North Carolina Hunting Seasons – Updated

Welcome to the North Carolina Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2022-2023.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for North Carolina?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The North Carolina hunting season website makes the following comment:

“Some 2,000,000 acres of public and private lands in North Carolina are managed by the Wild-life Resources Commission for public hunting, trapping and inland fishing.”

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

North Carolina Deer Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Firearms Oct 12-Jan 1
Blackpowder Sept 28-Nov 22
Bow Sept 7-Jan 1
Youth Hunt Sept 28

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

North Carolina Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Spring Apr 11- May 9 (2020)
Youth Apr 4 -10 (2020)

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

North Carolina Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Hogs Open All Year
Coyote Open All Year
Fox Open All Year
Gray & Red Squirrel Oct 14 -29
Fox Squirrel Oct 14 -Jan 31
Rabbit Oct 14 -Feb 29
Bobcat Oct 14 -Feb 29
Raccoon & Opossum Oct 14 -Feb 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

North Carolina Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Ducks Oct 2-5, Nov 16-Dec 2 & Dec 14-Jan 31
Pheasant Nov 23 – Feb 1
Quail Nov 23 – Feb 29
Grouse Oct 14 – Feb 29
Canada geese (Resident) Oct 2-12, Nov 16-Dec 7 & Dec 14-Feb 8

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

North Carolina Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

General Oct 14 – Jan 1

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

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Good Luck!!