North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Hunting in North Carolina

From the coast to the mountains, year after year, both resident and non-resident North Carolina hunters anxiously await the coming hunting seasons. No matter what game you choose to hunt, start your hunt here with information on seasons, bag limits, licenses, safety requirements, public and private hunting access opportunities and more.

Seen a Sick Deer?

If you have seen or harvested a sick deer, please call your local District Biologist or the Wildlife Management Division at 919-707-0050.

Signs to look for:

  • Isolation from other animals
  • Listlessness or showing little or no interest in their surroundings
  • Lack of coordination
  • Frequent lowering of the head
  • Blank facial expressions
  • Walking in set patterns    
  • Drooling and grinding of teeth
  • Drinking lots of water and increased urination
  • Low weight

For more information, see our Deer Diseases page.