2010-11 Harvest Survey of North Carolina Hunters (PDF 102 KB)
Sandy Mush Game Land Birding Check List (PDF)
"Endangered" status includes any native species whose continued existence as a viable component of the state's fauna is determined to be in jeopardy and/or is designated "Endangered" by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act.
"Extirpated" status is in reference to a population, no longer present as live individuals in a particular area.
A status of "Threatened" includes any native species likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range within the state and/or is designated "Threatened" by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act.
The "Special Concern" designation applies to any species that is determined to require monitoring.
“Nongame” status includes species that are not classified as game or furbearer. These species are regulated by the NCWRC.
“Game” status includes species that can be hunted in North Carolina.
“Big Game” status includes species that can be hunted and must be registered with the NCWRC upon harvest.
“Furbearer” status includes species that can be trapped in North Carolina.
"Inland Game Fish" may be taken only with a hook and line for exceptions see General Regulations For Inland Game Fish.
"Nongame Fish" status includes any fish not classified as a game fish when found in inland fishing waters and includes shellfish and crustaceans.