North Carolina law prohibits disposing of dead wildlife and/or remains on roadways and right-of-ways. It is also illegal to dispose of game remains on private property without the landowner's consent.
Disposing of animals in this manner is littering, which is a misdemeanor. If apprehended and found guilty, an offender may face a fine of up to $2,000.
In most counties and/or cities, there is usually a portion of landfill or collection sites dedicated for game carcasses and remains. In areas and game lands, where allowed, game carcasses can be buried at a depth of at least two feet and thoroughly covered by earth and stone. Hunt clubs often provide members with access to lime-filled pits.
Hunters should check with their local waste or landfill authority to learn the proper way of disposing of game carcasses and remains in their area.