Hunting permits at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) are available through the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Be aware that hunters often hunt during early morning and late afternoon, and in remote areas. All visitors should wear blaze orange when outside of the safety zones listed on the DSRF Map. Up to 85 permitted deer hunters will be in the woods on the following dates:
Archery hunters will be in the woods every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from September 17th through December 27th, 2020.
N.C. Forest Service will be conducting a 37-acre prescribed burn on Monday, November 23. Hickory Mountain Loop Trail will be CLOSED TO ALL USERS for the entire day for the safety of our forest visitors and staff. Smoke will be in the area. Carefully planned and executed burns implemented by experienced burners can improve habitat for wildlife as well as reduce forest fuels.