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New Hampshire Welcomes Hunters!


Hunt New Hampshire’s big woods, where you can still walk for miles without seeing a house, a road, or another hunter – unless you want to. Hunt with your friends and family, the way hunting used to be.

We’ve got big bucks, gobblers galore, Sunday hunting, and special youth hunts. Add to that millions of acres of prime wildlife habitat—and you’ve got the setting for an unforgettable hunting experience!

It’s easy to get your New Hampshire hunting license. You can buy it online at To purchase a license online, you’ll need the license number from a previous N.H. hunting license or your New Hampshire Hunter Education card. You can get your turkey, bear, and pheasant permits online as well. Or, visit one of our friendly NH license agents throughout the state.

Get started on your scouting by checking out the N.H. Wildlife Harvest Summary; it lists results for last year’s hunting seasons by WMU and town, including harvest statistics and hunting/trophy records. This, plus topo maps, Wildlife Management Area maps and info, and lots of basic information on hunting in New Hampshire, is at your fingertips at the Fish and Game website,

When planning your trip, check out to find ideas and deals on lodging, camping and good eats—and info on scenic drives, shopping and attractions along the way. To help you get the most out of your time afield, maybe this is the year to hire a licensed NH hunting guide (listed on the NH Fish and Game website at

Don’t miss National Hunting and Fishing Day, coming Saturday, September 21, 2013. Fish and Game hosts a huge sporting expo in Concord that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with 40+ manufacturers’ reps, exhibits and demos. For details, check

Since you’re reading this, chances are you’re already getting your gear ready and counting the days until your first New Hampshire hunt of the season. If not…what are you waiting for? Plan your NH hunting adventure today!

Don’t forget—New Hampshire has an Apprentice Hunting License! This license provides a one-time, one-year exemption from the hunter and/or bowhunter education requirements for a hunter who is accompanied by a properly licensed adult 18 years of age or older while hunting. For more information, see Hunting With An Apprentice.

NH Fish and Game

(603) 271-3211

NEW FOR 2013-14

Pennsylvania has been added to the list of CWD-positive states for the purpose of bringing hunter-killed deer carcasses back to New Hampshire.

There is no longer a fee for getting duplicate Hunter Education cards.
Call 603-271-3214.



Did you know?

It is unlawful to pick up any road-killed wildlife without authorization from local or State Police or N.H. Fish and Game.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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