New Hampshire Hunting News

Locked Antler Moose Exhibit
Two upcoming outdoor expos catering to outdoor enthusiasts will feature "Forever Locked: The Battling Bull Moose of Fowlertown," a life-size representation of two bull moose that fought to the death when their antlers became entangled.
Partnership Set to Transfer 12 Great Bay Parcels
In a sign of successful conservation around New Hampshire's Great Bay, a dozen tracts of land - totaling 806 acres - will be transferred next month from The Nature Conservancy to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
2006 Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available
2006 fishing and hunting licenses are now available; get yours today and be ready to enjoy a full year of outdoor adventure in the Granite State, from winter ice-fishing to April trout fishing to tracking whitetail deer next fall. Good from January 1 through December 31, 2006, licenses can be purchased online (click here for Fish and Game's online licensing site) or from license agents statewide.
Search Underway for Missing Hunter
New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers began searching this morning for missing hunter Michael J. Young, of Boscawen, age 41. Young arrived in Warren to hunt on Wednesday, November 9, and was reported missing the morning of November 10.
Hunt for the Hungry
New Hampshire's hunters can help the less fortunate by sharing their fall harvest with the "Hunt for the Hungry" program. Once again this year, the New Hampshire Food Bank, based in Manchester, is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 270 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide.
Moose Hunt Opening Weekend Brings 25% Success
Rainy, windy weather made for a slow opening weekend for the 18th annual New Hampshire moose hunt. So far, a little more than a fourth of the state's moose hunters have hit their mark. On Saturday and Sunday, a total of 133 moose were taken by moose hunters statewide -- 101 bulls and 32 cows (female moose). In contrast, by this same point in the season last year, a total of 212 moose had been taken.
Small-game Hunters Needed for Survey
Small game hunters in New Hampshire have extra incentive to fill out New Hampshire Fish and Game's annual survey. When they send in their survey form, hunters will be entered into a raffle for a premiere hunting rifle donated by the Sturm Ruger Company.
Get Set for Fall Hunting
Though summer heat is sizzling, many of New Hampshire's hunting seasons have been set, and it's none too soon to start planning for hunting trips in the brisk days of autumn. September 1 is the start of New Hampshire's hunting seasons for black bears. Our ruffed grouse season and several other small game seasons open on October 1.
CWD Not Detected in Deer Population
New Hampshire's deer population shows no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), based on monitoring data gathered during the 2004 hunting season. New Hampshire Fish and Game Deer Biologist Kent Gustafson recently received results from a federally certified veterinary diagnostic laboratory which indicate that all the deer brain samples taken during last fall's hunting season tested negative for CWD.
Moose Hunt Permit Winners Announced
The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 525 people who have been offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this October. They were the lucky winners in the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's annual moose permit lottery drawing held today.