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2023-2024 Hunting Seasons

Bear Season

Halifax & Northampton Counties
(Zone 4) - Nov. 18-Dec. 17, 2023

Beaver

Beaver may be taken year-round with firearms or bow and arrow, provided that permission has been obtained from the owner or lessee of the land on which beaver is being taken.

Bobcat

October 16-February 29, 2024

Deer Season (Northeastern)

Archery—September 9 - 29, 2023

Black powder—September 30 - October 13, 2023

Gun— October 14 - January  1, 2024

Dove

Sept. 2 – Oct. 7, Nov. 11 – Nov. 25 & Dec. 9 – Jan. 31, 2024

Ducks, Mergansers & Coots

Inland Zone Oct. 19 – Oct. 21, Nov. 4 – Nov. 25 & Dec. 19 – Jan. 31, 2024

Coastal Zone Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, Nov. 4 – Nov. 25 & Dec. 18 – Jan. 31, 2024

Fox

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

Geese-Dark (Canada & White-Breasted) Geese

Sept. 1 – Sept. 30, Oct. 19 – Oct. 28, Nov. 4 – Nov. 25 &

Dec. 18 – Feb. 10, 2024

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

Oct. 10 – Feb. 10, 2024

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

There is no closed hunting season on private lands. See

ncwildlife.org for Game Lands regulations.

Grouse

Oct. 16 – Feb. 29, 2024

Pheasant (male only)

Nov. 18 – Feb. 1, 2024

Quail

Nov. 18 – Feb. 29, 2024

Rabbit

Oct. 16 – Feb. 29, 2024

Raccoon & Opossum

Oct. 16 – Feb. 29, 2024

Squirrel (gray & red)

Statewide—Oct. 16 – Feb. 29, 2024

Wild Turkey (male or bearded)

Statewide Spring Season—April 13 – May 11, 2024

 

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

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