North Carolina Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 18 – February 28, 2022

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 18 – February 28, 2022

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


North Carolina Woodcock Season

December 10 – January 31, 2022

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

North Carolina Bobwhite Quail Season

November 20 – February 28, 2022

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

North Carolina Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 20 – February 1, 2022

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

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