North Carolina Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 16 – February 29, 2024

Resident License Fees:


Non-Resident License Fees:

10-Day $80

Special Permits:

Habitat Management $4

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

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*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 29, 2024

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


North Carolina Woodcock Season

December 10 – January 31, 2023

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

North Carolina Bobwhite Quail Season

November 18 – February 29, 2024

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

North Carolina Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 18 – February 1, 2024

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

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