2021-2022 Hunting Seasons

Bear Season

Halifax & Northampton Counties

(East of Hwy. 301) - Nov. 20 -Dec. 19

Beaver

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

Bobcat

October 18-February 28, 2022 No limits.

Deer Season (Eastern)

Archery—September 11 - October 1

Black powder—October 2 - October 15

Gun— October 16 - January  1, 2022

Dove

September 4—October 2; November 6—November 27 & December 9—January 31, 2022

Ducks, Mergansers & Coots

Inland zone Oct. 21-23, Nov. 6-27 & Dec. 18-Jan. 31
Coastal zone Oct. 29-30, Nov. 6-29 & Dec. 18-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. 21-30, Nov. 6-29, Dec. 18-Feb. 12, 2022

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

Oct. 12- Feb. 12, 2022

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

No closed season or bag limit

Grouse

October 18-February 28, 2022

Pheasant (male only)

November 20-February 1, 2022

Quail

November 20-February 28, 2022

Rabbit

October 18-February 28, 2022

Raccoon & Opossum

October 18-February 28, 2022

Squirrel (gray & red)

Statewide—October 18 - February 28, 2022

Wild Turkey (male or bearded)

Statewide Spring Season—April 9 - May 7, 2022

 

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