Limits Migratory Game Birds – State Regulations (PDF) 

Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)

*2017-18 Regulations Digest will be available Aug.1, 2017
Canada Goose Hunt Zone Map (PDF)

NE Goose Hunt Zone Permits (PDF)

Additional Info (including license requirements, non-toxic shot requirements, baiting information and various reports)
 Light Goose Seasons / Limits  Migratory Game Birds – State Regulations (PDF) 

Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)

*2017-18 Regulations Digest will be available Aug.1, 2017
 Light Goose Conservation Season Permit Information
Tundra Swan
 
Seasons / Limits
 
Migratory Game Birds – State Regulations (PDF) 

Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)

*2017-18 Regulations Digest will be available Aug.1, 2017   
Tundra Swan Permit information (PDF)

Additional Info (including license requirements, non-toxic shot requirements, baiting information and various reports)

Webless Migratory Game Birds (woodcock, rail, snipe)

 

Species

2017-18
Season
Dates

2016-17
Regulations*

Additional Information

Woodcock Seasons/Limits

Extended Falconry Seasons
Migratory Game Birds – State Regulations (PDF) 

Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)

*2017-18 Regulations Digest will be available 
Additional Info
(including public hunting opportunities and various reports)
Snipe Seasons/Limits Migratory Game Birds – State Regulations (PDF)
 
Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)

*2017-18 Regulations Digest will be available  
Additional Info
(including public hunting opportunities and various reports)
 
Rails (includes Sora & Clapper, King & Virginia Rail)
Seasons/Limits

Extended Falconry Seasons
Migratory Game Birds – State Regulations (PDF)

Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)

*2017-18 Regulations Digest will be available 
Additional Info
(including public hunting opportunities and various reports)