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North Carolina Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 16 – 
February 28, 2018

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 16 – February 28, 2018

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

Woodcock

North Carolina Woodcock Season

December 14 – January 27, 2018

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

North Carolina Bobwhite Quail Season

November 18 – February 28, 2018

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

North Carolina Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 11 – February 1, 2018

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

Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

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Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … 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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