GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2018-10
HOUSE BILL 991
AN ACT to amend the laws pertaining to the taking of foxes and coyotes.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1.(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking foxes with weapons and for foxes and coyotes by trapping during the trapping season set by the Wildlife Resources Commission each year, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale.
SECTION 1.(b) No bag limit applies to coyotes and foxes taken under this act.
SECTION 1.(c) This section applies only to Cabarrus, Gaston, McDowell, Mitchell, Montgomery, Rowan, Rutherford, and Stokes Counties.
SECTION 2.(a) The following local acts are repealed:
(1) Chapter 333 of the 1947 Session Laws.
(2) Chapter 114 of the 1973 Session Laws.
(3) Sections 1 and 3 of Chapter 1142 of the 1977 Session Laws.
(4) Chapter 134 of the 1989 Session Laws.
(5) Sections 1 and 2 of S.L. 2008‑102.
SECTION 2.(b) G.S. 113‑133.1(e) reads as rewritten:
"(e) Because of strong community interest expressed in their retention, the local acts or portions of local acts listed in this section are not repealed. The following local acts are retained to the extent they apply to the county for which listed:
Davie: Former G.S. 113‑111,
as amended by Session Laws 1947, Chapter 333.
Greene: Session Laws 1975,
219;Chapter 219, Sections 1 and 2; Session Laws 1979, Chapter 360.
Montgomery: Session Laws 1977 (Second
Chapter 1142.Chapter 1142, Section 2.
Rutherford: Session Laws 1973,
SECTION 3.(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is an open season for taking coyotes and foxes with weapons and by trapping during the trapping season set by the Wildlife Resources Commission each year, with no tagging requirements prior to or after sale.
SECTION 3.(b) No bag limit applies to foxes or coyotes taken under this act.
SECTION 3.(c) This section applies only to Davie County and to those portions of Forsyth County outside the city limits of the City of Winston‑Salem.
SECTION 4. This act becomes effective October 1, 2018.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 15th day of June, 2018.
s/ Bill Rabon
Presiding Officer of the Senate
s/ David R. Lewis
Presiding Officer of the House of Representatives