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North Carolina Game Management Unit Resident Population Goose

  • ID:Resident Population
  • State:NC
  • Species:Goose
  • Area:41,909 square miles
  • Elevation:0 ft - 6,600 ft
  • Public Lands:5,747 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:14%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:22
  • Campgrounds:70
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:52
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:80,052 acres
  • National Forests:Chattahoochee National Forest, Cherokee National Forest, Croatan National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Sumter National Forest, Uwharrie National Forest
  • Lat-Long:35.476925, -79.513029

The Resident Population zone regulates hunting opportunities for goose in North Carolina and covers 41,909 square miles. Public lands comprise 5,747 square miles (14%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Charlotte, Eastland Mall, and Southpark Mall. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 0 feet to a high of 6,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 80,052 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 52 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Chattahoochee National Forest, Cherokee National Forest, Croatan National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Sumter National Forest, Uwharrie National Forest, Birkhead Mountains Wilderness, Catfish Lake South Wilderness, Citico Creek Wilderness, Ellicott Rock Wilderness, Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, Linville Gorge Wilderness, Middle Prong Wilderness, Pocosin Wilderness, Pond Pine Wilderness, Sheep Ridge Wilderness, Shining Rock Wilderness, Southern Nantahala Wilderness. Additionally, 22 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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