Waterfowl hunting is treated like fishing, and is therefore allowed on all public trust waters that are not within city limits. But that doesn’t mean county law enforcement has no jurisdiction. Pender County has a 200-foot separation between a house and a person discharging a firearm without the owner’s written permission. In New Hanover County, former sheriff Sid Causey said if shotgun pellets strike a home, he considered it to be a breach of a safe firearms use, subject to custodial arrest.
For any questions of this sort, the reader should consult the local law enforcement agency, as well as the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s division of enforcement and ask for the local wildlife enforcement officer.
Date posted: December 8, 2009
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