This section contains information regarding migratory game birds other than waterfowl. Among others, these include doves, woodcock, rails and snipe. North Carolina has abundant opportunities to pursue these species and dove hunting is extremely popular throughout the state. North Carolina typically ranks in the top 10 states for annual harvest of mourning doves. Hunting pressure for woodcock and snipe is typically much lower but these birds can be found throughout the state where suitable habitat exists. Hunting for rails can occur anywhere along the immediate coast with higher success in the southeastern portion of the state.
2013-14 Dove / Webless Migratory Birds and Early Season Waterfowl (Canada Geese, Dove, Rails, Woodcock, etc.) (PDF)
2013-14 Dove / Webless Migratory Birds and Early Season Waterfowl – tri-fold brochure (PDF) (Coming soon)
2013-14 Extended Falconry Seasons (PDF)
Additional Webless Migratory Game Bird Information – doves, woodcock, snipe and rails