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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

Public Land Ptarmigan

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Bird Hunting Locations

Center of the Bird Hunting Universe

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Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more

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