Effective July 1, military personnel who are not residents of North Carolina can purchase a short-term or annual hunting, trapping or fishing license at resident prices.
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 25, 2013) — Under a new law that goes into effect July 1, military personnel who are not residents of North Carolina and would like to hunt, fish or trap in the state can purchase a short-term or annual license at resident prices.
Non-resident military personnel must be active duty at the time they purchase their resident licenses. They also must comply with all reporting, regulatory and hunter safety requirements, including registering big game harvests, as mandated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, and purchasing any federal migratory waterfowl stamps, as required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“North Carolina has made it a priority to be one of the most military-friendly states in the Union,” said Sen. Harry Brown of Onslow County, who introduced the bill. “In a small way, this bill will continue to move our state in that direction on quality–of-life issues for our active duty military.”
Purchase a license here or:
- Visit a local Wildlife Service Agent. Most agents are located in bait-and-tackle shops, hunting and sporting goods stores and larger chain stores across the state;
- Call the Commission at 888-248-6834. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Find more information on hunting, fishing and trapping in North Carolina.