New law legalizes night hunting of coyotes, boar

New state hunting laws make it legal to hunt coyotes and feral swine at night on private lands.

The laws were passed in an attempt to control burgeoning populations of the animals, both of which are non-native to North Carolina and destructive to the landscape, livestock and domestic animals.

It is still illegal to hunt feral swine and coyotes on public lands.

The temporary revisions to the state hunting laws will remain in effect for up to 270 days during which time the Wildlife Commission will continue to pursue permanent rules. The new regulations are year-round, seven days a week. Hunting on Sundays is allowed only on private lands and only with archery equipment.

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