Game Bird/Waterfowl

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.

Game Bird/Waterfowl Areas

  • Croatan National Forest area description
  • Catfish Area area description
  • Catfish Waterfowl Impoundment
  • Tsali Recreation Area area description
  • Harmon Den Area area description

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities