North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Fox Seasons by County

  • Select a county below for the fox season related to the specific county. Counties are listed in alphabetical order. 
  • If your county is not listed, you cannot trap or hunt foxes with a weapon in your county. 
  • Click here to download Fox Harvest Season Maps, Laws and Dates (pdf) 
  • Only the N.C. General Assembly has the authority to allow fox harvest in a county through passage of a local law.

Updated September 2016

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Alamance

S.L. 1979, c. 825, sec.2 - Prohibits pursuing, hunting, taking or killing deer or foxes with dogs.

S.L. 1989, c.825 - Opens season for taking foxes with weapons during the season for taking rabbits as established by regulation by the Wildlife Resources Commission.
Opens season for trapping foxes from January 2 through January 31. A season bag limit of 30 applies in the aggregate to all foxes taken during the weapons and trapping seasons. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

S.L.2008, c. 44,  H212 -
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for trapping foxes and coyotes with rubber cleat traps from June 1 through February 28 of each year.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Allegany

S.L. 2011-32, SB46 -
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes and coyotes with lawful weapons or traps from October 15 through March 1 of each year.
No season bag limit applies to foxes and coyotes taken under this act.

Anson

Former G.S. 113-111, as amended by S.L. 1955, c.286 - Authorized the hunting and killing of foxes at any time by any lawful method. This allows year-round taking during authorized hunting hours by normal hunting methods:  rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, and dogs.  The 1955 act prohibits importation and release of foxes in the county. Sale of foxes taken under the year-round hunting authorization is not permitted.

S.L. 1989, c.879 - Opens season for taking foxes with weapons from November 18-January 1 each year. Opens season for taking foxes with foothold traps from January 2- January 31 of each year. Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken pursuant to this act.  A season bag limit of 30 applies in the aggregate to all foxes taken.

Ashe

Former G.S. 113-111, as amended by
G.S. 113-133.1 (e)
- Allows foxes to be taken at any time by any lawful method; this allows year-round taking during authorized hunting hours by normal hunting methods: rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, and dogs. Sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.

S.L. 2007, S364, as amended by S.L. 2010 H1893 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping from November 1 through February 28 of each year. A season bag limit of 10 applies in the aggregate to all foxes taken during the trapping season established in this act. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act and pursuant to former
G.S. 113-111, as retained to the extent of its application to Ashe County pursuant to G.S. 113- 133.1(e).

Avery

S.L. 1985,c.180 - Authorizes foxes to be taken with weapons from December 1 through February 1 each year, and sets a season bag limit of 30.  Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken pursuant to this act.

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Beaufort

S.L. 1989, c.163 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for hunting, taking, or killing foxes with firearms and bow and arrow during the season for hunting any game animal as established by the Wildlife Resources Commission. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for hunting, taking, or killing foxes by trapping from January 1 through January 31 of each year. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act. 
 

 

Bertie

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Bladen

S.L. 1985,c.722 as amended by S.L. 1985 c. 880 - Permits the taking of foxes by rifle, shotgun, and bow and arrow from December 1 through January 1, and by trapping from January 2 through January 31. 
Leghold traps set on dry land with solid anchor must have at least three swivels in the trap chain, and no leghold trap larger than size one and one-half may be used.  The aggregate season bag limit, for both the weapons and trapping season, is thirty.  The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Brunswick

S.L. 1993, c. 208 - Opens the season for taking foxes with weapons from December 1 through January 1, and by trapping from January 2 through January 31.  Leghold traps set on dry land with solid anchor must have at least three swivels in the trap chain, and no leghold trap larger than size one and one-half may be used.  The aggregate season bag limit, for both the weapons and trapping season, is 30. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Burke

 

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Cabarrus

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may  be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.
 

Caldwell

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may  be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Camden

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may  be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Carteret

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may  be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Caswell

P–L.L. 1937, c. 411- Fixes the open season for fox hunting from September 1 to June 30.

 

S.L. 1991,c.908 as amended by S.L. 1993,c.727 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes with rubber cleat traps from June 1 through February 28 each year.

 

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping from January 5 through February 10 of each year. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes with weapons from November 2 through February 10 of each year.  A season bag limit of 30 applies to all foxes taken during the trapping season.  The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully under this act.

 

These two acts read together allow hunting foxes with dogs from September 1 through June 30 and allows hunting foxes with weapons from November 2 through February 10.

Catawba

Former G.S. 113-111, as amended by S.L. 1955,c.1037 - Authorizes the hunting and killing of foxes at any time by any lawful method. Sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.

Chatham

S.L. 1995, c.80 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law relating to trapping of foxes, there will be open season for taking foxes with traps of the leghold type no larger than one and one-half, with coil spring and with trap chain and at least three swivels set on dry land with solid anchor. No trap larger than number one and one-half coil spring may be used.  This season shall be from December 1 to February 15 of each year.  No person shall place traps on the land of another without first obtaining written permission from the landowner or lessee.

There shall be no bag limit for foxes taken during the trapping season. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully.

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.

Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Cherokee

S.L. 2015-13, HB 65 -Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping during the trapping season set by the Wildlife Resources Commission each year, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale. No bag limit applies to foxes taken under this act. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Chowan

Ch. 301 of 1999 S.L. adds Chowan to S.L. 1989,c.128 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes with weapons from December 1 through January 1 of each year.

S.L. 2011-40, SB261 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season
for taking foxes with weapons and by trapping during the trapping season set by the Wildlife Resources Commission each year, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale. No bag limit applies to foxes taken under this act.

Clay

G.S. 113-291.4, (f), (f1), and (g) – Opens a special permit season from the first to the fourth Saturday in January with traps or weapons with a daily bag limit of 2 and a season bag limit of 10. Permit holder must have fox tags in possession prior to taking of foxes that must be tagged prior to sale. Sale of live foxes under this statute is not permitted.

Cleveland

P.L. 1907, c.388 - Provides an open season on gray foxes from December 2 to the last day of February.  Sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.
 S.L. 1951, c.1101 - Prohibits hunting red foxes at any time.

 These two acts read together apparently ban all hunting of red foxes, including with dogs, and opens season for hunting gray foxes during authorized hours by all lawful hunting methods (rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, and dogs) from December 2 to the last day of February.  Sale of harvested foxes is not permitted.

Columbus

S.L. 1993, c. 208 amended by S.L. 2004-66, HB 1346 - Opens the season for taking foxes with weapons from December 1 through January 1, and by trapping from January 2 through January 31.  Leghold traps set on dry land with solid anchor must have at least three swivels in the trap chain, and no leghold trap larger than size one and one-half may be used.  The aggregate season bag limit, for both the weapons and trapping season, is 30. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Craven

15A NCAC 10B .0212- Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

S.L. 2008, c. 8, S1989 – Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping from January 2 through February 28 of each year. No season bag limits applies to foxes taken under this act. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Cumberland

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold. 
 

Currituck

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

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Dare

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. 


Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Davidson

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. 

 

Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

 

S.L. 2009, c.43, H551 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes with weapons and by trapping during the trapping season set by the Wildlife Resources Commission each year, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale. No bag limit applies to foxes taken under this act.

Davie

G.S. 113-111, as amended by S.L. 1947, c.333 - Authorized the hunting and killing of foxes at any time by any lawful method.  The amending law prohibits importation and release of foxes and authorizes the board of county commissioners to pay a bounty on foxes.  Sale of harvested foxes is not permitted.

Duplin

S.L. 1965,c.774 - Provided an open season from August 2 to March 15 for hunting foxes with dogs, and permits the use of guns and dogs when the season is open for any other game. Sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted. 

Durham

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.

 

Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold. 

Edgecombe

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.

Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

S.L. 1991, c.483 s.4 - Opens a season for taking foxes by trapping from January 2 or the last day of deer season, whichever is later, through January 31 of each year. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for sale of foxes. Aggregate bag limit is 30.

Forsyth

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.
Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Franklin

S.L. 1993, c. 208 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes with weapons and by trapping from October 1 through January 31 each year.  The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of lawfully taken foxes.

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Gates

S.L. 1989, c.128 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes with weapons from December 1 through January 1 of each year. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping from January 2 or the last day of deer season, whichever is later, through January 31 of each year. During this season, all leghold traps set on dry land with solid anchor shall have at least three swivels in the trap chain and no leghold traps larger than size one and one-half may be used. A season bag limit of 30 applies in the aggregate to all foxes taken during the weapons and trapping seasons established in this act.  The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Graham

G.S. 113-291.4, (f), (f1), and (g) – Opens a special permit season from the first to the fourth Saturday in January with traps or weapons with a daily bag limit of 2 and a season bag limit of 10. Permit holder must have fox tags in possession prior to taking of foxes that must be tagged prior to sale. Sale of live foxes under this statute is not permitted.

