North Carolina Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons 2023-2024

Key Details and Dates for Various Species

Coyote Season

  • Dates: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Bag Limit: No Limits
  • Note: Only on private lands

Bobcat Season

  • Dates: October 16, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Raccoon Season

  • Dates: October 16, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Opossum Season

  • Dates: October 16, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Rabbit Season

  • Dates: October 16, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Squirrel Season

  • Gray and Red Squirrels: October 16, 2023 - February 29, 2024
  • Spring Season (Gray Squirrel on Private Lands): May 13, 2023 - May 27, 2024
  • Fox Squirrels: October 16, 2023 - January 31, 2024

Groundhog Season

  • Dates: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Bag Limit: No Limits
  • Note: Only on private lands

Nutria Season

  • Dates: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Bag Limit: No Limits
  • Note: Only on private lands

Skunk Season (Striped)

  • Dates: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Bag Limit: No Limits
  • Note: Only on private lands

Beaver Season

  • Details: Beaver may be hunted with guns or a bow and arrow throughout the year, provided permission is obtained from the land's owner or lessee.

Fox Season

  • Varies by County/Zones: Different counties and zones have specific trapping and hunting seasons with weapons for foxes. The dates and regulations vary greatly across counties, and hunters need to refer to the specific county regulations for detailed information.

Important Considerations

  • License Requirements: Hunters and trappers must have the appropriate licenses and abide by all state regulations.
  • Respect for Wildlife: Ethical hunting practices and respect for local wildlife management and conservation efforts are essential.
  • Local Laws and Regulations: Compliance with county-specific regulations, especially for fox hunting and trapping, is crucial.

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