2022-2023 Hunting Seasons

Bear Season

Halifax & Northampton Counties

(Zone 4) - Nov. 19 -Dec. 18, 2022

Beaver

Open season with firearms or bow & arrow during any open season for the taking of wild animals with permission of landowner

Bobcat

October 17-February 28, 2023 No limits.

Deer Season (Eastern)

Archery—September 10 - 30, 2022

Black powder—October 1 - October 14, 2022

Gun— October 15 - January  2, 2023

Dove

September 3—October 1; November 5—November 26 & December 10—January 31, 2023

Ducks, Mergansers & Coots

Inland zone Oct. 21-22, Nov. 5-26 & Dec. 17-Jan. 31
Coastal zone Oct. 28-29, Nov. 5-26 & Dec. 17-Jan. 31

Fox

Year-round with dogs only, no limits visit ncwildlife.org/FoxSeasons for restrictions

Geese-Dark (Canada & White-Breasted) Geese

Resident Population Hunt Zone

Oct. 21-29, Nov. 5-26, Dec. 17-Feb. 11, 2023

Geese-Light (Snow, Blue & Ross’ Geese)

Oct. 11- Feb. 11, 2023

Groundhog, Nutria, Coyote, Skunk, (striped), Armadillo & Feral Swine

No closed season or bag limit

Grouse

October 17-February 28, 2023

Pheasant (male only)

November 19-February 1, 2023

Quail

November 19-February 28, 2023

Rabbit

October 17-February 28, 2023

Raccoon & Opossum

October 17-February 28, 2023

Squirrel (gray & red)

Statewide—October 17 - February 28, 2023

Wild Turkey (male or bearded)

Statewide Spring Season—April 8 - May 6, 2023

 

For more information and the latest updates, visit www.ncwildlife.org.

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