The number of either-sex deer days during the muzzleloader and/or regular firearm seasons has increased in several wildlife management units (WMUs).
500 special Unit L antlerless only permits become available July 1, each with 1 tag. Note: Unit L permits are sold out for 2014.
All special Unit M antlerless only deer permits will cost $26 and come with 2 tags (4,000 permits will be issued).
The season to bait for deer has been reduced in WMUs A–L, where it will run from Oct. 22 through Nov. 19 in 2014. In WMU M, where the deer population is above goal, the deer baiting season continues to run from Sept. 15 through Dec. 15. Additional regulations apply; see General Hunting Regulations.
From the close of the bear baiting season through Dec. 15, baiting for coyote shall be restricted to the use of meat, animal parts, carrion or fish.
A baited area shall not be considered an active bait site when all containers used to hold bait, such as barrels, plastic bags, pails and boxes, and any bait material are completely removed.
All bait permit applications for private land must be received by the Department on or before Oct. 1.
The still hunting/stalking season for bear in WMUs H2, K, L and M has been lengthened by 7 days, to run from Sept. 1–28.
The still hunting/stalking season for bear in WMUs G, I1, J1 and J2 has been lengthened by 14 days, to run from Sept. 1 through Nov. 25.
A fall archery turkey season has been established in WMU A, to coincide with the archery deer season and will run from Sept. 15 through Dec. 8.
Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education are now combined into one course (see Hunter Education in NH).
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.