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 New to hunting in NC...a few questions for you...
glndrums  [Member]
11/9/2011 9:07:24 PM
Im new to hunting here and would like to know the max round count for a rifle in NC? Hunting everyting from fox to bear, with and AR style rifle...What round mags will I need 5 or 10?

My home state limits tro 5 rds.

I am also looking for good duck hunting areas around ENC that dont need a boat to get to...I am currently working on finding a cheap little boat but for this season I more than likely wont have one.

Thanks all!
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snare  [Member]
11/9/2011 9:19:28 PM
No round count limit that I am aware of for those critters.

You have a Regulations book? Double check in there.
Thumbscrew  [Member]
11/10/2011 11:22:43 AM
Yep, no magazine capacity limit and no caliber restrictions. Only restriction is that you may not use NFA items to hunt regulated game.
kabob  [Team Member]
11/10/2011 3:35:31 PM
The info above is correct with this exception. You are limited to having plugs in your shotgun with a three round limit for duck and some other game birds, unless that has been changed.
25-06shooter  [Member]
11/10/2011 9:54:25 PM
No maximum round count on anything except what they consider migratory birds.
taverndog  [Moderator]
11/10/2011 11:06:24 PM
Have you gone through the NC Hunter Safety course? This is required in NC and you will learn the answers to all of your questions.
Landric  [Team Member]
11/11/2011 9:08:06 AM
Originally Posted By taverndog:
Have you gone through the NC Hunter Safety course? This is required in NC and you will learn the answers to all of your questions.


It isn't required if you have attended a class in another state and can show proof, or held a valid hunting license in another state. I got my first NC hunting license three years ago. I went to a hunter's safety class in Virginia about 15 years ago, and I didn't have any sort of proof of that, but I had previously held a Virginia hunting license. That was all I needed to get a license in NC.

Of course it is never a bad idea to take a class, though good luck finding one right now. Rifle season starts tomorrow in my part of the state.

No caliber or magazine restrictions for deer using long guns. Handguns have to be, IIRC, at least .24 caliber. Yes, that means it would be technically legal to hunt deer in NC with a Beretta 950BS .25 ACP, not that anyone would suggest that.

I'll be going into the woods this season with one of my 5.56mm ARs and 75 grain Hornady TAP. We will see how that goes.

glndrums  [Member]
11/11/2011 9:09:21 AM
Thanks for the good info!
taverndog  [Moderator]
11/12/2011 2:49:18 AM
Originally Posted By Landric:
Originally Posted By taverndog:
Have you gone through the NC Hunter Safety course? This is required in NC and you will learn the answers to all of your questions.


It isn't required if you have attended a class in another state and can show proof, or held a valid hunting license in another state. I got my first NC hunting license three years ago. I went to a hunter's safety class in Virginia about 15 years ago, and I didn't have any sort of proof of that, but I had previously held a Virginia hunting license. That was all I needed to get a license in NC.

Of course it is never a bad idea to take a class, though good luck finding one right now. Rifle season starts tomorrow in my part of the state.

No caliber or magazine restrictions for deer using long guns. Handguns have to be, IIRC, at least .24 caliber. Yes, that means it would be technically legal to hunt deer in NC with a Beretta 950BS .25 ACP, not that anyone would suggest that.

I'll be going into the woods this season with one of my 5.56mm ARs and 75 grain Hornady TAP. We will see how that goes.



I will have to ask my wife on this part as she is a hunter safety instructor.
JosephTurrisi  [Member]
11/12/2011 5:18:32 PM
Originally Posted By taverndog:
Originally Posted By Landric:
Originally Posted By taverndog:
Have you gone through the NC Hunter Safety course? This is required in NC and you will learn the answers to all of your questions.


It isn't required if you have attended a class in another state and can show proof, or held a valid hunting license in another state. I got my first NC hunting license three years ago. I went to a hunter's safety class in Virginia about 15 years ago, and I didn't have any sort of proof of that, but I had previously held a Virginia hunting license. That was all I needed to get a license in NC.

Of course it is never a bad idea to take a class, though good luck finding one right now. Rifle season starts tomorrow in my part of the state.

No caliber or magazine restrictions for deer using long guns. Handguns have to be, IIRC, at least .24 caliber. Yes, that means it would be technically legal to hunt deer in NC with a Beretta 950BS .25 ACP, not that anyone would suggest that.

I'll be going into the woods this season with one of my 5.56mm ARs and 75 grain Hornady TAP. We will see how that goes.



I will have to ask my wife on this part as she is a hunter safety instructor.



It is correct a hunter safey class is honored reguardless of where it is taken or you can show a previous years license. See page 3 of the requlations digest it says that one or the other in needed it does not say it must be NC. Infact you can get a new license without hunter safety or showing an old license by sign a statement that you had such a license. For those of you who lost your hunter safety certificate you can get a new one by contacting the state in which you took the class and they will mail you a new card
AMG08  [Member]
11/12/2011 10:09:20 PM
Where are you located? I'm in the same problem. Just got stationed here and I don't know anything about hunting here.
JosephTurrisi  [Member]
11/13/2011 1:09:59 AM
Goto walmart and get your self a NC hunting requations digest it will tell you everything you need to know
Cuppednlocked  [Member]
11/14/2011 8:03:19 AM
Originally Posted By glndrums:
I am also looking for good duck hunting areas around ENC that dont need a boat to get to...I am currently working on finding a cheap little boat but for this season I more than likely wont have one.


Since duck season opened this past Sat...

Ducks are few and far between unless you really do some work. You don't "need" a boat but it sure helps. Go online and view the game lands book or buy one to start. Be prepared for lots of rubberheads if you are near a large city (Raleigh). You have to be at your spot early due to the number of other hunters.

Head East to the coast and your chances increase a little. Several counties have restrictions on hunting near blinds (500 yd law in Pamlico County is one). Anything stuck in the ground can be a blind. There is very little shoreline that is not covered by these "blinds". Irene destroyed a lot but they are being replaced quickly.

To get to some of the GL's you need a decent boat. I have seen a few groups get into trouble with their 14' single wide jon boat and need to be rescued from the water.
MARINEORDIE  [Team Member]
11/14/2011 11:13:20 AM
Where lots and lost of blaze orange! Rednecks shoot each other all the time around here (Eastern N.C.). They sit on top of their trucks waiting for the dogs to run anything by them and they shoot at ANYTHING that moves.
entropy  [Member]
11/15/2011 6:41:24 PM
http://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Regs/Documents/2011-12/2011-12_RegsDigest.pdf
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