(2)December 15 through the last day of February 28 in and east of Hertford, Bertie, Martin, Pitt, Greene, Lenoir, Duplin, Pender and New Hanover counties.
(3)Trapping coyotes is allowed during times and with methods described by local laws in counties where local laws have established fox trapping seasons even when those seasons fall outside the regular trapping seasons described above.
(4)Nutria may be trapped east of I-77 at any time.
(b) Restrictions. It is unlawful to trap raccoon in and west of Madison, Buncombe, Henderson and Polk counties.
Note: See 15A NCAC 10D .0102(f) for other trapping restrictions on game lands.
History Note:Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑291.1; 113‑291.2;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Amended Eff. July 1, 1996; July 1, 1984; July 1, 1983; August 1, 1982; August 1, 1981;
Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 1999;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2000;
Temporary Amendment Eff. June 1, 2003;
Amended Eff. May 1, 2008; May 1, 2007; May 1, 2006; June 1, 2005; August 1, 2004.
15 NCAC 10B .0303BAG LIMITS
There shall be no restrictions on bag limits of furbearers, coyotes, or groundhogs except that a season limit of five otters shall apply to otters trapped in and west of Stokes, Forsyth, Davie, Iredell, and Mecklenburg counties.
Note: Where local laws govern trapping, or are in conflict with these regulations, the local law shall prevail.
History Note:Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑291.2;
Eff. August 1, 1977;
Amended Eff. May 1, 2008; June 1, 2005; July 1, 1996; July 1, 1984.
15A NCAC 10B .0404TRAPPERS AND HUNTERS
(a) Every fox taken in an area of open season as provided by G.S. 113‑291.4 shall be tagged at the scene of taking.
(b) Every person taking any bobcat or otter in this State, or any foxes under a depredation permit, general statute, rule, or local law that permits taking, shall obtain and affix the proper tag to each carcass or pelt before selling or transferring the same to any person or transporting the same for any purpose, except that:
(1)A person may transport the same from the place of taking to his North Carolina residence and from his North Carolina residence to a fur tag agent or taxidermist's place of business.
(2)A person may transport the same from the place of taking to the nearest place in this State where the appropriate tag may be obtained.
(3)The carcass, pelt or mounted specimen is exempt from tagging requirements while in the taxidermist's place of business or after the mount is completed.
(4)A licensed trapper may take live foxes during any legal trapping season, except foxes taken under G.S. 113‑291.4, without tagging them and sell them to a licensed controlled hunting preserve for fox in accordance with G.S. 113‑273(g).
(5)A person may take live foxes pursuant to a valid depredation permit issued under G.S. 113‑274(c)(1a), without tagging them and sell them to a licensed controlled hunting preserve for fox in accordance with G.S. 113‑273(g).
No carcass or pelt of any bobcat, otter or fox taken within this State may be removed from the state without a proper fur tag having been affixed thereto, except a licensed taxidermist may ship the same to a tannery for processing. Any carcass or pelt remaining in a person's possession after the end of the season, except those in a licensed taxidermist's place of business or his taxidermy preservation facility, shall be properly tagged by him within 10 days following the close of such season.
(c) In any case where the taking of foxes with weapons or traps and the sale thereof is authorized by local legislation, except live foxes taken by licensed trappers who live‑trap foxes for sale during any open season or persons who take live foxes pursuant to a depredation permit in accordance with Rule .0409 of this Section, the hunter or trapper taking any such fox shall, in the absence of a specific provision to the contrary, obtain and affix the carcass or pelt with a proper tag before selling or transferring the same to any other person, or transporting the same for any purpose than as authorized by Paragraph (a) of this Rule.
History Note:Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑276.1; 113‑291.4; S.L. 1985, chs. 108, 179, 180,
664 and 722;
Eff. November 14, 1978;
Amended Eff. May 1, 2008; July 1, 1994; January 1, 1992; December 1, 1985; October 1, 1980.
15A NCAC 10C .0205PUBLIC MOUNTAIN TROUT
(a) Designation of Public Mountain Trout Waters. For the purposes of this Rule, artificial lure is defined as a fishing lure that neither contains nor has been treated by any substance that attracts fish by the sense of taste or smell. Natural bait is defined as any living or dead organism (plant or animal), or parts thereof, or prepared substances designed to attract fish by the sense of taste or smell. The waters listed herein or in 15A NCAC 10D .0104 are designated as Public Mountain Trout Waters and further classified as Wild Trout Waters or Hatchery Supported Waters. For specific classifications, see Subparagraphs (1) through (6) of this Paragraph. These waters are posted and lists thereof are filed with the clerks of superior court of the counties in which they are located:
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