From the Atlantic coastline in the east to the Great Smokey Mountains in the west, North Carolina has something to offer every hunter an angler. Big game species are limited to white-tailed deer, black bear, and turkey. However, there are numerous species of waterfowl, migratory bird, and small game species across the state including duck, goose, woodcock, snipe, pheasant, quail, fox, coyote, and bobcat.
Home to 234 species of fish, common catches in the mainland include largemouth and smallmouth bass, whiterock bass, white perch, black crappie, and walleye. North Carolina is also home to rainbow, brook, and brown trout. For deep sea anglers, look no further than the Outer Banks, which has been considered the billfish capital of the world. Here, fisherman can expect excellent opportunity at hooking sailfish and marlin.