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New Hampshire Welcomes Hunters!

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Hunt New Hampshire’s big woods, where you can still walk for miles without seeing a house, a road, or another hunter – unless you want to. Hunt with your friends and family, the way hunting used to be.

We’ve got big bucks, gobblers galore, Sunday hunting, special youth hunts. Add to that hundreds of thousands of acres of prime wildlife habitat—and you’ve got the setting for an unforgettable hunting experience!

It’s easy to get your New Hampshire hunting license. You can buy it online —all you need is documentation of having bought a NH hunting license at some point since 2000; you can get your turkey, bear, and pheasant permits online as well. Or, visit one of 250 friendly NH license agents throughout the state.

When planning your trip, check out to find ideas and deals on lodging, camping and good eats—and info on scenic drives, shopping and attractions along the way. To help you get the most out of your time afield, maybe this is the year to hire a licensed NH hunting guide (listed on the NH Fish and Game web site).

Need a little inspiration? National Hunting and Fishing Day is on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Join Fish and Game’s celebration by coming to our huge sporting expo in Concord that day from 10 to 2, with 40+ manufacturers’ reps, exhibits and demos – or pay a visit to our Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on the 25th, where hands-on shooting activities, seminars, raffles and pro staff will keep the whole family busy .

Get started on your scouting by checking out the 2009 N.H. Wildlife Harvest Summary; it lists results for last year’s hunting seasons by WMU and town, including harvest statistics and hunting/trophy records. This, plus lots of basic information on hunting in New Hampshire, is at your fingertips at the Fish and Game website .

Since you’re reading this, chances are you’re already getting your gear ready and counting the days until your first New Hampshire hunt of the season. If not…what are you waiting for? Plan your NH hunting adventure today!

NH Fish and Game | (603) 271-3211


NEW FOR 2010

The archery deer season is antlered deer only Sept. 15–30 statewide. Any deer may be taken on the regular archery deer license beginning October 1.

The 2-point minimum antler restriction for deer has been removed in WMU-A. Any antlered deer is legal during the antlered-only deer season. Muzzleloader season has been restored to the full 11 days prior to the regular firearms season, but both the archery and firearms deer seasons still close one week earlier than the rest of the state.

Special Unit M Deer Permits are not valid until October 1. Also, a total of up to 4,000 hunters will be allowed to purchase Special Antlerless Deer Permits for Unit M. For 2010, at the time of purchase, hunters may opt for a permit with 1 deer tag ($13) or two deer tags ($26).

The fall turkey shotgun season (Oct. 11–15, 2010) has been expanded to include WMUs J1, J2, L, and M; see map.


Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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