2018-2019 NC Hunting Seasons PDF Print E-mail

Bear Season

Halifax & Northampton Counties (East of Hwy. 301) - November 17 - December 16

Beaver

Open season with firearms or bow & arrow during any open season for the taking of wild animals with permission of landowner

Bobcat

October 15 - February 28

Deer Season (Eastern)

Archery - September 8-September 28
Blackpowder - September 29 - October 12
Gun - October 13-January 1, 2019

Dove

September 1 - October 6; November 17 - December 1 & December 10 - January 31, 2019

Ducks, Mergansers & Coots

October 3-6; November 10 - December 1 & December 15 - January 26, 2019

Fox

Year-round with dogs only, no limits

Geese-Dark (Canada & White-Breasted) Geese

Resident Population Hunt Zone (West of NC 903)
October 3 - 13, November 10 - December 1, December 15 - Feb. 9, 2019
Southern James Bay Hunt Zone (East of NC 903)
October 3 - November 2 and November 10 - December 29
Geese-Light (Snow, Blue & Ross' Geese)
October 9 - February 9, 2019

Groundhog, Nutria, Coyote, Skunk, (striped), Armadillo & Feral Swine

No closed season or bag limit

Grouse

October 15 - February 28, 2019

Pheasant (male only)

November 17 - February 1, 2019

Quail

November 17 - February 28, 2019

Rabbit

November 17 - February 28, 2019

Raccoon & Opossum

October 15 - February 28, 2019

Squirrel (gray & red)

Statewide - October 15 - February 28, 2019

Wild Turkey (male or bearded)

Statewide Spring Season - April 13 - May 11, 2019

For more information and the latest updates visit www.ncwildlife.org.