Preparing

North Carolina requires the following hunting documents to hunt swan or duck:

  • NC Hunting License
  • HIP Certification
  • Signed NC Duck Stamp
  • Tundra Swan Permit (Hunters under 16 require only the Tundra Swan Permit)

You can apply for one of the 6,250 tundra swan permits between July 1st and October 1st.

To begin the application process, click here: Permit Hunting Opportunities.

  • Click ONLINE or APPLY OR PURCHASE A PERMIT to enter the NC ALVIN network.
  • On the Customer Search pages, SEARCH for your existing customer record or ADD CUSTOMER.
  • Confirm your CUSTOMER INFO and email address.
  • And Renew, Replace add New License Holder Information Items.
  • On the License & Permit Info page, select your desired type of license.
  • For Swan, select Permit Hunt Opportunities and locate item 9000, species 'Tundra Swan' and Add to Cart. Here you must select a hunt or start your own.
  • Click ‘Continue Shopping’, and select the Privileges Only to add the federal duck stamp to your shopping cart.

The NC Wildlife office stands ready to assist at (888) 248-6834, Mon - Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm.

To learn more about swan hunting and licensing requirements from the NC Wildlife website, click here: Tundra Swan Info.

Needed for the hunt:

  • Hunting documents and shotgun plugs (checked before hunt begins)
  • Camouflage facemask, jacket or fleece
  • Gloves, chest waders, rain suit
  • Flashlight, plenty of ammmunition (3'-3 1/2')
  • Cooler for transport of bird
  • Snacks and/or drinks

After the hunt, you need to return Tundra Swan Survey by April 1st if you wish to remain eligible for the next season's hunt.

NCWildlife.org