Permit Description

Licensed trappers and any individual(s) transporting live foxes and coyotes shall have a current and valid transportation permit prior to taking possession of the live foxes and coyotes.
 

Permit Restrictions, Rules, and Conditions

In counties with a trapping season for foxes and coyotes that do not prohibit live sale, licensed trappers may, subject to the restrictions on taking foxes in G.S.113- 291.4, live-trap foxes and coyotes during that season and sell them to licensed controlled fox hunting preserves under the conditions outlined in rule 15A NCAC 10B .409

Licensed trappers are exempt from captivity permit and captivity license requirements for any live-trapped foxes or coyotes trapped for sale to controlled fox hunting preserves. This exemption shall apply during the trapping season for foxes and coyotes, and for no more than 30 days after the trapping season.

Live-trapped foxes and coyotes shall not be held for more than 30 days after capture.

Licensed trappers shall provide drinking water, food of a type and quantity appropriate for the species, and shelter that protects the foxes and coyotes from direct sunlight and precipitation.

Licensed trappers shall be exempt from tagging requirements so long as the foxes are kept alive.

Licensed trappers and any individual(s) transporting live foxes and coyotes shall have a current and valid transportation permit before taking possession of the live foxes and coyotes.

Licensed trappers shall keep accurate written records, for each fox or coyote sold, transferred to a controlled fox hunting preserve. 

Records shall contain the following information: 

                      (1)    preserve operator license number, if applicable;
                      (2)    transportation permit number;
                      (3)    county of origin;
                      (4)    number of animals of each species;
                      (5)    date of capture; and
                      (6)    date of sale or transfer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 Records shall be:
        (1)    available for inspection by representatives of the Commission upon request;
        (2)    submitted to and received by the Commission annually by May 1; and
        (3)    retained by the licensed trapper for 12 months following transportation permit expiration.

 

Unless otherwise indicated on the permit form, Fox-Coyote Transport Permits are valid from July 1st through June 31st of the following year.

Download the current Fox-Coyote Transport Rules from North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings:

                               

15A NCAC 10B .0409

  

 

How to Obtain Permit

Fill out a completed Fox- Coyote Transport Permit Application and submit to the Commission address listed at the bottom of the form or email the application to RAPS@ncwildlife.org . 
There is no fee for this permit. 

Download the Permit Forms

Permit Contact Information

Address:      North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission 
                    Regulated Permits Section
                    1707 Mail Service Center
                    Raleigh, NC 27699-1700
      
 Phone: 919-707-0061
 Fax:    919-707-0292