Granville

S.L. 1963, c.670 - Provides that foxes may be taken by use of dogs year-round, day or night, and by “any manner” during the open season. (“Any manner” should be interpreted to mean during authorized hunting hours by any lawful hunting method in addition to dogs: rifle, shotgun, and bow and arrow. “Open season” should be interpreted to mean when the season is open for any game animal or game bird in the county.) Sale of foxes taken under this local act is not permitted.

S.L. 1993, c.208 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes with weapons and by trapping from October 1 through January 31 each year.  The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of lawfully taken foxes.

Greene

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.
Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

S.L. 1975, c.219, as amended by S.L. 1987, c.132 - Prohibits hunting foxes with firearms “during the
two-week deer season.”

The current interpretation of this act is that during any gun deer season , the use of firearms to hunt foxes is prohibited.

Guilford

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.

Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

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Halifax

P-L.L. 1925, c.571,s.3 - Makes it lawful to “hunt foxes at any time.” This should be interpreted to allow year-round dog hunting, day or night (because of the statewide law), and year-round hunting during authorized hunting hours by other normal hunting methods:  rifle, shotgun, and bow and arrow. Sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted. 


S.L. 1995, c.279 - Notwithstanding any other law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping from January 7 through February 10 of each year. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully under this act.  A bag limit of 30 applies in the aggregate to all foxes taken during the fox season established in this act.

Harnett

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.

 

Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Haywood

Former G.S. 113-111, as modified by S.L. 1963,c.322 - Provides generally that foxes may be taken “at any time by any lawful method”—but red foxes may not be taken with guns. This should be interpreted to authorize year-round taking of red foxes with dogs and with bow and arrow, and year-round taking of gray foxes by normal hunting methods: rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, and dogs. (Because of the statewide law, dog hunting of both gray and red foxes may be day or night.  Other takings would be limited to authorized hunting hours.) Sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.

Henderson

Former G.S. 113-111 - Allows foxes to be taken “at any time by any lawful method”; this allows year- round taking during authorized hunting hours by normal hunting methods:  rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, and dogs. (The statewide law would allow dog hunting at night.). Sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.

 

G.S. 113-291.4, (f), (f1), and (g) – Opens a special permit season from the first to the fourth Saturday in January with traps or weapons with a daily bag limit of 2 and a season bag limit of 10.  Permit holder must have fox tags in possession prior to taking of foxes that must be tagged prior to sale. Sale of live foxes under this statute is not permitted.

Hertford

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. 

 

Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Hoke

S.L. 1985, c.108 - Authorizes the taking of foxes by rifle, shotgun, and bow and arrow from December 1 through January 1, and by trapping from January 2 through January 31. Leghold traps set on dry land with solid anchor must have at least three swivels in the trap chain, and no leghold trap larger than size one and one-half may be used.  The aggregate season bag limit, for both the weapons and trapping season, is 30. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Hyde

S.L. 1989,c.229 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is a season for taking, hunting, or killing foxes with bow and arrow, rifle, shotgun, and dogs from November 15 through January 1 of each year. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is a season for taking, hunting, or killing foxes with traps from January 2 through the last day of February of each year.  The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.  A season bag limit of 20 applies in the aggregate to all foxes taken during the fox seasons established in this act.

S.L. 1997,c.132, as amended by S.L. 2001, c. 19 - Authorizes the trapping season for foxes from the day after the close of gun deer season until February 28 of each year. Eliminates the bag limits on hunting or trapping foxes and raccoons and the requirement to tag foxes prior to or after sale. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, foxes and raccoons may be taken during any trapping season established by the Wildlife Resources Commission or by the provisions of this act with steel-jaw or leghold traps with trap chains of up to 18 inches in length.

It is lawful to use snares when trapping fur-bearing animals during seasons for trapping furbearing animals as established by the Wildlife Resources Commission and by the provisions of this act.

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Iredell

S.L. 1985, c.664, H1418 - Provides that foxes may be taken by use of “weapons” in the Townships of Fallstown, Davidson, and Coddle Creek from December 1 through January 1 each year.  (“Weapons” would mean rifle, shotgun, and bow and arrow.)  The Wildlife Resources Commission must provide for sale of foxes taken legally under the local act.

 

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.
Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold. This applies only to that portion of the county east of I-77.

Johnston

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.


Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

 

S.L. 2007, H1185 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season from December 1 through February 20 of each year for taking foxes with weapons and by trapping, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale.

 

No bag limit applies to foxes taken under this act.

