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New Hampshire

Hunting

Deer Hunting Seasons

2020 Deer Hunting Seasons

Season

Inclusive Dates

Wildlife Management Units

Archery Any deer

Sept. 15–Dec. 8

WMU A—Note: Archery deer season ends one week early.
Any deer

Sept. 15–Dec. 15

B–M
Muzzleloader Any deer

Oct. 31

A, B, C2
Antlered deer only

Nov. 1–Nov. 10

Any deer

Oct. 31–Nov. 1

J1
Antlered deer only

Nov. 2–Nov. 10

Any deer

Oct. 31–Nov. 2

D2W, H1, H2, J2, K
Antlered deer only

Nov. 3–Nov. 10

Any deer

Oct. 31–Nov. 4

G1
Antlered deer only

Nov. 5–Nov. 10

Any deer

Oct. 31–Nov. 10

L, M
Antlered deer only

Oct. 31–Nov. 10

C1, D1, D2E, E, F, G2, I1, I2
Firearm Any deer

Nov. 11

WMU A—Note: Firearm deer season ends one week early.
Antlered deer only

Nov. 12–Nov. 29

Any deer

Nov. 11

B, C2, E, F, G2, I1, I2, J1
Antlered deer only

Nov. 12–Dec. 6

Any deer

Nov. 11–Nov. 12

H1, H2, K
Antlered deer only

Nov. 13–Dec. 6

Any deer

Nov. 11–Nov. 13

J2
Antlered deer only

Nov. 14–Dec. 6

Any deer

Nov. 11–Nov. 14

D2W
Antlered deer only

Nov. 15–Dec. 6

Any deer

Nov. 11–Nov. 15

G1
Antlered deer only

Nov. 16–Dec. 6

Any deer

Nov. 11–Nov. 20

L, M
Antlered deer only

Nov. 21–Dec. 6

Antlered deer only

Nov. 11–Dec. 6

C1, D1, D2E
Special Permits Antlerless deer only

2,000 Permittees in Unit L

4,000 Permittees in Unit M

Youth Hunt*

Oct. 24 & 25 any deer statewide

Deer Baiting**

October 21–November 18

WMU A–L

September 15–December 15

WMU M

* Nonresident youth hunters may participate provided N.H. youth can hunt during youth deer hunts in their state of residence.

** Further restrictions apply. See baiting rules section on General Hunting Regulations. A full list of rules regarding baiting wildlife in NH can be found in the Fis 300 section of the NH Code of Administrative Rules or online at gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/fis.html.

DEFINITIONS

Antlered Deer: Deer with at least one antler three (3) inches long.

Any Deer: All deer regardless of sex or age.

2021 Firearms Opening Day

November 10, 2021