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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. 12 – Nov. 21 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. 14 – Jan. 1

Piedmont Bear Management Unit Seasons

Oct. 17, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2021 Franklin, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren
Nov. 14, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2021 Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Granville, Guilford, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Union
Nov. 21, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2021 Alexander, Catawba, Davie , Forsyth, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Stokes, Yadkin

Coastal Bear Management Unit Seasons

Nov. 14 – Nov. 29 and Dec. 12 – Dec. 27, 2020 Zone 1: Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell
Nov. 14 – Nov. 22 and Dec. 12 – Dec. 27, 2020 Zone 2: Camden*, Chowan*, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank*, Perquimans
Nov. 14 – Nov. 22 and Dec. 12 – Dec. 27, 2020 Zone 3: Beaufort, Bertie, Craven, Hertford, Jones, Martin, Washington
Nov. 21 – Dec. 20, 2020 Zone 4: Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Lenoir, Nash, Northampton, Pitt, Wayne, Wilson
Nov. 9, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2021 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