Jones


S.L. 1989, c.134 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is a season for taking, hunting, or killing of foxes with firearms from November 1 through December 31 of each year.  The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Lee

S.L. 1977, c. 636 - Classifies the fox as a game animal which may be taken only with dogs at any time during day or night and prohibits the purchase or sale of foxes or parts thereof, except for live foxes for restocking purposes.

Lenoir

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Lincoln

P–L.L. 1925, c. 449, sections 1 and 2 - Provides an open season for hunting red foxes with dogs only from October 1 to March 1.

S.L. 1955, c.878 - Provides that one may “hunt, take or kill gray foxes at any time...”  This should be interpreted to allow year-round hunting of gray foxes, day or night (because of statewide law); year- round hunting of gray foxes during authorized hunting hours with shotgun, rifle, and bow and arrow; and day and night hunting of red foxes with dogs from October 1 to March 1.  Sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.

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Macon

G.S. 113-291.4, (f), (f1), and (g) – Opens a special permit season from the first to the fourth Saturday in January with traps or weapons with a daily bag limit of 2 and a season bag limit of 10. Permit holder must have fox tags in possession prior to taking of foxes that must be tagged prior to sale. Sale of live foxes under this statute is not permitted.

Madison

G.S. 113-291.4, (f), (f1), and (g) – Opens a special permit season from the first to the fourth Saturday in January with traps or weapons with a daily bag limit of 2 and a season bag limit of 10. Permit holder must have fox tags in possession prior to taking of foxes that must be tagged prior to sale. Sale of live foxes under this statute is not permitted.

Martin

S.L. 1977, c. 636 - Classifies the fox as a game animal which may be taken only with dogs at any time during the day or night, and prohibits the purchase or sale of foxes or parts thereof, except for live foxes for restocking purposes.

Mecklenburg

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold. This applies only to that portion of the county east of I-77.

Mitchell

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Montgomery

S.L. 1977, c.1142,s1 - Provides that (1) there is “no closed season for hunting foxes with dogs or guns”; (2) it is unlawful to “buy or sell a dead fox, fox pelt or other part of a fox”; and(3) foxes may be taken with dogs during the day or night. (The specification of “dogs or guns” would prevent use of the bow and arrow.)

Moore

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

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Nash

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

New Hanover

S.L. 1971, c.559 - Prohibits hunting foxes with dogs in that portion of Federal Point Township which lies south of Snow’s Cut (the Intracoastal Waterway).

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

S.L. 2015-13, HB 65 -Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping during the trapping season set by the Wildlife Resources Commission each year, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale. No bag limit applies to foxes taken under this act. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Northampton

S.L. 1993, c.727 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping from January 5 through February 10 of each year. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes with weapons from November 2 through February 10 of each year.

Onslow

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Orange

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

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Pamlico

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Pasquotank

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Pender

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Perquimans

 Former G.S. 113-111 - Allows foxes to be taken “at any time by any lawful method”; this allows year-round taking during authorized hunting hours by normal hunting methods: rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, and dogs. (The statewide law would allow dog hunting at night.) Sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.

Person

S.L. 1985,c.108, as amended by S. O. 1985 (2nd Sess. 1986), c.890 and further amended by house bill 820 in 2005 - Authorizes the taking of foxes by rifle, shotgun, and bow and arrow from December 1 through January 1, and by trapping from September 1 through September 30 and from December 1 through February 20 of each year. Leghold traps set on dry land with solid anchor must have at least three swivels in the trap chain, and no leghold trap larger than size one and one half may be used. There is no season bag limit. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Pitt

S.L. 1993, c. 208 amended by S.L. 2004-199, SB 1225 - Opens the season for taking foxes with weapons from December 1 through January 1, and by trapping from January 2 through January 31. Leghold traps set on dry land with solid anchor must have at least three swivels in the trap chain, and no leghold trap larger than size one and one-half may be used. The aggregate season bag limit, for both the weapons and trapping season, is 30. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

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Randolph

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Richmond

S.L. 2001, c. 133, H903 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is a season for taking foxes with box-type traps only from January 2 through January 31 of each year. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act. A season bag limit of 30 applies in the aggregate to gray and red foxes taken during the fox season established in this act. This act applies only to that portion of Richmond County located north of U.S. Highway 74 and west of U.S. Highway 1.

