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North Carolina

Hunting

Bear Hunting Seasons

Daily limit 1; Season limit 1

Season Dates

Applicable County or Counties

Mountain Bear Management Unit Seasons

Oct. 18 – Nov. 20

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. 13 – Jan. 1, 2022

Piedmont Bear Management Unit Seasons

Oct. 16, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

Franklin, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren

Nov. 13, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Granville, Guilford, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Union

Nov. 20, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

Alexander, Catawba, Davie , Forsyth, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Stokes, Yadkin

Coastal Bear Management Unit Seasons

Nov. 13 – Nov. 28 and Dec. 11 – Dec. 26, 2021

Zone 1: Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell

Nov. 13 – Nov. 21 and Dec. 11 – Dec. 26, 2021

Zone 2: Camden*, Chowan*, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank*, Perquimans

Nov. 13 – Nov. 21 and Dec. 11 – Dec. 26, 2021

Zone 3: Beaufort, Bertie, Craven, Hertford, Jones, Martin, Washington

Nov. 20 – Dec. 19, 2021

Zone 4: Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Lenoir, Nash, Northampton, Pitt, Wayne, Wilson

Nov. 8, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

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