When Does Squirrel Season End in NC?
If you are wondering when does squirrel season end in NC, read this article. While possum and raccoon hunting seasons are still in effect, squirrel hunting is prohibited on many property in Wildlife Management Area (WMA) programs. In addition, the bag limit for squirrels is one (1) per day, and fox squirrels are illegal on many properties. Read on to learn how you can safely trap squirrels in NC.
Raccoon and possum hunting seasons are currently in
There are three times a year that you can go raccoon and possum hunting in North Carolina. Raccoon season is open through the end of February and raccoons are one of the most common game animals in this state. The season is open only at night and you can only shoot raccoons at night. However, if you plan on taking part in this type of hunting, make sure that you check all regulations and laws before going out and purchasing a hunting license.
If you are interested in night-hunting raccoons or possums, make sure to check the season’s regulations in your area to see if you are allowed to hunt them. If you have night vision equipment or an electric flashlight, you can also use it at night. Be sure to check with your local hunting bureau for information on what hours are open for raccoon and possum hunting.
Squirrel bag limit is one (1) per day
The North Carolina Fish and Wildlife Department is increasing the number of squirrels available for hunting. Currently, you can hunt gray, red, and fox squirrels. You can also take raccoons. However, you are limited to one squirrel per day. There is no limit for catching skunks or armadillos. However, you may not use poison or shotguns to kill the squirrels.
The bag limit on squirrels in North Carolina is one (1) per person, per day. This limit applies to U.S. Forest Service National Forests and Southeast Zone. There are also special regulations regarding the killing or molestation of Spotted Fawns. Regardless of the method you use to take down the squirrel, you must follow the bag limit to ensure a successful hunt.
Fox squirrel hunting is not allowed on many properties in the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) program
If you would like to hunt fox squirrels, you should be aware of the regulations before pursuing a successful hunt. Many Wildlife Management Area properties have restrictions against fox squirrel hunting. Before going out on your hunt, make sure that you have read the current SCDNR Rules and Regulations to ensure that you will not violate any laws. Listed below are some properties where fox squirrel hunting is not allowed.
In Baltimore County, there is the LeCompte Wildlife Management Area, which is a 230-acre property that has 80 acres of river bottom cropland and rolling hills covered in hardwood timber. This property is accessible by Nine-Mile Road traveling west from U.S. Route 35 near Southside. Or, it can be reached by state Route 2 traveling south from the Gallipolis Ferry. Crab Creek Road is also nearby.
Can you legally trap a squirrel in North Carolina
If you want to catch a squirrel, you can legally do so in North Carolina, provided it lives on private property. You can use a lethal trap, which catches and kills the squirrel, to minimize the risk and time involved. Lethal traps are not as risky as shooting a squirrel with a gun, and are available in most hardware stores. However, the laws regarding trapping and killing squirrels vary by state.
Depending on the species, it is possible to legally trap a squirrel in North Carolina. The law allows property owners to trap and remove animals that are causing damage. However, a licensed Wildlife Damage Control Agent is needed if the animal is destroying property. If you’re not sure whether you’re allowed to legally trap a squirrel, contact the Department of Agriculture or Wildlife Protection. They will give you the details you need.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.