In the late summer of each year the NC Wildlife Commission releasing the season dates and regulations for the upcoming NC duck season. Once they release the regulations each year we will post below for your convenience. If you have additional questions, you can always visit the NC Wildlife Resource Commission website.
Includes a total of 6 ducks with no more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 4 mallards with no more than 2 hen mallards, 3 wood ducks, 2 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 2 black ducks, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck and 1 fulvous whistling duck. The season on harlequin ducks is closed. The season on black ducks and mottled ducks is closed until November 17.
December 15, 2018-January 26, 2019, Limit 1 per person per day
To hunt waterfowl in North Carolina, individuals must possess various licenses, permits, stamps, and certifications. Specifically, hunters must obtain the following:
Please see the current North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest for additional information regarding license types and costs.
* Hunters are no longer required to carry the North Carolina duck stamp while hunting for waterfowl; however, the current year’s duck stamp will be available for collecting purposes. Call 1-888-248-6834 for more information.
**DISCLAIMER: This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of regulations. You are responsible for knowing all applicable laws and regulations. Please consult the official NC Wildlife Resource Commission website for all waterfowl hunt regulations.