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hunting digest - New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

New Hampshire

Hunting Digest

& Trapping

September 2010–August 2011

Official NH

Regulations

Deer, Bear, Turkey,

Small Game,

Migratory Birds,

Furbearers

Hunt New Hampshire

More Than a Million Acres

of Open Public Land!

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New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

September 2010–August 2011

Hunting Digest

& Trapping

Sportsmanship Counts

It’s my pleasure to welcome my fellow hunters to the

fields and forests of New Hampshire. Like you, I get

excited thinking about getting back into the field.

Last year I had the thrill of a lifetime watching my

son get his first deer on Youth Weekend. We had a

great time together tracking down that nice buck

— a 6-pointer. As you can imagine, that experience

has both of us pretty jazzed to go again. So we’ll be

out there this fall, scouting our favorite woods. And

even if we don’t bring home a deer, we’ll remember

these days for a long time: packing the truck, walking

and waiting, watching and listening, trading stories. I hope someday he will

experience the other side of a similar event with his son, an event you can carry

with you the rest of your life.

I know you share my enthusiasm. New Hampshire hunters know about and

appreciate our amazing variety of wildlife, habitats and hunting areas—from

ducks and geese on coastal marshes to deer and grouse in remote northern forests.

What we need to remember is this: it’s the sportsman or woman in the field

who can make the difference in keeping some truly great lands open to hunting.

In the Granite State, private land—the majority of forest land in the state—has

historically been open to hunting unless posted by the owner. Fish and Game is

working together with hunters and landowners to ensure that we can carry this

tradition forward.

It all depends on us as “guests” being respectful of the land and the landowner.

We like to say: Treat the landowner as you would like to be treated, and treat their

land as you would like yours to be treated. Be safe, be sure of your target, clean

up after yourself, display sportsmanship—sounds like common sense, but that’s

the key to leaving a good impression and getting invited back.

Thanks for hunting NH. Before you head out, please review this booklet and

make note of the new rules. The Fish and Game website at www.huntnh.com has

more great hunting resources. I’ll see you in the field!

Glenn Normandeau

Executive Director

NH Fish and Game Department

NH Fish and game — our Mission

As the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New

Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to:

• Conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats;

• Inform and educate the public about these resources; and

• Provide the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.

The NH Fish and Game Department receives Federal Assistance from the US Fish & Wildlife Service,

and thus prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age and sex,

pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Education Amendments of

1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. If you believe you have been discriminated against

in any program, activity or service, please contact or write the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Division

of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR – 4020, Arlington,

Virginia 22203, Attention: Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Programs.

On the cover: Early on an autumn morning,

a bull moose browses in the mist.

(photo by Charles H. Willey)

Contents

2 Contact Information

8 License Information

10 License Fees

12 General Hunting Regulations

15 Hunting Safety

16 Youth Hunting

18 Wildlife Management Units

20 Deer Hunting

27 Turkey Hunting

28 Registration Stations

(deer/turkey)

29 Bear Hunting

30 Moose Hunting

31 Small Game Hunting

32 Migratory Bird Hunting

33 Furbearer Hunting & Trapping

36 Nongame Wildlife

40 Hunter Education

40 Deer/Bear Tag

41 Sunrise and Sunset

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New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

State of New Hampshire

John H. Lynch, Governor

Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

11 Hazen Drive • Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Important Telephone Numbers (area code 603)

law enforcement

Questions about New Hampshire Hunting Laws...................... 271-3127

Dispatch......................................................................................271-3361

Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

Sept. 1 to Dec. 7: Seven days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

to report violations 24 hours a day

Operation Game Thief..................................................... 1-800-344-4262

or www.HuntNH.com/OGT

Off Highway Recreational Vehicle (laws/education)................... 271-3129

n.h. fish and game

Headquarters...............................................................................271-3421

Executive Director’s Office......................................................... 271-3511

regional offices

Region 1: Lancaster......................................................................788-3164

Region 2: New Hampton.............................................................. 744-5470

Region 3: Durham........................................................................868-1095

Region 4: Keene............................................................................352-9669

Belknap County

John W. McGonagle

(603) 524-3134

Carroll County

Robert Rowan

Chair

(603) 284-6807

Cheshire County

Robert Phillipson, Jr.

