Trapping in North Carolina

Regulated trapping is an integral component of wildlife conservation programs, as it controls abundant wildlife, removes nuisance animals, aids in restoring native species, and protects habitat, property and threatened and endangered species.  Whether you plan on trapping or want to learn more about it, you can find information here on trapping season dates, regulations, best management practices, furbearer management and furbearer species.

From the mountains to the coast, North Carolina offers a wide variety of trapping opportunities. To find trapping opportunities on Game Lands, click the appropriate subtopic above to find maps of all Game Lands managed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.