NC Resident Fishing and Hunting License Requirements

2006-2007

Short-term licenses are valid for the period specified on the license.
State Fishing — 1 Day (basic): Statewide fishing in inland public waters for residents during the one-day period specified on the license (does not include fishing in designated trout waters). $5
 
Annual licenses are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
(Note: All annual licenses use the same application form.)
State Fishing (basic): Statewide fishing in inland public waters for residents during a license term. $15
State Hunting (basic): Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. $15
State Trapping (basic): Statewide trapping for residents during a license term. $25
Combination Hunting and Fishing (basic): Statewide hunting and fishing (in inland public waters)for residents during a license term. $20
County Fishing (basic): Fishing within the County of residence in inland public waters during a license term. $10
County Hunting (basic): Hunting within the County of residence during a license term. $10
County Trapping (basic): Trapping within the County of residence during a license term. $10
Comprehensive Fishing: Statewide fishing for residents in inland public waters during a license term. Also includes the privileges of fishing in designated trout waters and fishing in trout waters on game lands. $20
Comprehensive Hunting: Statewide hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting with primitive weapons during the special seasons, hunting on game lands and hunting for waterfowl (does not include federal duck stamp). $30
Sportsman: Statewide fishing (in inland public waters) and hunting for residents during a license term. Also includes the privileges of hunting for big game; hunting with primitive weapons during the special seasons, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include federal duck stamp), fishing in designated trout waters and fishing in trout waters on game lands. $40
Special Fishing Devices (basic/non-commercial): Authorizes the taking of nongame fish from inland waters during designated seasons with nets, traps, gigs, reels, spear guns, baskets, bow and arrow, and any other authorized special fishing device. Includes the sale of these nongame fish. Taking of nongame fishes with bow and arrow is authorized under any of the licenses providing basic hunting or fishing privileges. This license is valid when no more than three special fishing devices are used. $10
Special Fishing Devices (basic/commercial): Authorizes the taking of nongame fish from inland waters during designated seasons with nets, traps, gigs, reels, spear guns, baskets, bow and arrow, and any other authorized special fishing device. Includes the sale of these nongame fish. Taking of nongame fishes with bow and arrow is authorized under any of the licenses providing basic hunting or fishing privileges. This license is valid when four or more special fishing devices are used. $100
These annual licenses authorize particular hunting or fishing activities and must be obtained in addition to the appropriate basic license (listed above). These privileges are valid for 12 months from date of purchase unless otherwise noted.
(Note: All Additional Annual Resident Privilege licenses use the same application form.)

Big Game Hunting: Needed to hunt deer, bear, wild boar, and wild turkey. License expires June 30 of each year.

$10

Game Lands: Needed to hunt or trap on game lands.

$15

Waterfowl Hunting: Needed to hunt waterfowl.

$10

HIP Certification (Federal requirement): Needed to hunt migratory game birds (waterfowl, doves, rails, gallinule, snipe and woodcock).

Free

Special Trout Fishing: Needed to fish in designated Public Mountain Trout Waters. Includes trout fishing on game lands.

$10

Hunting/Fishing Guide: Needed to guide others for a fee.

$10

Controlled Hunting Preserve: Needed by resident to hunt foxes or pen-raised game birds on a licensed commercial hunting preserve. This license may be used without a basic hunting license. This license is not required if you possess a basic hunting, comprehensive hunting, or sportsman’s license.

$15

Falconry: Needed to hunt by the use of any raptor. License expires June 30 of each year. Call 919 707-0060 to request an application.

$10

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