New Hampshire Hunting News

New Hampshire Turkey Season Set to Open May 3rd

Things are looking good this year for New Hampshire's turkey hunters, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game Department turkey biologist Ted Walski. The spring gobbler season opens Tuesday, May 3, and runs through Tuesday, May 31, statewide.& New Hampshire's Youth Turkey Hunt Weekend comes just before the season opens, taking place on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

New Hampshire's Moose Hunt Lottery Tickets Now Available

If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, enter the lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime. Applications for the lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents (nonrefundable) and are available online or from any Fish and Game license agent. A total of 395 permits will be issued in this year's lottery. The deadline for entering the 2011 lottery is May 27, 2011. New Hampshire's moose hunt runs from October 15 – 23, 2011.

New Hampshire Will Hold Hearing Regarding Antler Point Restriction

Proposed rules regarding antler point restrictions (APRs) in Wildlife Management Unit-A for deer hunters in New Hampshire will be discussed at two public hearings in April:

New Hampshire to Discuss Bear Guide Permit Application

Proposed rules affecting bear guide permit allocation, possession of bear and the moose hunt lottery will be discussed at a public hearing on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03301.

New Hampshire 2010 Deer and Bear Season Results Available

Based on preliminary registration tallies at the close of the season, N.H. hunters harvested 9,765 deer in 2010. The estimated statewide harvest was down 6% from the 2009 total of 10,384 deer.  The lower statewide totals were not unexpected, reflecting an intended reduction in antlerless harvest to help deer numbers recover from two severe winters starting in 2007-08, according to Kent Gustafson, Deer Project Leader for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

New Hampshire Holding Public Meeting About Furbearer Rules

A public hearing about proposed rules affecting the importation and possession of alligators, crocodiles and bison, as well as clarifying the rules on furbearer hunting, is set for Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Fish and Game is proposing to:

New Hampshire Moose Hunters 61% Successful So Far

As of Wednesday, October 20, 2010, a total of 244 moose had been taken in the 2010 New Hampshire moose hunt (172 bulls and 72 cows). That means that 61% of hunters holding moose permits had succeeded by the mid-way point in the state's moose hunt. Last year at this point in the season, 50% of moose hunters had gotten their moose. The nine-day season runs through Sunday, October 24, 2010.

New Hampshire Expands Range of Fall Shotgun Turkey Season

New Hampshire's five-day fall shotgun turkey hunting season takes place Monday through Friday, October 11-15, 2010, in 12 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in the Connecticut River Valley and southern New Hampshire (WMUs D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L and M).

New Hampshire Moose Hunt Draw Complete
The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 395 people who have been offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this October. They are the lucky winners in the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's annual moose permit lottery drawing.
New Hampshire Knife Rights Bill
New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has signed Rep. Jenn Coffey's Knife Rights Bill into law, removing restrictions on switchblades, dirks, daggers and stilettos in Hew Hampshire and essentially removing all restrictions on knives in New Hampshire state law.