Hunting Licenses Available in North Carolina

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding hunters that part of their pre-season preparations should include renewing their hunting licenses - and it's not too early to purchase now.

"Online makes it easier than ever," said Lisa Hocutt, manager for Wildlife Resources Commission customer support services. "From the comfort of home, you can get a license by going to Or you can use the Web site to locate wildlife service agents in your community to purchase a license in person."

To purchase by phone, call toll free 1-888-248-6834, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Please have your Visa or MasterCard number ready.)

The Wildlife Resources Commission reminds all first-time hunting license buyers they must first complete a hunter safety education course, offered free by the Wildlife Resources Commission in all 100 counties. First-time license buyers may also use online and phone services to obtain a license.

For more information on online services available, including types of licenses, the hunting seasons, regulations and safety precautions, consult the 2006-2007 Regulations Digest, available from license agents or online here.