Not legal advice: Many people hunt small game species in North Carolina, and Squirrel is one of the nine species of resident small game in the area.
- Gray and Red Squirrel (Statewide): October 13 - February 28
Daily Limit: 8; No possession or season limits
Fox Squirrel: October 13 - December 31
- Daily Limit - 1; Possession - 2; Season - 10
- In the following counties: Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Bladen, Brunswick, Cumberland, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes
Each year approximately 150,000 sportsmen/ sportswomen take more than 1.0 million trips afield in pursuit of resident small game species.
Based on a survey of hunters during a recent hunting season, it was estimated that hunters harvested approximately 8,750 grouse, 230,000 quail, 382,500 rabbits, and 482,000 squirrels in North Carolina
Communicating with game is one of the absolute joys of hunting. For squirrel hunters, calling can fire up a forest and increase fun and success, just as it can for turkey, deer, and elk hunters. Check out some tips for calling squirrels to enhance hunting fun and success at Outdoorhub.com.