Logo

Bear Hunting Seasons

Hunting Regulations Icon North Carolina Hunting & Fishing

 

Daily limit 1; Season limit 1

Season Dates

Applicable County or Counties

Mountain Bear Management Unit Seasons

Oct. 14 – Nov. 23 In and west of Surry, Wilkes, Caldwell, Burke, Cleveland.

Note: Further game land restrictions may apply. See the “Game Lands” section for specific game land rules.

Dec. 16 – Jan. 1, 2020

Piedmont Bear Management Unit Seasons

Oct. 12, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020 Franklin, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren
Nov. 16, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020 Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Granville, Guilford, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Union
Nov. 23, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020 Alexander, Catawba, Davie , Forsyth, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Stokes, Yadkin

Coastal Bear Management Unit Seasons

Nov. 9 – Nov. 24 and Dec. 14 – Dec. 29, 2019 Zone 1: Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell
Nov. 9 – Nov. 17 and Dec. 14 – Dec. 29, 2019 Zone 2: Camden*, Chowan*, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank*, Perquimans
Nov. 9 – Nov. 17 and Dec. 14 – Dec. 29, 2019 Zone 3: Beaufort, Bertie, Craven, Hertford, Jones, Martin, Washington
Nov. 16 – Dec. 15, 2019 Zone 4: Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Lenoir, Nash, Northampton, Pitt, Wayne, Wilson
Nov. 11 , 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020 Zone 5: Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico (use of dogs for hunting bears prohibited in this county), Pender, Robeson, Sampson