This Saturday, September 24th is North Carolina Youth Deer Hunting Day. The day, designated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission was established in 2015. The purpose is to increase interest in deer hunting among youth while seeking to increase their success at hunting. On Saturday youth 17 and under will be allowed to use guns or any other legal hunting equipment to hunt for deer. Though only people over 18 are able to use archery gear. Hunters 17-years-old and younger can hunt deer of either sex. If they have completed a hunter education course through the Wildlife Resources Commission they will not be required to be accompanied by an adult.
Due to the designation as Youth Deer Hunting Day anyone hunting must wear blaze orange on the 24th as a precaution.
Hunters 16 and older need to purchase a license with a Big Game Harvest report card by:
- Going online to ncwildlife.org,
- Calling 1-888-2HUNTFISH (1-888-248-6834), or
- Visiting one of more than 1,000 Wildlife Service Agents located across the state.
Those under 16 must obtain their own Big Game Harvest Report Card. Cards are available at no cost from a wildlife service agent or by calling the 888 number.
You can get more information about hunting in North Carolina and Youth Deer Hunting Day on the agency’s website, ncwildlife.org/hunting.
GALLERY: List of Animals Native to North Carolina
As found by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission