North Carolina

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is responsible for hunting throughout the state. Waterfowl hunting for Black or Mottled Duck, American Coot, Pintails, Mallards, Mergansers, Redheads, Brant, Wood Duck, Scoters, Canada Geese, Snow Geese, Blue Geese, Long-tailed Ducks, Eider, Teal, Fulvous Tree Duck, Widgeon, Gadwall, Ring-Neck, and Ruddy Duck is allowed during season and within specified limits in some 26 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).

For detailed information, including maps on hunting areas, as well as hunting seasons, bag limits, and licensing requirements please contact the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission or visit their web site at www.ncwildlife.org.

In addition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates 10 National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in North Carolina -- Mackay Island, Currituck, Roanoke River, Alligator River, Pea Island, Mattamuskeet, Pocosin Lakes, Swanquarter, Cedar Island, and Pee Dee -- Of which six allow waterfowl hunting during season. Please contact the refuges for specifics or visit their web site through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' refuge system web site at www.fws.gov/refuges.