NC Wildlife Hunters Education Courses
For information regarding the NC WIldlife Hunters Education course visit the link below with all the upcoming Hunter Education courses being offered thru the NC Wildlife Resources Comission.
Preserve Hunt Opportunities Around Our Area:
Honey Hill Hunting Preserve
Located in rural Columbus County with its unique blend of farm and city life, the Garrell's family 275 acre Honey Hill Hunting Preserve has a hunting and shooting plan for you. They offer a varitey of hunting options from field hunt opportunites for quail, pheasant, and chukar to European style tower shoots. For more information visit www.honeyhillhuntingpreserve.com.
Wintergreen Hunting Preserve
Located just 15 miles from Lumberton nestled back down the dirt roads of Bladen County lies Wintergreen Hunting Preserve. They offer both hunting and shooting packages for upland bird hunting, waterfowl hunting, and clay shooting. For more information visit their website at www.wintergreenhuntingpreserve.com
NC Wildlife Resources Commision Releases 2020-2021 Hunting Season Dates and Bag Limit Information
From the coast to the mountains, year after year, both resident and non-resident North Carolina hunters anxiously await the coming hunting seasons. No matter what game you choose to hunt, start your hunt here with information on seasons, bag limits, licenses, safety requirements, public and private hunting access opportunities and more.
2020-2021 Hunting Seasons
Eastern Deer : Archery September 12th thru October 2nd
Blackpowder: October 3rd thru October 16th
Gun: October 17th thru January 1st 2016
Dove: September 5th thru October 10th
November 14th thru november 28th
december 12th thru january 30th
september Canada Goose: September 1st thru September 30th
September Teal Season: September 12th thru September 30th (East of hwy US 17 only)
Ducks, Mergansers, Coots: October 7th thru october 10th
November 7th thru november 28th
December 19th thru January 30th
Youth Waterfowl Days: February 6th and February 13th
veterans//military waterfowl days: february 6th and february 13th
Controlled Hunting Preserves: October 1st thru March 31st
Black Bear: November 9th thru January 1st
Wild Turkey: Youth Dates April 3rd thru april 9th
Statewide April 10th thru May 8th
The Hunter Education Program of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission provides free hunter education courses throughout the year in every county. More than a firearm safety course, instruction includes ethics and responsibility, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife identification, survival and first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety.
There are no minimum age requirements, however, classes are taught at a sixth grade level and tests must be completed without assistance. Courses are a minimum of 6 hours, taught by wildlife officers, hunter education specialists and certified volunteer instructors, and certification is accepted in every state and province in North America.
Due to hunter education, hunting accidents have decreased by over 50% during the last twenty years making hunting one of the safest recreational activities.
Below is a link to the official NC WIldlife website with all the listings for up and coming Hunter Education courses in 2015 along with information regarding Online courses. Visit their website for more information and get out in the woods and get after 'em!! Hunt Safe!!