North Carolina Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 15 –
February 28, 2019

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

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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

Orvis Field Bowl

2016 Gift Guide for Bird Hunters

Even most bird hunters deserve more than a few lumps of coal this holiday season. With help from  Contributors Kali Parmley and Andrea Haas we’ve assembled a list of gift ideas that should simplify shopping for the uplanders in your life. When we came off the mountain from ptarmigan hunting in Colorado I surprised my hunting partners by … Read more

Setter and Hunter

Highlights From the 2012 Bird Hunting Season

It seems like eons ago when we were climbing to 12,000 feet in the Ruby Mountains in pursuit of Snowcock. But it was just a short six months since we set off to start the 2012 bird hunting season. Now that wild bird hunting in the lower 48 has ended I sit here reflecting on … Read more