Species Classifications:

Species to Hunt in North Carolina

A class of warm-blooded animals with fur or hair on their bodies. Mammals are vertebrates. The young are born live and feed on milk from their mothers.
ImageSpeciesSorted By Species In Ascending OrderScientific NameState ClassificationAdditional Information
ImageArmadillo, Nine-banded Dasypus novemcinctusNonGameMore Information
ImageBlack BearsUrsus americanusBig GameMore Information
ImageBobcat Lynx rufusGame & FurbearerMore Information
ImageCoyoteCanis latransNonGameMore Information
ImageGray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteusGame & FurbearerMore Information
ImageGroundhog Marmota monaxNonGameProfile
ImageNutriaMyocastor coypusNonGameN/A
ImageOpossum, Virginia Didelphis virginianaGame & FurbearerProfile
ImageRaccoonProcyon lotorGame & FurbearerMore Information
ImageRed Fox Vulpes vulpesGame & FurbearerMore Information
ImageSquirrel, foxSciurus nigerBig Game

Profile (PDF)

2010-11 Harvest Survey of North Carolina Hunters (PDF 102 KB) 

ImageStriped Skunk Mephitis mephitisFurbearerProfile
ImageWhite-tailed DeerOdocoileus virginianusBig GameMore Information
A class of warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates. Birds are covered in feathers, have wings and a beak. Many birds are able to fly.
ImageSpeciesScientific NameState ClassificationAdditional Information
ImageBobwhite quail, Northern

Colinus virginianus

Game Species

Additional Information

ImageDove, MourningZenaida macrouraGame SpeciesAdditional Information

ImageDuck, BlackAnas rubripesGame Species


ImageDuck, CanvasbackAythya valisineriaGame Species


ImageDuck, MallardAnas platyrhynchosGame Species


Sandy Mush Game Land Birding Check List (PDF) 

ImageGoose, CanadaBranta canadensisGame SpeciesAdditional Information


ImageRail, ClapperRallus longirostrisGame SpeciesAdditional Information
ImageTurkey, WildMeleagris gallopavoBig GameAdditional Information 
ImageSwan, TundraCygnus columbianusGame SpeciesAdditional Information
ImageGrouse, RuffedBonasa umbeliusGame SpeciesAdditional Information
ImagePintail, NorthernAnas acutaGame SpeciesAdditional Information
ImageWaterfowl in North CarolinaN/AGame SpeciesAdditional Information
ImageWigeon, AmericanAnas americanaGame SpeciesAdditional Information
ImageWoodcock, AmericanScolopax minorGame SpeciesAdditional information
ImagePeregrine FalconFalco peregrinusNonGameAdditional Information