North Carolina Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

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North Carolina Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

North Carolina, often termed as the Tarheel State, has lush green forests and breathtaking views of rugged mountainous terrains.

The hunting seasons of North Carolina provide great opportunities for bowhunters to harvest big amounts of bag hunts in the area close to the Appalachian Mountains and eastwards.

If you pack your bags up to venture into the wilderness of North Carolina, you can get your hands on some black bears, white-tailed deer, and wild turkey. Additionally, there are dozens of small game seasons that span throughout the year. This includes armadillos, pheasants, quail, and many more.

For additional information about bow hunting seasons in the state of North Carolina, you are advised to visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website. All the information about licenses, permits, and season dates is available on the site.

North Carolina Bow Hunting Season

Category Months
Black Bear Oct.18-Jan.1
Deer Sept.11-Nov.5
Wild Turkey April.9-May.7
Opossum Oct.18-Feb.28
Rabbit Oct.18-Feb.28
Quail Nov.20-Feb.28
Pheasant Nov.20-Feb.1

License Fee in North Carolina

Category License Type  Fee
Archery Resident $20
Archery Non-resident $80
Archery Senior $265
Archery Junior Not required

Total Area and Regulations by State

The total hunting area in the state of Carolina is 1380,000 acres which accounts for 4.4% of the total area of the state. Bowhunting in North Carolina can only be carried out by longbows and recurve bows with a minimum draw of 40 pounds. For compound bows, minimum draw is reduced to 35 pounds, and for crossbows, it is 100 pounds at least. Arrows should have a broad head at least  ⅞ inches wide to be legal.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting in North Carolina

Every bowhunter has a dream of seeing deer all around, and their dream comes true as they set foot in the hunting ground of North Carolina. Authorities have a perfect setting for other recreational activities that include boating and horse riding.

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