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Robeson

S.L. 1985, c.108 - Authorizes the taking of foxes by rifle, shotgun, and bow and arrow from December 1 through January 1, and by trapping from January 2 through January 31. Leghold traps set on dry land with solid anchor must have at least three swivels in the trap chain, and no leghold trap larger than size one and one-half may be used. The aggregate season bag limit, for both the weapons and trapping season, is 30. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Rockingham

S.L. 1985, c.179, as amended by S.L. 2011-136, HB463 - Authorizes the taking of foxes by firearms, bow and arrow, or crossbow during any open small game season each year. There is an open season for taking foxes by trapping from November 1 through February 28 of each year. During this season, all leghold traps set on dry shall be in accordance with State law. No bag limit applies to foxes taken under this act. No tags shall be required for the sale of the fur of foxes taken in accordance with this act.

Rowan

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

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Sampson

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Scotland

S.L. 1985, c.108 - Authorizes the taking of foxes by rifle, shotgun, and bow and arrow from December 1 through January 1, and by trapping from January 2 through January 31. Leghold traps set on dry land with solid anchor must have at least three swivels in the trap chain, and no leghold trap larger than size one and one-half may be used. The aggregate season bag limit, for both the weapons and trapping season, is 30. The local act applies in that portion of Scotland County northeast of N.C. Highway 381 from the Richmond County line to the South Carolina border. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Stanly

S.L. 1989,c.879 - Opens season for taking foxes with weapons from November 18-January 1 of each year. Opens season for taking foxes with foothold traps from January 2-January 31 of each year. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken pursuant to this act. A season bag limit of 10 applies in the aggregate to all foxes taken.

Stokes

Former G.S. 113-111, as amended by S.L. 1955, c.685 - Allows foxes to be taken “at any time by any lawful method”; this allows year-round taking during authorized hunting hours by normal hunting methods: rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, and dogs. (The statewide law would allow dog hunting at night.). The sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.

S.L. 2008, c. 102. H2760 – Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season from the first Saturday in January through the last Saturday in January of each year for taking foxes with weapons and by trapping, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale. No bag limits applies to foxes taken under this act.

Surry

P-L. L. 1925,c.474,s.6 - Provides that gray and red foxes may be taken only from October 15 through March 1. This should be interpreted to authorize fox hunting with dogs, day and night, during the open season, and normal hunting methods: rifle, shotgun, and bow and arrow. The sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.

S.L. 2011-32, SB46 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes and coyotes with lawful weapons or traps from October 15 through March 1 of each year.
No season bag limit applies to foxes and coyotes taken under this act.

Tyrrell

Former G.S. 113-111 - Allows foxes to be taken “at any time by any lawful method”’ this allows year-round taking during authorized hunting hours by normal hunting methods: rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, and dogs.(Sale under this provision is not permitted).

G.S. 113-291.4, (f), (f1), and (g) – Opens a special permit season from the first to the fourth Saturday in January with traps or weapons with a daily bag limit of 2 and a season bag limit of 10. Permit holder must have fox tags in possession prior to taking of foxes that must be tagged prior to sale. Sale of live foxes under this statute is not permitted.

Union

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Vance

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

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Wake

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Warren

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Washington

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10.Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Wayne

S.L. 1981, c. 697, as amended by S.L. 1987, c. 958 - Prohibits hunting foxes in any manner from March 16 to August 1. Amendment exempts persons training dogs to hunt foxes in a dog training facility larger than 500 acres that is enclosed with a dog-proof fence.

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Wilkes

S.L. 2015-13, HB 65 -Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping during the trapping season set by the Wildlife Resources Commission each year, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale. No bag limit applies to foxes taken under this act. The Wildlife Resources Commission shall provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully pursuant to this act.

Wilson

15A NCAC 10B .0212 - Foxes may be taken the Saturday next preceding Thanksgiving through January 1 by firearms or bow and arrow in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Caldwell and Mitchell Counties with a daily bag limit of 2 and season limit of 10. Foxes taken under this season may not be bought or sold.

Winston-Salem

S.L. 2010, H1893 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes by trapping with cage traps only during the trapping season set by the  Wildlife Resources Commission each year, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale. No bag limit applies to foxes taken under this act.

Yadkin

Former G.S. 113-111, as amended by S.L. 1953,c.199 - Allows foxes to be taken “at any time by any lawful method”; this allows year-round taking during authorized hunting hours by normal hunting methods: rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, and dogs. (The statewide law would allow dog hunting at night.) The 1953 act prohibits importation and release of foxes in Yadkin County. The sale of foxes taken under this act is not permitted.

Yancy

S.L. 1965, c. 522 - Prohibits killing foxes in any manner.