WE ABIDE BY ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING HUNTING METHODS FOR EACH APPROPRIATE SEASON. Please be sure to read and review the North Carolina Wildlife Commission's Before The Hunt Guideline for specific details.
Available Hunting Methods by Dove (small game hunting)
Rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and pistols (no restrictions on caliber and
barrel length) are legal hunting implements for small game hunting in North
Carolina. Choice of firearm, caliber or gauge, and action is personal and varies
depending on species hunted.
On occasion, we also allow other small game hunting such as squirrel, rabbits, pheasant, and gouse. This varies by season. If you are interested, please notate this on your contact form.
Available Hunting Methods for Whitetail Deer (Eastern NC Season)
Around the first week in October, blackpowder season begins for approximately two (2) weeks for eastern whitetail deer season.
Around the middle of October, gun/rifle season begins for eastern whitetail deer. This season ends on January 1.
Available Hunting Methods by Wild Turkey
Shotguns are the only legal firearms used for turkey hunting in North
Carolina. (Note: muzzle loading shotguns are also legal, but rifles and pistols are
prohibited). Modern shotgun actions (parts that load and unload the shotgun) vary
depending on the individual manufacturer and hunter’s personal choice. Shotgun
actions include the break or hinge (single shot and double barrel), bolt, pump or
slide, lever, and semi-automatic. The most popular shotgun actions for turkey
hunting tend to be the pump, break, and semi-automatic. Shotgun exterior finish is
also a matter of choice but fully camouflaged and dull-matte finishes are popular
for hunting turkeys. Turkeys have very keen eyesight and can quickly pick out anything that is not part of their natural environment. A highly polished firearm can reflect sunlight and potentially spook a turkey in the process.