North Carolina Hunting News

Women’s North Carolina Weekend Getaway Teaches Outdoor Skills and Fun

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering an outdoor skills weekend workshop for women, April 13-15, at the Eastern 4-H Conference Center in Columbia, N.C.

Wildlife Commission Schedules Wild Turkey Hunting Clinics in Raleigh, North Carolina

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in conjunction with the  National Wild Turkey Federation, will hold two free turkey hunting clinics at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education,  just in time for the spring turkey hunting season.

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Proposes Night Hunting of Coyotes and Feral Hogs

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed rules that will allow the hunting of feral swine and coyotes at night with a light.

The proposed seasons would be year-round, and would allow the hunting of feral swine and coyotes on Sundays on private lands with archery equipment. Night hunting is one means of controlling the population of coyotes and feral swine, both of which are non-native to North Carolina.

North Carolina District Youth Hunter Skills Tournaments Schedule Announced

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set the schedule for the 2012 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments, marking the 34th year for the popular statewide shooting sports events.

The Commission will conduct nine district-level competitions in March, with hundreds of middle school and high school students taking part:

Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine Announces Photo Competition Winners

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has announced the winners of the seventh annual Wildlife in North Carolina magazine photo competition.

North Carolina to Allow Hunting Feral Swine at Night with Aid of Light

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will allow hunting of feral swine at night with the aid of light, by special permit, beginning Dec. 29, 2011.

Under this policy, archery and firearm hunters with a Commission-issued permit in addition to a hunting license may hunt feral swine after normal shooting hours (½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour past sunset) where local law allows; except by firearms on Sundays. The permits are valid through March 31.

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Adopts Rules Allowing Feral Hog Trapping

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has adopted temporary rules that allow the trapping of feral hogs with no closed season and no bag limits.

Hunter Education Program Says Hunt Like The Future Depends On It in North Carolina

The Hunter Education Program of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is urging sportsmen to encourage others to hunt, while many hunting seasons are under way, with a slogan of “Hunt Like The Future Depends On It.”

Hunters May Notice Hemorrhagic Disease in Deer This Season in North Carolina

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is alerting hunters that they may encounter sick or diseased deer afflicted with hemorrhagic disease. Two closely related viruses — epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus and bluetongue virus — cause hemorrhagic disease and both are spread by biting flies, called midges.    

North Carolina: Information on Landowner Protection Act Available Online

With hunting season under way, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has posted information on its website about the new Landowner Protection Act.