New Hampshire Hunting News

Last Chance for the 2005 Moose Hunt Lottery
It's the last chance for hunters who want to go after moose this fall: the deadline for entering the 2005 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is May 27, 2005. Click here to enter online or pick up an application from any license agent. There is a nonrefundable $10 application fee.
Moose Lottery Deadline
The clock is ticking for those who want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall -- the deadline for entering the 2005 moose hunt lottery is May 27, 2005. Hunters can enter the lottery online or pick up an application from any license agent. There is a nonrefundable $10 application fee.
2004 Wildlife Harvest Summary Available
Wildlife biologists from N.H. Fish and Game have finished crunching the numbers for the 2004 hunting seasons. The deer take was up, as expected, from 2003; moose hunters had another successful year; black bear hunters achieved the second highest statewide harvest last fall; and turkey hunters had a slight increase in harvest in the May 2004 season.
Youth Turkey Hunt Scheduled
New Hampshire's 2005 youth turkey hunt will take place April 30-May 1, 2005, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway. Last year, during the state's first-ever youth turkey hunting weekend, the kids took 321 gobblers, or about 12 percent of the total May 2004 season harvest, during the two-day hunt.
Moose Hunt Lottery Applications Available
If you'd like to try for a chance to hunt moose this fall, it's time to enter N.H. Fish and Game's 2005 moose hunt lottery. Applications for this year's hunt are now available online or from license agents statewide. The application fee for entering the moose hunt lottery is $10 (nonrefundable).
Online License Sales Tops Three-Quarters of a Million Dollars
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's online sales of licenses and permits for 2004 topped three-quarters of a million dollars, a first for the Department and evidence that hunters and anglers are taking to the convenience of online purchasing.
Moose Hunt Tally for 2004
Wildlife biologists from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department report that a total of 388 moose were taken in the 2004 moose hunt. The statewide success rate of 74% was similar to last year's success rate of 75%.
Estimated 2004 Deer Kill Tops 10,000
As of December 16, New Hampshire hunters had registered an estimated total of 10,080 deer during the 2004 hunting season, a 7 percent increase over last year. The firearms season for deer ended December 5, and the deer archery season ended December 15.
Deer Season Update
As of Sunday, November 14, New Hampshire's hunters have registered 7,101 deer statewide, 10% more than last year at this point in the season. Five days into the firearms season, deer registrations are at least slightly above 2003 levels in all counties.
Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits Available July 1
Starting July 1, hunters who want to try for a second deer during this fall's hunting season can apply for a permit from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to take one additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M (located in the southeastern part of the state).