North Carolina adopted some new legislation regarding hunting in 1975-76. Due to an increase in the deer population, NC hunters will not be able to shoot up to four in the eastern counties. The new regulations also updated the gun season for deer in certain counties between one and two weeks, while closing the season in other counties. Bow and arrow season for deer was shortened to three days. The regulations also tackled seasons for rabbit trapping, bobcats, and migratory birds.