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The Official Hunting Guide from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

General Hunting Regulations

Hunting licenses, valid Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of each year, may be purchased online via, from license agents, Fish and Game Department headquarters in Concord, Fish and Game Region 1, 2 and 4 offices and some town or city clerks. [ More Info ]

Where Can I Hunt in New Hampshire?

In New Hampshire, we are fortunate that all state, federal municipal, county and private land is considered open to hunting unless it is posted against hunting. But remember—hunting is a privilege granted by the land owner—it’s not a right!
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Page Through the Digital Edition

Read the entire 2010 NH Hunting & Trapping Digest online! Our unique digital edition allows you to page through the entire guide, just as if you were reading the magazine. The table of contents, URL’s and advertisements are all clickable and will take you right to the website. [ Check it out ]

Rubs, Tracks & Scrapes

When deer season arrives, thousands of hunters are out in the NH woods looking to fill their freezers. The successful ones will likely have done lots of scouting in preparation for the hunt. Several trips to a new hunting location will help you determine the routines of the local deer. [ More Info ]

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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