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How far does a deer stand have to be from a residential home?

Mike Marsh

There is no distance requirement by the state, except when hunting with a firearm on Sunday, when the distance between any residence not owned by the hunter and the hunter must be at least 500 yards. Otherwise, distance requirements for hunting and shooting activities are established by county ordinances.

In Pender County, it is unlawful to discharge a firearm within 200 feet of a residence not owned by the shooter, unless the shooter has written permission from the owner. In New Hanover County, there is no distance requirement, but a firearm cannot be discharged in an unsafe manner.

Some counties require deer stands to be of minimum heights, some counties have restrictions against using certain types of firearms and many prohibitions against hunting or shooting from public rights-of-way. Local ordinances regarding hunting and firearms are listed in the NCWRC hunting regulations booklet and on the website, www.ncwildlife.org.

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