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2014 Urban Archery season begins on January 11

The City of Concord will participate in North Carolina’s Urban Archery season for the fourth time in 2014. Hunting and fishing in North Carolina is regulated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC). The WRC gives municipalities the option of participating in a specified Urban Archery season by submitting a letter of intent to participate in the season along with a map clearly defining the area to be included in the season.

 
The established dates for North Carolina’s 2014 Urban Archery season are January 11 - February 15.
 
In the fall of 2010 the City's Code of Ordinances was adjusted to regulate licensed bow and arrow hunting in the City limits during valid hunting periods (including Urban Archery Season).
 
In general this ordinance creates restrictions to require that bow hunting take place:
  • from a stand at least 10 feet off the ground
  • not within 250 feet of any dwelling or occupied structure
  • only on lots two acres or larger
The hunter would have to be on their own property or with written permission of the property owner. The Urban Archery Season does not obligate private landowners to allow hunting on their property, nor does it eliminate the ethical requirement for obtaining permission from the land - owner before hunting. Hunters are legally required to obtain written permission to hunt on posted property.
 
Hunting on City-owned property is not allowed.