- Ensure to carry written permission with you that is current within the last 12 months of the date that you are on the land. A permission form can be found here.
- This act does not supersede traditional trespassing laws! This land is still private land and you will need permission to be on there.
- Wildlife officers can now enforce trespassing laws rather than depending on the courts.
- You will not need permission slips from the NCWRC in order to hunt the various public lands across the states, just remember to have your gameland license and you will be good to go!
There is also a new marking system that gives landowners a clear way (purple paint) to mark all or portions of their land for hunting, etc and give outdoors men and women the ability to use this land and easily know the boundaries of the land they have permission to use. In other words this is a new way of marking "posted" land in the state of NC.
So if you start to see purple paint popping up in the private land that you have permission to hunt, you now know why! Since paint is harder to vandalize, it will make it easier for landowners to maintain than the "posted signs" that are common today.
Check out some of the FAQs if you have any questions.
Has anyone already started marking their land?