How do I contact NC Wildlife?

NC WILDLIFE HELPLINE: 866-318-2401 (Available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

How do I contact a game warden in NC?

Call: 866-318-2401.

Does North Carolina have game wardens?

North Carolina’s game wardens work for the state’s Wildlife Resources Commission and are known as wildlife enforcement officers. One of the persistent problems they face is the illegal hunting of black bears, and state and federal game wardens have worked undercover in tandem to stop illegal poaching rings.

Is there a limit on crappie in NC?

There is no minimum size limit for these fish, except for waters identified in Paragraphs (d), (e), and (f). There is no closed season.

How do I find my NC hunter education number?

You may call us at 1-800-830-2268 to speak with a customer service representative, 9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

WHAT IS HIP certification in NC?

All licensed hunters hunting migratory game birds (dove, rails, woodcock, snipe, or waterfowl) in North Carolina are required to have certification in the Federal Harvest Information Program (HIP). Certification can be obtained free of charge from any Wildlife Service Agent* when you purchase a hunting license.

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How many counties are in North Carolina?

Today North Carolina has 100 counties, although some of their names, boundaries and borders have changed over time from the formation of the colony’s earliest counties in 1664 to the addition of the state’s last two counties in 1911.

How much money does a game warden make in North Carolina?

Game wardens in North Carolina take home a great salary while pursuing a fulfilling career protecting fish and game in their state. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average game warden in the state of North Carolina makes a median salary of $39,210 per year.

What degree do you need to be a wildlife officer?

An associate’s degree or high school diploma is sufficient for many entry-level wildlife officer positions. However, many positions do require a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology, or related areas.

How big does a crappie have to be to keep?

For current fishing information call Silverwood Lake Marina Store (760) 389-2299.


Species Limit Size
Large Mouth Bass 5 12 Inches
Striped Bass 10 No Size
Crappie/Bluegill/Sunfish 25 No Size
Trout 5 No Size

Where are black crappie found?

RANGE: The native range for black crappie in North America extends from Virginia to Florida along the Atlantic coast and southwest along the Gulf of Mexico from the western panhandle of Florida across to Texas.

Can you gig flounder in NC?

Flounder gigging is done in clear, shallow water. It requires a sandy bottom, and (last but certainly not least) flounder! With all those conditions present for several months each year, North Carolina’s Outer Banks is the perfect place.

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