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North Carolina

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Deer hunting and exceptional black bear hunting

Terrain

Mountains in the west and coastal plains in the far east

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear
Piedmont Bear Management Unit 2
Franklin, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Vance, Wake and Warren counties
Oct 16, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Bear
Mountain Units 1
Oct 18, 2021 Nov 20, 2021
Bear
Coastal Bear Mgmt. Unit 5
Zone 5.Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Robeson and Sampson counties.
Nov 8, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Bear
Piedmont Bear Management Unit 1
Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Granville, Guilford, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, and Union counties.
Nov 13, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Bear
Coastal Bear Mgmt. Unit 1
Zone 1. (See regulations for specific counties).
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Bear
Coastal Bear Mgmt. Unit 3
Zone 2, Zone 3 (See regulations for specific counties).
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 21, 2021
Bear
Coastal Bear Mgmt. Unit 4
Zone 4. Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Lenoir, Nash, Northampton, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson counties.
Nov 20, 2021 Dec 19, 2021
Bear
Piedmont Bear Management Unit 3
Alexander, Catawba, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Stokes and Yadkin counties.
Nov 20, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Bear
Coastal Bear Mgmt. Unit 2
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3. (See regulations for specific counties).
Dec 11, 2021 Dec 26, 2021
Bear
Mountain Units 2
Dec 13, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Bobcat
General
No limits.
Oct 18, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Coyote
General
No limit.
Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Deer
Archery W 1
Western Season
Sep 11, 2021 Oct 3, 2021
Deer
Archery NW
Northwestern Season
Sep 11, 2021 Nov 5, 2021
Deer
Archery Central
Central Season
Sep 11, 2021 Oct 29, 2021
Deer
Archery NE & SE
Northeastern and Southeastern Season
Sep 11, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Deer
Youth Deer Hunting Day
On this day, youth under the age of 18 may use any legal weapon to hunt deer of either-sex. Refer to the Regulations Digest for a description of legal weapons. Youth ages 16 and 17 must be properly licensed to hunt deer.
Sep 25, 2021 Sep 25, 2021
Deer
Blackpowder NE & SE
Northeastern and Southeastern Season
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 15, 2021
Deer
Black Powder W
Western Season
Oct 4, 2021 Oct 16, 2021
Deer
Gun NE & SE
Northeastern and Southeastern Season
Oct 16, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Archery W 2
Western Season
Oct 17, 2021 Nov 21, 2021
Deer
Blackpowder Central
Central Season
Oct 30, 2021 Nov 12, 2021
Deer
Black Powder NW
Northwestern Season
Nov 6, 2021 Nov 19, 2021
Deer
Gun Central
Central Season
Nov 13, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Gun NW
Northwestern Season
Nov 20, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Gun W
Western Season
Nov 22, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Deer
Archery W 3
Western Season. Antlered Deer Only
Dec 12, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Dove
Part 1
Daily bag limit 15.
Sep 4, 2021 Oct 2, 2021
Dove
Part 2
Daily bag limit 15.
Nov 6, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Dove
Part 3
Daily bag limit 15.
Dec 9, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Duck
September Teal
Daily bag limit 6.
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 29, 2021
Duck
Inland Zone 1
Daily Limit 6 with the following restrictions: 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 mallards (only 1 hen mallard), 2 black ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, and 1 fulvous whistling duck.
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 23, 2021
Duck
Coastal Zone 1
Daily Limit 6 with the following restrictions: 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 mallards (only 1 hen mallard), 2 black ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, and 1 fulvous whistling duck.
Oct 29, 2021 Oct 30, 2021
Duck
Coastal Zone 2
Daily Limit 6 with the following restrictions: 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 mallards (only 1 hen mallard), 2 black ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, and 1 fulvous whistling duck.
Nov 6, 2021 Nov 29, 2021
Duck
Inland Zone 2
Daily Limit 6 with the following restrictions: 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 mallards (only 1 hen mallard), 2 black ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, and 1 fulvous whistling duck.
Nov 6, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Duck
Coastal Zone 3
Daily Limit 6 with the following restrictions: 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 mallards (only 1 hen mallard), 2 black ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, and 1 fulvous whistling duck.
Dec 18, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Duck
Inland Zone 3
Daily Limit 6 with the following restrictions: 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 mallards (only 1 hen mallard), 2 black ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, and 1 fulvous whistling duck.
Dec 18, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Fox
General 1
Daily limit 2; Season 10
Nov 20, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Fox
General 2
Daily limit 2; Season 10
Jan 1, 2022 Jan 22, 2022
Goose
Canada Goose
Daily bag limit 15.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Goose
Light Goose Regular Season
Daily bag limit 25.
Oct 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2022
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 1
Resident Population Zone. Daily bag limit 5.
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 30, 2021
Goose
Tundra Swan
Bag limit 1 per season with valid permit
Nov 6, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 2
Resident Population Zone. Daily bag limit 5.
Nov 6, 2021 Nov 29, 2021
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 3
Resident Population Zone. Daily bag limit 5.
Dec 18, 2021 Feb 12, 2022
Goose
Brant Goose
Daily bag limit 1
Dec 18, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Goose
Canada and White-fronted 4
Northeast Hunt Zone. Daily bag limit 1 with valid permit.
Jan 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2022
Goose
Light Goose Conservation Order Season
No daily bag limit. No posession Limit
Feb 14, 2022 Mar 31, 2022
Grouse
General
Daily bag limit 3.
Oct 18, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Hog
Feral Swine
No limit.
Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Pheasant
General
Daily limit 3 (male pheasant only).
Nov 20, 2021 Feb 1, 2022
Quail Game Type
General
Daily bag limit 6.
Nov 20, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Rabbit
General
Daily limit 5; No possession or season limits.
Oct 18, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Youth Spring Turkey
Male or bearded Turkey only.
Apr 2, 2022 Apr 8, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring
Statewide (Bearded turkey only).
Apr 9, 2022 May 7, 2022

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

Hunting GPS Maps

North Carolina Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer Forest Service, game lands, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names. View trails, […]

Wildlife Management Areas

Hunting Layers

NC Private Lands Preview

NC Private Lands

Over 4,500,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer shows property owners in North Carolina. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

NC Gov Lands Preview

NC Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 4,100,000 acres in North Carolina to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

NC Possible Access Preview

NC Possible Access

onX has mapped 1,200,000 acres of possible access lands in North Carolina including timber and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

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NC GMUs

North Carolina Deer Units, Deer Regions and Goose Zones. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

Includes 3 Sublayers

  • Deer Units
  • Goose Zones
  • Deer Regions


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