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North Carolina Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 17 – 
February 28, 2017

North Carolina Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$20

Non-Resident License Fees:
$80
10-Day $60

Special Permits:
Habitat Management $4

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

North Carolina Ruffed Grouse Season

October 17 – February 28, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession, 30 per season

Woodcock

North Carolina Woodcock Season

December 15 – January 28, 2017

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

North Carolina Bobwhite Quail Season

November 19 – February 28, 2017

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

North Carolina Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 12 – February 1, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession, 30 per season

Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

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Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

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Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

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