2024-2025 North Carolina Migratory Game Bird Seasons Released

  • 25 April 2024
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RALEIGH, N.C. (April 25, 2024) Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have announced the approved season dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2024-25 waterfowl, webless migratory game bird (including doves) and extended falconry seasons. The dates are available on the website and will be published in the 2024-25 Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest this August.

Although the majority of seasons remain unchanged, notable changes include:

  • Given that September 1, 2024, falls on a Sunday, many 2024-2025 migratory game bird seasons will not begin until Monday, September 2, Labor Day.  This includes doves, rails, gallinules and moorhens, and September Canada goose seasons. Federal frameworks do not allow any migratory game bird hunting prior to September 1st.
  • The daily bag limit for Canada geese (also includes white-fronted geese) in the Northeast Canada Goose Hunt Zone will decrease from 2 Canada geese or white-fronted goose to 1 Canada geese or white-fronted goose either singly or in the aggregate

For more information, visit the Wildlife Commission’s Regulations webpage.
 

About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission 

Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities.

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