New Hampshire Hunting News

Public Hearings Will Address Proposed Wildlife Rule Changes
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold public hearings on May 13, 14 and 15, to discuss proposed state rule changes regarding wildlife and wildlife management. Some rule changes up for consideration would affect the seasons for taking antlerless deer in response to the severe winter; would raise the price of a special deer permit for archery to $15 from $13; and would require the hunter's signature on the moose registration form.
Reduction In Either-Sex Deer Days Proposed
The severe winter this year is likely to take a toll on New Hampshire's white-tailed deer population; as a result, New Hampshire Fish and Game has reviewed potential impacts of this year's deer hunting seasons. Based on recommendations of Department biologists, the Fish and Game Commission has decided to propose changes to the 2003 deer hunting days in about half of the state.
Something To Crow About
Waterfowlers and upland bird hunters take note. You don't have to wait until October to enjoy the outdoors with your shotgun in hand. Take advantage of the spring crow season in March to get out in the field and sharpen your skills for the season.
Public Hearing Set on Proposed Wildlife Rule Changes
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing to consider several proposed state rule changes regarding wildlife and wildlife management.
Dear Season Update
New Hampshire's deer hunt is proceeding much as expected, with an estimated statewide harvest of 9,931 deer as of December 1. That represents an increase of 17% over the 2001 harvest at the same point in the season. Deer harvest numbers by county are shown in the chart below, with comparisons to the previous 6 years. While total harvest is up from 2001, good hunting conditions have contributed to this increase and the final assessment of the herd will not be made until all data from the season are analyzed.
Bear Season Update
According to Fish and Game wildlife biologists, the bear-hunting season has produced 281 bears as of November 26. Bear season in most units is over, though the White Mountains, Central Region and WMU C2 remain open to still hunting/stalking until December 8.
Moose Hunt Wrap-Up
It's official: the 15th annual New Hampshire moose hunt reduced the number of Granite State moose by exactly 350. The statewide success rate was 72%, same as in 2001.
Avoid Eating Moose Liver and Kidney
Hunters are again reminded to restrict the amount of moose liver and kidney they eat to avoid a higher than recommended daily intake of cadmium.