Reptiles and Amphibians
* NOTE: Although limited possession of these species is currently legal in New Hampshire, the N.H. Fish and Game Department encourages people to leave these wildlife species wild. Populations of some species, especially turtles, can be adversely affected by the removal of a small number of individuals.
There is no restriction in New Hampshire on the taking of woodchucks, porcupines, English sparrows, European starlings, common feral pigeons, red squirrels and other rodents not covered in this publication. All other birds not specifically covered in this digest are protected by New Hampshire or federal law, and may not be taken. For more information on nongame and endangered wildlife, look for the N.H. Wildlife Action Plan at wildnh.com.
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: wildnh.com/nongame
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.