Big Game

You can also call 800-I-GOT-ONE (800-446-8663) to report your harvest.

Review a list of your previous harvests with authorization numbers.  You can also print a personalized harvest certificate for display.

Maps that have been compiled by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an aid to hunters, trappers and fishermen who use the two million acres of North Carolina game lands.

Species

Seasons & Limits

Map

Black Bear

2020-2021 Seasons

Black Bear Seasons & Limits Bear Season Maps

White-tail Deer

2020-2021 Season/ Urban Archery

 

White-tail Deer Seasons & Limits
Deer Urban Archery Season

Deer Zones Maps

Wild Turkey

2020-2021 Seasons


Wild Turkey Seasons & Limits
Statewide Season

Small Game and Other Seasons

Maps that have been compiled by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an aid to hunters, trappers and fishermen who use the two million acres of North Carolina game lands.

Species

2020-2021 Seasons

Regulations

2019-2020

Additional
Information

Armadillo

No Closed Season 

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Beaver

Refer to Regulations Digest

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Bobcat

Oct. 12, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Coyote

No Closed Season

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

5-County Coyote Hunting & Depredation Permits

 Crow

Aug. 5, 2020 – Feb. 27, 2021

June 2 - July 31, 2021

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of each week. Crows may also be hunted on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Independence Day; except when these days fall on a Sunday.

Hunting Regulations

 

 Feral Swine

No Closed Season

Hunting Regulations

General Information

 Fox

Refer to “Fox Hunting & Trapping Seasons” publication at www.ncwildlife.org/foxseasons.

 

Fox Seasons by County

General Information

Groundhog

No Closed Season

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Grouse

Oct. 12, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2021

Hunting Regulations

General Information

Nutria

No Closed Season

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Opossum

Oct. 12, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2021

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information (PDF)

Pheasant (Male Only)

Nov. 21, 2020 - Feb. 1, 2021

Hunting Regulations

 

Quail

Nov. 21, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021

Hunting Regulations

General Information

Rabbit (Includes Box-Trapping)

Oct. 12, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2021

Hunting Regulations

 General Information

Raccoon

Oct. 12, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2021

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Skunk (striped)

No Closed Season

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information (PDF)

Squirrel - Gray and Red

Oct. 12, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2021

Squirrel - Fox

Oct. 12, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021

Hunting Regulations

General Information
Controlled Hunting Preserves

Regulations

General Information
Extended Falconry

Regulations


 

 

Waterfowl

Maps that have been compiled by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an aid to hunters, trappers and fishermen who use the two million acres of North Carolina game lands.

 

 

Species

2020-21
Season
Dates

2019-20
Regulations

 

Additional Information

Waterfowl - General

(includes ducks, geese, swans and youth waterfowl days)
Seasons / Limits

Youth Waterfowl Day(s)

Extended Falconry Seasons
 
Migratory Game Bird Regulations

 
Additional Info (including license requirements, non-toxic shot requirements, baiting information and various reports)
Canada Goose Seasons / Limits

 

Migratory Birds Regulations
 

Goose Zone Map

NE Goose Hunt Zone Permits (PDF)

Additional Info (including license requirements, non-toxic shot requirements, baiting information and various reports)
 Light Goose Seasons / Limits Migratory Game Bird Regulations
 
 Light Goose Conservation Season Permit Information
Tundra Swan
 
Seasons / Limits
 
Migratory Game Bird Regulations
 
Tundra Swan Permit information (PDF)

Additional Info (including license requirements, non-toxic shot requirements, baiting information and various reports)

Webless Migratory Game Birds (woodcock, rail, snipe, mourning and white-winged doves)

Maps that have been compiled by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an aid to hunters, trappers and fishermen who use the two million acres of North Carolina game lands.

 

Species

2020-21
Season
Dates

2019-20
Regulations

Additional Information

Woodcock Seasons/Limits

Extended Falconry Seasons

Migratory Game Bird Regulations
 
Additional Info
(including public hunting opportunities and various reports)
Snipe Seasons/Limits Migratory Game Bird Regulations

 
Additional Info
(including public hunting opportunities and various reports)
 
Rails (includes Sora & Clapper, King & Virginia Rail)
Seasons/Limits

Extended Falconry Seasons

Migratory Game Bird Regulations

 
Additional Info
(including public hunting opportunities and various reports)
 
Doves (includes mourning and white-winged dove)

Seasons/Limits 

Extended Falconry Seasons

Migratory Game Bird Regulations Additional Info
(including public hunting opportunities and various reports)