Quick References

View Game Land Maps

View Regulations Digest

Tundra Swan Information (includes information on preference points and a preference points calculator)

Waterfowl Impoundment Condition Alerts - Updated 11-7-2018 (PDF)



Publication Information

NCWRC no longer produces and mails the Permit Hunting Opportunities publication.  All information regarding permit hunts can be found using this website.

Permit Hunting Opportunities

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission provides permit hunting opportunities across the state. These hunts allow for managed participation and provide unique opportunities for special areas or species such as small game, big game, waterfowl, tundra swan and furbearer trapping. This program also includes special hunting opportunities for youth and persons with disabilities. This site provides information about the permit hunt program and available opportunities.

Purchase or apply for permit hunting opportunities using one of the following options:

  • Online using a VISA or MasterCard. Printer recommended.
  • By telephone at 888-248-6834, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Customer Service

Need assistance with licenses? Contact customer service by phone at 888-248-6834 or by email at licenses@ncwildlife.org. Customer service is available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Leftover permits (with the exception of late season waterfowl), if any, will be made available for purchase within 5 business days after the application deadline.

Click here to view or purchase leftover permits.


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