Small Game Hunting

Fishing and hunting are permitted throughout the national forests in North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, any lands open to public hunting are “game lands.”  Many game animals thrive in the national forests. The Forest Service is emphasizing equal access to hunting. Hunters must have the proper licenses or permits needed to hunt. Practice hunting safety at all times.  Visit the maps and publications page for maps listing open roads at national forests. For information on licenses and more, contact the Wildlife Resources Commission at or call 888-248-6834.

Small Game Hunting Areas

  • Croatan National Forest area description
  • Croatan Ranger District - Gamelands
  • Neusiok Trail
  • Nantahala National Forest area description
  • Tsali Recreation Area area description
  • Nantahala Ranger District area description
  • Hurricane Creek Horse & Primitive Campground
  • Standing Indian Campground
  • Appalachian Ranger District area description
  • Uwharrie National Forest area description
  • Badin Lake Group Camp
  • Canebrake Horse Camp
  • Uwharrie Hunt Camp
  • West Morris Mtn. Campground

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities