15A NCAC 10B .0212      FOXES (GRAY AND RED)

(a)  Fox Season:

(1)           There shall be no closed season on taking foxes with dogs, except on Bladen Lakes State Forest Game Land from March 15 through July 15;

(2)           Foxes may be taken with weapons or traps the first to fourth Saturday in January in the following counties:


Caswell                  Henderson

Clay                       Macon

Graham                 Tyrrell


(3)           Foxes may be taken the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day through January 1 using archery equipment in all areas of the State east of Interstate Highway 77 and in Mitchell County.

(b)  Bag Limit for Foxes:

(1)           Except in areas of open season for taking foxes with weapons or traps, foxes shall not be intentionally killed by any method;

(2)           For areas of open season detailed in Subparagraph (a)(2) and (a)(3) of this Rule, the following bag limit applies: the daily limit is two; and the season limit is 10.

(c)  Where local laws governing the taking of foxes conflict with this Rule, local laws shall prevail.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-291.2; 113-291.4; 113-291.4A;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1987; December 1, 1985;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1994; May 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2018; May 1, 2009; July 1, 2000.