North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

2017-18 Seasons & Limits

Big Game

Small Game and Other Seasons

Mourning Dove

Species

2017-18
Season
Dates

2017-18
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)



Additional Info (including public hunting opportunities and various reports)


Waterfowl

 

Species

2017-18
Season
Dates

2017-18
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)


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)


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)


 Light Goose Conservation Season Permit Information
Tundra Swan
 
Seasons / Limits
 
Migratory Game Birds – State Regulations (PDF) 

Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)


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

2017-18
Regulations

Additional Information

Woodcock Seasons/Limits

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

Migratory Game Birds – Summary of Federal Regulations (PDF)


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)


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)


Additional Info
(including public hunting opportunities and various reports)