North Carolina Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 15 – February 28, 2019

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

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

North Carolina Ruffed Grouse Season

October 15 – February 28, 2019

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


Woodcock

North Carolina Woodcock Season

December 8 – January 29, 2019

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession


Bobwhite Quail

North Carolina Bobwhite Quail Season

November 17 – February 28, 2019

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession


Ring-Necked Pheasant

North Carolina Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 17 – February 1, 2019

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