When can you hunt crows?

Neither North Carolina nor South Carolina has bag limits on crows, but season dates are different.

Crows are a federally protected species, and both North Carolina and South Carolina have set hunting seasons for them.

South Carolina’s season opened on Nov. 1 and lasts until March 1. Electronic callers are allowed, and there is no bag limit. There are some differences in regulations for private land and Wildlife Management Areas. For a full list of crow hunting regulations, visit www.dnr.sc.gov .

North Carolina has a longer, but split, season that is closed during what is normally nesting season. Its regulations are a bit more confusing, too. The season began Aug. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, with hunting allowed only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A second season will open June 6 and run through July 30, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only. Crows may also be hunted on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Independence Day — except when these days fall on a Sunday. There is no bag limit, and electronic calls can be used in North Carolina as well.

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