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Waterfowl/Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

Hunting Regulations Icon New Hampshire Hunting

2020–2021 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons

Species

Northern zone

Inland &
Ct. River Zone

Coastal Zone

Bag Limit

Possession Limit

DucksA

Oct. 2–Nov. 30

Oct. 6–Nov. 8
Nov. 17–Dec. 12

Oct. 7–Oct. 18
Nov. 17–Jan. 3

6

18

MergansersB

Dates same as ducks

5

15

Coots

Dates same as ducks

15

45

Canada Geese (Sept)

Statewide Sep. 1–Sep. 25

5

15

Canada Geese (Regular)

Dates same as ducks

2

6

Snow Geese

Oct. 2–Nov. 30

Oct. 6–Dec. 12

Oct. 7–Jan. 3

25

NONE

Brant

Oct. 2 – Nov. 20

Oct. 6–Nov. 8
Nov. 17–Dec. 2

Oct. 7–Oct. 18
Nov. 17–Dec. 24

2

6

Sea Ducks*C

In all coastal waters Nov. 18–Jan. 16

5

15

Falconry

Dec. 1–Jan. 14

Nov. 9–Nov. 16
Dec. 13–Jan. 18

Jan. 25–Mar. 10

3

9

Woodcock

Statewide: Oct. 1–Nov. 14

3

9

Common Snipe

Statewide: Sep. 15–Nov. 14

8

24

Crow

Statewide: Aug. 15–Nov. 30; Mar. 16–Mar. 31

NONE

NONE

Youth Waterfowl
Hunting Weekend

September 26 & 27, 2020

 

Bag Limits

Species

Bag Limit

Possession Limit

HIP Permit

Federal
Stamp

Non-Toxic Shot

Firearm Plug

Ducks*

6

18

Mergansers**

5

15

Coot 15

45

Canada Geese (Sept)

5

15

Canada Geese (Regular)

2

6

Snow Geese

25

NONE

Brant

2

6

Sea Ducks***

5

15

Falconry

3

9

Woodcock

3

9

Common Snipe

8

24

Crow

NONE

NONE