Local laws regulating rifle use for deer relating to caliber or use restrictions

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Old Mossy Horns
Since this is frequently asked question for new people to NC, feel free to add any local restrictions on rifle use for deer:


Cabarrus County
  • Take deer with a centerfire rifle, except from a permanent or portable stationary stand at least nine feet above ground level and with the written permission of the landowner or lessee in one’s possession.

Camden
  • Hunt deer with a rifle, except from a stand eight feet high located on land owned or leased by the hunter or on another’s land with the owner’s permission.
To discharge or cause to be discharged any firearm within one-half mile of any public or private school, toward any public or private school, or to cause any projectile discharged from a firearm to enter any public or private school grounds for any reason


Chowan

  • To hunt with a centerfire rifle, unless the barrel of the rifle is at least eight feet above ground level.


Currituck

During the Regular Gun Deer Season in that portion of Poplar Branch Township on the Outer Banks, there is an open season for hunting or taking deer of either sex using only shotguns, bow and arrow, and blackpowder firearms.



Gates

  • HHunt with or possess a centerfire rifle or pistol in that part bordered to the north by U.S. 158, to the west by S.R. 1403/1400, to the south by S.R. 1404 and to the east by N.C. 32. It is also unlawful for any person to discharge or cause to be discharged a centerfire rifle or pistol toward Merchants Mill Pond State Park, or to cause any projectile to enter the park property for any reason.

Greene

  • Hunt deer with a rifle, except from a position elevated at least eight feet above the ground and not affixed to a motor vehicle.


Hertford

  • Discharge a centerfire rifle or any rifle larger than .22-caliber on or from the right-of-way of a public road, street or highway.

Hoke
Hunt with a rifle larger than .22-caliber or capable of firing .22 centerfire, unless positioned at least 10 feet above the ground
 
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Old Mossy Horns
Martin

Discharge a rifle of greater than .22-caliber, except from an elevated position in which the rifle is a minimum of eight feet above the ground

Mecklenburg
  • Hunt deer with any rifle, except that a blackpowder rifle may be used during the primitive-weapons season.
Moore
  • In Sandhill and Mineral Springs townships: (1) hunt any game animal on another’s land without possession of written permission of the owner or lessee; (2) hunt with a rifle of greater than .22 rimfire caliber or capable of firing .22 centerfire ammunition (ie. .223, .22-250, .222 etc are not legal firearms under this law), except that a blackpowder rifle may be used when positioned at least eight feet above the ground. Please refer to township maps for Moore County on County GIS website.
Nash

  • Hunt deer with a rifle, except from a stand at least six feet above the ground.
    [*]Hunt or discharge a rifle on or across the right-of-way of any road.

Northampton

  • Discharge a rifle larger than .22-caliber on another’s land or from the right-of-way of a public road across such land without written permission of the owner or lessee and unless positioned at least eight feet above the ground. (This section does not apply to property owned or managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.)
Pasquotank

Hunt with a centerfire rifle except from a platform which raises the lower level of the barrel to a minimum of eight feet above ground level. For purposes of this act, the term “hunt” is defined as provided in G.S. 113-130

Perquimans

  • Hunt with a centerfire rifle, except from a stand at least five feet above the ground level.
Scotland

  • Hunt with the use of a centerfire rifle or any firearm capable of firing a centerfire projectile, unless the person is positioned in a stationary and elevated position at least 10 feet above the ground.
Wake
  • Take any animal with a centerfire rifle, unless the person is positioned at least eight feet above the ground.
Wilson

  • Hunt deer with rifles, except from a stationary stand that is elevated at least eight feet above the ground.
 

JONOV

Twelve Pointer
It isn't hard. County by County. Know what county you're hunting in. Some have rules that you have to be in a tree stand. Mecklenburg is the only place you can't use a rifle.

It isn't like Indiana where they have funny laws about cartridges. It isn't like Wisconsin or Minnesota where there's a state highway that defines "Rifle/Shotgun."
 

CRC

Old Mossy Horns
Did you know if inline muzzleloader are legal in Mecklenburg during all the guns season or just the 2 weeks of the "primitive weapon season"

Thank you

Way it reads just the blackpowder season.

Not sure why they won’t allow them during the general season but the law doesn’t seem to
 

Hunting Nut

Twelve Pointer
Usually they enforce the "except that a muzzleloading rifle may be used during the primitive weapons season part."
That's what my long time friends that live and hunt over there tell me.

A good, 20 ga. Rifled slug barrel and TSS sabot slugs are almost as good as a rifle. Out to 200 yards is what one fellow can shoot, anyway.
 

Gusbentos

Button Buck
Keep looking for sugestions on the shotgun setup ( that do not break the bank or make me sleep in the couch for a while)
Any more suggestions

thank you
 

Hunting Nut

Twelve Pointer
Keep looking for sugestions on the shotgun setup ( that do not break the bank or make me sleep in the couch for a while)
Any more suggestions

thank you

You only live once.
It don't cost but a nickel more to go first class.

You could easily set up a 12 ga for buckshot.
Crossbow ?
Just spitballing ideas. You have plenty of time before the general firearms season over there.(2 weekends before Thanksgiving)
I hope you find something that makes you happy,happy, happy !
 

Gusbentos

Button Buck
You only live once.
It don't cost but a nickel more to go first class.

You could easily set up a 12 ga for buckshot.
Crossbow ?
Just spitballing ideas. You have plenty of time before the general firearms season over there.(2 weekends before Thanksgiving)
I hope you find something that makes you happy,happy, happy !
Got it!

Thanks
 

DRS

Old Mossy Horns
Saddle mount with scope on a smooth bore shooting rifled slugs will get you to 75 yards not problem. Killed a many a deer with that set up.
 
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