2018-19 Seasons & Limits

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.

View live county, regional or statewide harvest totals and trends for deer, bear or turkey. 

Species

Seasons & Limits

Map

Black Bear

2019- 2020 Seasons

Black Bear Seasons & Limits Bear Season Maps

White-tail Deer

2019-2020 Seasons

White-tail Deer Seasons & Limits

Deer Zones Maps

Wild Turkey

2018-2019 Seasons


2019-2020 Seasons

Wild Turkey Seasons & Limits Statewide Season

Small Game and Other Seasons

Species

2019-2020 Seasons

Regulations

Additional
Information

Armadillo

No Closed Season 

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Beaver

Refer to Regulations Disgest

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Bobcat

Oct. 14, 2019 - Feb. 29, 2020

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Coyote

No Closed Season

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

5-County Coyote Hunting & Depredation Permits

 Crow

June 5, 2019 – Feb. 29, 2020 – 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

 

Grouse

Oct. 14, 2019 – Feb. 29, 2020

Hunting Regulations

General Information

Nutria

No Closed Season

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

 

Opossum

Oct. 14, 2019 – Feb. 29, 2020

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information (PDF)

Pheasant (Male Only)

Nov. 23, 2019 - Feb. 1, 2020

Hunting Regulations

 

Quail

Nov. 23, 2019 - Feb. 29, 2020

Hunting Regulations

General Information

Rabbit (Includes Box-Trapping)

Oct. 14, 2019 – Feb. 29, 2020

Hunting Regulations

 

Raccoon

Oct. 14, 2019 – Feb. 29, 2020

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information

Skunk (striped)

No Closed Season

Hunting Regulations

Trapping Regulations

General Information (PDF)

Squirrel - Gray and Red

Oct. 14, 2019 – Feb. 29, 2020

Squirrel - Fox

Oct. 14, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020

Hunting Regulations

General Information
Controlled Hunting Preserves

Regulations

General Information
Extended Falconry

Regulations


 

 

Mourning Dove

Species

2018-19
Season
Dates

2018-19
Regulations

Additional Information

Doves (includes mourning and white-winged dove)

Seasons/Limits

Extended Falconry Seasons 

Migratory Game Birds Regulations


 

Additional Info (including public hunting opportunities and various reports)

 

Waterfowl

 

Species

2018-19
Season
Dates

2018-19
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
 

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)

 

Species

2018-19
Season
Dates

2018-19
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)