Today, Monday October 18, is the first day of bear hunting season in Western North Carolina.
Western Bear Season
Oct. 18 – Nov. 20
Dec. 13 – Jan. 1
Western Deer Season
Bow-and-arrow: Sept. 13 – Oct. 2 and Oct. 18 – Nov. 20
4 – Oct. 16
Gun: Nov. 22 to Dec. 11
See all the details at the North Carolina
Most people consider the Bear Hunting season as the hunting season. But really you can hunt something all year round.
You can only hunt in National Forests and never on Sundays. So if you hike in Pisgah or Nantahala, make sure to wear orange and stay on trails.
It is always important to know where you are in life, but it is particularly important during hunting season.