North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • The January 18 D7 public hearing in Elkin has been rescheduled for February 21.

  • The January 17 D8 public hearing in Morganton has been rescheduled for February 22.

  • The January 16 D9 public hearing in Clyde has been rescheduled for Februrary 15.

  • To participate in the migratory bird hunting virtual town hall, visit


Licenses and Regulations

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers various licenses and permits that authorize regulated activities such as hunting, fishing, and trapping. By purchasing a license or permit, you help sustain North Carolina's wildlife heritage and safeguard the future of fish and wildlife in North Carolina for generations to come. This site provides information about the licenses, permits and related opportunities available in North Carolina.

Customer Service

Need assistance with licenses? Contact customer service by phone at 888-248-6834 or by email at Customer service is available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Infant, Youth, and Disabled Lifetime Licenses cannot be purchased online. For more information, search Lifetime License Types.
  • A $2 transaction fee as mandated by NCGS 113-270.1B may apply at time of license purchase.