Hunting can be one of the most relaxing but also exciting outdoor activities you can enjoy. Getting to the woods early in the morning gives you a chance to watch the sunrise over the mountains and the forest come to life. Whether you’re into big game hunting or small game hunting, you can find an abundance of hunting grounds for both types in Cherokee County and surrounding areas. If you’re searching for a vacation spot where you can enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer, Cherokee County is highly recommended.

Located just a short drive away, are two major hunting areas in western North Carolina, the Tsali Recreation Area in the Nantahala National Forest and Needmore. Both areas provide hunting grounds for big and small game, including the following:

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Grouse
  • Raccoon
  • Squirrel
  • Turkey

Before you head out into the woods, make sure to check state regulations on seasons, dates, licensing, and other hunting restrictions. Take a little time beforehand to learn more about the land and bring along a map if you aren’t familiar with the area. Contact us if you have any questions or for help planning your next vacation hunting trip to Cherokee County.

Visit USFS link for more information on hunting. 

Backstreet Iron Custom Cycle
Backstreet Iron Custom Cycle
Backstreet Iron Custom Cycle
Address 7878 US Hwy 64 W | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-644-9134
Cherokee Guns & More
Cherokee Guns & More
Cherokee Guns & More
Address 1936 US Hwy 64 W. | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-557-1543
Panther Top Shooting Range
Panther Top Shooting Range
Panther Top Shooting Range
Address Take US 64 W, and turn right onto NC Highway 294. Go .8 miles on 294 and turn right onto Panther Top Road (SR 1303). Go 2 miles on Panther Top, until pavement ends. Take a right, continuing on Panther Top for .7 miles. Bear left at the gate for .2 | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-5152
Smoky Mountain Shooters Supply
Smoky Mountain Shooters Supply
Smoky Mountain Shooters Supply
Address 53 Peachtree Street | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-7677
WNC Sports
WNC Sports
WNC Sports
Address 99 Robbinsville Road | Andrews, NC 28901
Phone: 828-321-5034