A Controlled Fox Hunting Preserve License authorizes the Operator and their guests to hunt foxes and coyotes at any time within the licensed preserves fenced acreage.
Last Revised on 1/9/14
Controlled Fox Hunting Preserve Licenses are not transferable from operator to operator. However, operators are allowed to change ownership of pens. In that case, the new owners apply apply for a license. Also, Controlled Fox Hunting Preserve Licenses are not transferable from site to site. If an operator owns more than one site, they need a separate license for each of their sites.
Applicants must be prepared to show proof of ownership or legal leasing of the land which the preserve is established on. For commercial purposes of fox and coyote hunting, the preserve must be greater than or equal to 500 acres, with the exception of the smaller areas containing terrain and topographical features that offer escape cover. The preserve must also be operated following the Rules of 15A NCAC 10H .1202-.1207.
An examination and inspection of the preserve by Wildlife Resources Commission may be conducted at any time. All dead foxes and coyotes, except those killed by dogs during a hunt, or any diseased fox or coyote must be submitted for NC Department of Agriculture for testing. A copy of report must be mailed to the Wildlife Resources Commission.
An accurate record, including all purchase records and billing information for all foxes and coyotes, must be maintained and available for inspection by an authorized Commission personal upon request.
Each individual who obtains a Controlled Fox Hunting Preserve License must submit an annual report form post-marked within 15 days following the expiration of the permit as instructed in 15A NCAC 10B .0101 (b). (Controlled Fox Hunting Preserve Report Form).
As required by law, every hunter hunting on the controlled hunting preserve must have in their possession a proper resident or nonresident hunting license, or a special controlled hunting preserve hunting license for the current year.
Permits are issued to a single individual at least 18 years of age or older.
Unless otherwise indicated on the license form, Controlled Fox Hunting Preserve Licenses are valid from July 1st through June 31st of the following year.
Download the current Controlled Fox Hunting Preserve License Rules from North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings:
Fill out a completed Controlled Fox Hunting Preserve License Application and submit to the Commission address listed at the bottom of the form. This license has a $50.00 application/renewal fee plus a $2.00 transaction fee which may be paid by:
- Credit card over the phone (number listed below) during normal business hours Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Check or money order payable to NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
Please allow up to 60 days for processing your request.