Conservation through Science under God

Fox Trapping Regulation Update
Dec 11, 2020 10:18 ET

The board approved a resolution requesting that the North Carolina state legislature allow for an amendment to a Clay County law governing fox harvesting. Current legislation, which was adopted in the 1980s, limits fox harvesting season to the first Saturday through the fourth Saturday in January, with a daily bag limit of two and a season bag limit of 10. Additionally, hunters must have tags in their possession and foxes must be tagged prior to sale. The new legislation would expand the hunting and trapping season from Nov. 1 until the last day in February each year, with no bag limit and no tagging requirements prior to or after sale. The new legislation still would not permit fox hunting at night, nor with the aid of any electronic calling device.