Fish & Game Department

Hunting Regulations Icon New Hampshire Hunting

State of New Hampshire

Christopher T. Sununu, Governor

Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

11 Hazen Drive • Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Important Telephone Numbers

Law Enforcement

Dispatch(603) 271-3361

Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.; 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. & Sun.

Sept. 1 to end of firearms deer season: Seven days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

Hunting Laws(603) 271-3127

To Report Violations 24 Hours A Day

Operation Game Thief1-800-344-4262

or huntnh.com/ogt

Off Highway Recreational Vehicle
(laws/education)(603) 271-3129

N.H. Fish and Game

Headquarters(603) 271-3421

Executive Director’s Office(603) 271-3511

Regional Offices

Region 1: Lancaster(603) 788-3164

Region 2: New Hampton(603) 744-5470

Region 3: Durham(603) 868-1095

Region 4: Keene(603) 352-9669

About This Publication

This publication is a summary of hunting and trapping regulations. It is not the full laws or rules. It is intended only as a general guide. Please check for updates in the online version at www.huntnh.com/hunting/publications.html.

For more information concerning regulations, consult the N.H. Fish and Game Law Book, Fish and Game Administrative Rules, or contact your local Conservation Officer. Fish and Game laws and rules may be viewed at any Fish and Game office; Legislative Services, Administrative Rules, in the State House Annex, 25 Capitol St., Room 219, Concord, NH 03301; and at huntnh.com or nh.gov. A compendium of Fish and Game laws may also be purchased at Department headquarters in Concord for $41.

This publication is partially paid for through the sale of advertising. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department neither endorses products or services listed or claims made nor accepts any liability arising from the use of products or services listed.

© 2019 N.H. Fish and Game Department.

Law Enforcement Districts

District 1

Region 1, 629B Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
(603) 788-3164
Lt. Mark W. Ober

District 2

Region 2, Box 417

New Hampton, NH 03256

(603) 744-5470
Lt. Bradley R. Morse

District 3

Region 2, Box 417

New Hampton, NH 03256

(603) 744-5470
Lt. James E. Kneeland

District 4

Region 4,
15 Ash Brook Court
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-9669
Lt. William Boudreau

District 5

Fish and Game HQ
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3361
Lt. Adam P. Cheney

District 6

Region 3, 225 Main St.
Durham, NH
(603) 868-1095

Fish and Game Commissioners

The numbers on this page are the home phone numbers of Fish and Game Commissioners. Please use discretion with the timing of your calls. For emergency calls after hours, call N.H. State Police or your local police. Questions about N.H. hunting laws go to (603) 271-3127.

Belknap County
Marc Lachance
(603) 722-0509

Carroll County
David L. Patch
Vice Chair
(603) 387-3771

Cheshire County
Robert Phillipson, Jr.
(603) 352-8336

Paul G. McInnis
(603) 770-6677

Coos County
Eric G. Stohl
(603) 237-4206

Grafton County
Paul W. DeBow
(603) 481-2479

Hillsborough County
Ray Green
(603) 673-2024

Merrimack County
Christopher Hodgdon
(603) 746-1000

Rockingham County
Christina Luppi
(603) 957-8524

Strafford County
Frederick T. Bird
(603) 289-7745

Sullivan County
Bruce Temple
(603) 543-0519

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration: Over 75 Years of Restoring, Managing and Researching Fish and Wildlife

Our thanks to hunters, shooters, anglers, boaters, and our industry partners! With the purchase of firearms and ammunition, archery equipment, fishing equipment, and motorboat fuels, hunters, anglers, boaters and manufacturers pay excise taxes that are distributed to state fish and wildlife agencies for approved projects.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joins state fish and wildlife agencies, private industry, and the public in a partnership to conserve fish and wildlife resources.

With help from over $150 million in federal aid funding over more than three quarters of a century, N.H. Fish and Game has been able to:

  • Gain knowledge through research
  • Manage fish and wildlife populations
  • Acquire Wildlife Management Areas
  • Improve and protect fish and wildlife habitat
  • Restore fish and wildlife populations
  • Conduct Hunter and Aquatic Education programs
  • Construct, upgrade, and maintain more than 140 public access sites for boating and fishing.

Your purchase of hunting and fishing equipment and motorboat fuels supports wildlife and sport fish restoration and boating access facilities.



Help Protect
Nongame Wildlife

When you buy your license, consider adding a donation to N.H. Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program. Work related to nongame species and their habitats helps many other wildlife species, including those you like to hunt!

Donate online at:



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Did you know?

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


Hunt for the Hungry

Hunt for the Hungry, a cooperative program of the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester and N.H. Fish and Game, enables you to donate part or all of your kill to help feed the hungry in our communities. The N.H. Food Bank provides food to more than 400 agencies, food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, elderly services, and group homes. For information or to make a donation, call the N.H. Food Bank at (603) 669-9725.


Loss of Hunting Privileges

Anyone found guilty of violating any Fish and Game hunting regulation or trespass may lose his/her hunting privileges for a minimum of one year. A NH hunting license suspension could result in a hunting license suspension in other states.