Below are statewide hunting regulations intended to limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Regulations specific to the CWD Surveillance Areas can be found on the CWD Surveillance Area Regulations page.
Session Law 2021-176 PDF
No person shall possess or use any substance or material that contains or is labeled as containing any excretion collected from a cervid, including feces, urine, blood, gland oil, or other bodily fluid for the purposes of taking or attempting to take, attracting, or scouting wildlife. This prohibition shall not apply to the following substances:
Additional restrictions on the possession and use of cervid excretions apply within CWD Surveillance Areas and can be found on the CWD Surveillance Area Regulations page.
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Importation of whole cervid (e.g., deer, elk, moose, or reindeer/ caribou carcasses from any state, Canadian province, or foreign country outside of North Carolina is prohibited. Anyone transporting cervid carcass parts into North Carolina may only import:
All cervid carcass part(s) or container(s) of cervid meat or carcass parts must be labeled or identified with:
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