How long is turkey hunting season in North Carolina?

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How long is hunting season in North Carolina?

It is illegal to take cubs (less than 75 pounds) or female bears with cubs. Nonresidents must obtain a bear hunting license prior to hunting. **Season dates vary by zone.

North Carolina Small Game Seasons.

Raccoon and Opossum Oct. 12-Feb. 28
Pheasant Nov. 21-Feb. 1

Is there a winter turkey season in North Carolina?

NC Winter Wild Turkey Season Opens Through Jan. 22; Asheville’s Resident Turkey Flock Is Off Limits! The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open a six-day winter turkey season, Jan. 17-22, on private lands in Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Granville, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga and Wilkes counties.

Hunters may not hunt at any time on Sunday within 500 yards of a place of religious worship, nor hunt deer with the use of dogs. Shooting hours remain unchanged, meaning private lands may be hunted for wild animals and upland game birds with a firearm on Sunday prior to 9:30 a.m. and after 12:30 p.m.

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Can you hunt on Sunday in North Carolina?

Since 1868, hunting on Sundays has been prohibited by State law. However, in 2015, the Outdoor Heritage Act of 2015 was passed, removing the absolute prohibition on hunting with firearms on Sunday in North Carolina.

How close to a house can you hunt in NC?

The new law now allows for Sunday hunting with firearms on private property within 500 yards of a residence owned by the hunter (allowing for stepping out the front door to hunt.)

Can you shoot a jake turkey in NC?

Squaller Elite Refuge Member. So the NC regulations say that you can only shoot male or bearded turkeys only(of course you can shoot bearded hens).

Do you need a plug for turkey hunting in NC?

When hunting migratory game birds, shotguns must be plugged so as to limit their maximum capacity to three shells.

Can you bait turkeys in NC?

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 8) — With turkey season set to begin this weekend, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds turkey hunters to follow regulations, particularly those that involve baiting. It is unlawful to take wild birds with the use or aid of bait, which includes any grain, fruit or other bait.

How many turkeys can you kill in NC?

The daily limit is one turkey and the possession and season limit is two turkeys per hunter, only one of which may be taken during youth season.

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