New Hampshire Hunting News

Hunt for the Hungry: New Hampshire Food Bank Seeks Meat Donations from Hunters

New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the “Hunt for the Hungry” program at the New Hampshire Food Bank.  Once again this fall, the food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide. 

Last year (2010), the Hunt for the Hungry program took in 2,194 pounds of donated deer, bear, moose and other game meat for distribution to the needy.

New Hampshire Youth Deer Hunt Set for October 22-23, 2011

New Hampshire’s youth deer weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 2011, is the perfect time to take a youngster hunting. This special weekend gives young people age 15 and younger the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor, without the pressure of competing with thousands of adult hunters.

Accompanying adults must be licensed hunters and are not allowed to carry a firearm; the idea is to concentrate your time and attention on coaching your young companion.

Fall Turkey Shotgun Season Coming to New Hampshire, Monday-Friday, October 10-14, 2011

New Hampshire’s five-day fall shotgun turkey hunting season takes place Monday through Friday, October 10-14, 2011, in all but six of the state's Wildlife Management Units (WMUs).

New Hampshire Pheasant Season Opens October 1

New Hampshire's hunting season for pheasant gets underway on October 1 and continues through December 31. This year, N.H. Fish and Game will release 13,500 adult ring-necked pheasants during the three-month season, an average of 160 birds per site. There will be approximately 75 stocking sites in 50 towns. Most sites will be stocked on either a Thursday or Friday in October, with the exception of moose season (October 15-23), when no stocking will occur.

Public Hearing October 6 on Proposed Wildlife Rules in New Hampshire

Proposed rule changes regarding bear baiting and applications for bear guides, shot size for taking turkeys, and miscellaneous wildlife rule readoptions will be discussed at a public hearing on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03301.

New Hampshire: Certain North Country Roads Closed to Hunters During Wind Turbine Construction

Hunters and other outdoor recreationists who frequent the North Country should note that several roads near the construction site of the wind turbine project in the Towns of Dummer, Millsfield, Odell, Dixville and Erving’s Location are currently closed and will remain closed this fall because of safety concerns related to the large number of employees and specialized equipment on site during the construction.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission, Legislators, Announce Joint Effort to Protect Landowners

At a press conference at the Legislative Office Building today, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission joined State Representative Gene Chandler and State Senator Andy Sanborn to call for a legislative solution to address the need for greater protection for landowners who leave their land open for outdoor recreation.

New Hampshire Moose Permit Auction Results Better in 2011

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire has announced results of a highly successful moose hunt permit auction this year, with 24 bids coming from seven states, including New Hampshire, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Mississippi and Maine. A total of $40,726 was raised, with the five winning bids ranging from $7,888 to $8,500. In 2010, the total of winning bids came to $39,430. The highest number of bidders came from New Hampshire, with Massachusetts and Mississippi next in line.

New Hampshire Unit M Special Deer Permits

Hunters who want the chance to take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting seasons can now buy a special permit from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

This year, a total of up to 4,000 hunters will be allowed to purchase Special Antlerless Deer Permits for Unit M. Like last year, at the time of purchase, hunters may opt for a permit with 1 deer tag ($13) or two deer tags ($26).

New Hampshire Moose Hunt Apps Due by May 27th

If you want to have a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, be sure to get your application in for the 2011 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery by Friday, May 27, 2011! That's the deadline to enter to win one of 395 New Hampshire moose hunting permits.