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North Carolina - 2013-14 Season

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AreaDatesNotes
Statewide, except black & mottled ducksOct 2 - Oct 5
Nov 9 - Nov 30
Dec 14 - Jan 25
Black & mottled ducksSame as statewide after Nov 23
Extended FalconryOct 21 - Nov 2
Jan 27 - Feb 15
Falconers may also hunt during regular seasons.
Youth DaysFeb 1 & Feb 8Open to hunters 15 years or older accompanied by a licensed adult. The adult may not hunt duck, but may participate in other open seasons.

Additional Information

Bag LimitAreaLimit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Statewide6 daily, including no more than:
  • 4 scoters
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 2 scaup
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintails
  • 1 black or mottled duck
  • 2 canvasback
  • 1 fulvous whistling duck
  • No harlequin ducks
Falconry3 birds daily
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic
ArcheryLong and recurve bows with min. 40lb pull
Compound bows with min. 35lb pull
Crossbows with min. 150lb draw weight