Lottery hunts offer great experiences
The NCWRC offers numerous public draw hunts for a variety of species. These include hunts for dove, deer, bear, ducks and other waterfowl, turkeys, small game, trapping, coyotes, and hogs. The agency also holds drawings for youth hunts, youth/adult combo hunts, and disabled sportsman hunts.
These hunts take place throughout the state of North Carolina, and at appropriate times for certain hunting seasons. And the deadlines to apply for these hunts vary depending on species.
The public draw hunts give sportsmen and women opportunities to hunt areas that are heavily managed for whatever species they are hunting. They are great opportunities for folks that don’t have private land to hunt and are not members of hunting clubs. But even those with private land and/or members of hunting clubs will benefit from these hunts. And these hunts offer experiences in new areas and parts of the state that they’ve never hunted before.
When hunters are drawn, but do not follow through with NCWRC to attend the hunts, or when not enough hunters applied for certain hunts, the agency will have leftover permits. The NCWRC publishes a list of leftover permits on their website. The agency offers these permits to the general public. Hunters can purchase these permits by clicking here.
To find out if you’ve been chosen for a draw hunt, click here.
Click here to read more about the public land hunting opportunities in the Carolinas.