15A NCAC 10B .0209      WILD TURKEY

(a)  Open Seasons:

(1)           Spring Wild Turkey Season is from the second Saturday in April through the Saturday of the fourth week thereafter on bearded or male turkeys only in all counties statewide.

(2)           Spring Youth Only Wild Turkey Season is from the first Saturday in April until the Friday thereafter on bearded or male wild turkeys only. The bag limit during the Spring Youth Only Wild Turkey season is one bird. For purposes of this Subparagraph a youth hunter is younger than 18 years of age. Each youth hunting during this season shall be accompanied by a licensed adult at least 21 years of age. The adult shall remain in close enough proximity to monitor the activities of, and communicate with, the youth at all times.

(b)  Bag Limits: The daily bag limit is one bird and the annual bag limit shall be two birds. Possession limit is two birds.

(c)  Dogs: The use of dogs for hunting wild turkeys is prohibited.

(d)  Kill Reports. The kill shall be validated at the site of kill and the kill reported as provided by 15A NCAC 10B .0113.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑270.3; 113‑276.1; 113‑291.2; 113-291.5;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1998; July 1, 1997; July 1, 1996; July 1, 1995; July 1, 1994; July 1, 1993; July 1, 1992;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2000;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 2001;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002 (approved by RRC on 06/21/01 and 04/18/02);

Temporary Amendment Eff. June 1, 2003;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2004 (this amendment replaces the amendment approved by RRC on July 17, 2003);

Amended Eff. August 1, 2017; January 1, 2013; May 1, 2009; May 1, 2007; November 1, 2005.