North Carolina Hunting

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

Government Lands: 12%

4,109,541 acres

Private Lands: 88%

30,334,640 acres

North Carolina

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Hunting License

Needed to hunt deer, bear and wild turkey. Residents must also purchase a bear management e-stamp to hunt bear. Non residents hunting bear must also purchase the bear hunting license and bear management e-stamp.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

Big Game Hunting 10-day License

Needed to hunt deer, bear and wild turkey. Residents must also purchase a bear management e-stamp to hunt bear. Non residents hunting bear must also purchase the bear hunting license and bear management e-stamp.

Nonresident: $80

Bonus Antlerless Deer License

Allows the harvest of two additional antlerless deer per report card in any municipality enrolled in the Urban Archery Season.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Bear

Total black bear Boone and Crockett records for North Carolina: 144

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Hunting License

Electronic stamp needed to hunt bear. Residents must possess valid hunting license with big game privileges as well as e-stamp. Non residents must possess valid hunting license, big game privilege license and bear hunting license as well as e-stamp.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

Big Game Hunting 10-day License

Needed to hunt deer, bear and wild turkey. Residents must also purchase a bear management e-stamp to hunt bear. Non residents hunting bear must also purchase the bear hunting license and bear management e-stamp.

Nonresident: $80

Bear Management Stamp

Electronic stamp needed to hunt bear. Residents must possess valid hunting license with big game privileges as well as e-stamp. Non residents must possess valid hunting license, big game privilege license and bear hunting license as well as e-stamp.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Bear Hunting License

Needed by non resident license holders, in addition to the hunting license, big game privilege license, and bear management e-stamp, to hunt bear.

Nonresident: $239

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Hog

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Turkey

Total NWTF turkey records for North Carolina: 428

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Hunting License

Needed to hunt deer, bear and wild turkey. Residents must also purchase a bear management e-stamp to hunt bear. Non residents hunting bear must also purchase the bear hunting license and bear management e-stamp.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

Big Game Hunting 10-day License

Needed to hunt deer, bear and wild turkey. Residents must also purchase a bear management e-stamp to hunt bear. Non residents hunting bear must also purchase the bear hunting license and bear management e-stamp.

Nonresident: $80

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Coyote

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Bobcat

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Fox

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Pheasant

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Quail

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Duck

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Migratory Waterfowl Hunting License

Resident: $14 | Nonresident: $14

Federal Duck Stamp

Resident: $26.50 | Nonresident: $26.50

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Goose

Game Management Units

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Migratory Waterfowl Hunting License

Resident: $14 | Nonresident: $14

Federal Duck Stamp

Resident: $26.50 | Nonresident: $26.50

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Dove

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Migratory Waterfowl Hunting License

Resident: $14 | Nonresident: $14

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Grouse

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39

Rabbit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

State Hunting (Basic)

Statewide hunting during a license term.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

State Hunting 10-Day (Basic)

Statewide hunting for non residents during the 10-day period specified on the license.

Nonresident: $80

Comprehensive Hunting

Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp).

Resident: $39