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North Carolina - 2014-15 Season

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AreaDatesNotes
Statewide, except black & mottled ducksOct 1 - Oct 4
Nov 8 - Nov 29
Dec 13 - Jan 24
Black & mottled ducksSame as statewide after Nov 22
Extended FalconryOct 20 - Nov 1
Jan 26 - Feb 14
Falconers may also hunt during regular seasons. Not allowed on Sunday.
Youth DaysJan 31 & Feb 7Open 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
  • 1 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