(603) 352-8336

Coastal

vacant

Coos County

Theodore A. Tichy

(603) 449-2244

Grafton County

Sharon Guaraldi

Vice Chair

(603) 448-4072

Hillsborough County

Walter Morse

(603) 464-3797

September 2010–August 2011

Hunting Digest

& Trapping

Fish and Game Commissioners

The numbers on this page are the home phone numbers of Fish and Game

Commissioners. Please use discretion with the timing of your calls. Questions

about NH hunting laws, call (603) 271-3127.

Merrimack County

Eric Orff

(603) 736-4663

Rockingham County

James W. Ryan

(603) 942-8579

Strafford County

Robert S.S. Blake

(603) 828-7311

Sullivan County

Thomas H. Hubert

(603) 863-9213

Law Enforcement Districts

DISTRICT 1

Region 1, 629B Main St.

Lancaster, NH 03584

(603) 788-3164

Lt. Douglas J. Gralenski

DISTRICT 2

Region 2, Box 417

New Hampton, NH 03256

(603) 744-5470

Lt. James S. Goss

DISTRICT 3

Region 2, Box 417

New Hampton, NH 03256

(603) 744-5470

Lt. Todd Bogardus

DISTRICT 4

Region 4, 15 Ash Brook Court

Keene, NH 03431

(603) 352-9669

Lt. Craig Morrocco

DISTRICT 5

Fish and Game HQ

11 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH 03301

(603) 271-3361

Lt. John B. Wimsatt

DISTRICT 6

Region 3, 225 Main St.

Durham, NH 03824-4732

(603) 868-1095

Lt. Jeffrey Marston

About This Publication

This publication is a summary of hunting and trapping regulations. It is

not the full laws or rules. It is intended only as a guide to seasons, bag

limits and other necessary information.

For more detailed information concerning regulations, consult the New

Hampshire Fish and Game Law Book, Fish and Game Administrative Rules,

or contact your local Conservation Officer. Fish and Game laws and rules

may be viewed at any Fish and Game office (contact information on this

page); Legislative Services, Administrative Rules, in the State House Annex,

25 Capitol St., Room 219, Concord, NH 03301; and at www.huntnh.com or

www.nh.gov. A compendium of Fish and Game laws may also be purchased

at Department headquarters in Concord for $41.00.

This publication is partially paid for through the sale of advertising. The

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department neither endorses products or

services listed or claims made; nor accepts any liability arising from the use

of products or services listed.

© 2010 NH Fish and Game Department. All rights reserved.

This Digest is designed and produced in collaboration with

NH Fish and Game by

Senior Designer: Erin Murphy

Associate Designer: Evelyn Haddad

430 Main Street, Suite 5

Williamstown, MA 01267

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its annual regulation digests. Advertisers significantly reduce

publishing costs to the agency. Promotional advertising does not

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This digest, with enlarged type,

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and Game at (603) 271-3211.

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New Hampshire

Welcomes Hunters!

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 at

www.huntnh.com—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.

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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

website at www.huntnh.com).

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. For details, check

www.wildnh.com/nhfday.

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, www.huntnh.com.

Since you’re reading this, chances are you’re already getting your

gear ready and counting the days until your first New Hampshire

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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, page 27.

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Where

Hampshire?

Can I Hunt in

New

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 landowner—it’s not a right! Don’t take access to

private lands for granted; one bad act often results in a “posted” sign that never comes

down. Fish and Game encourages hunters to talk with landowners whenever possible.

In general, the best place to start looking for

a hunting spot is a good map—like the New

Hampshire Atlas and Gazetteer from Delorme

or a “topo” map. To find out who owns a

piece of land that’s not labeled as a public

park or forest, check the tax maps at the

town office.

There are three general categories of land

ownership in the state, all of which allow

hunting with a few exceptions:

• State and Federal lands: The White Mountain

National Forest is the largest piece of

public land in the state (751,000 acres).

Hunting is permitted throughout the

Forest; however, discharging a firearm is

prohibited within 150 yards of a campsite,

developed recreation site, occupied area,

or on or across a Forest Service road or

trail. The Forest has roads open to motor

vehicles and gated roads open to foot travel

only; if you’re willing to hike a longer

distance, this gives you a rare opportunity

to hunt locations without the normal

pressure of more accessible properties.

OHRVs are only allowed during winter

on designated and officially opened

snowmobile trails. For more information,

visit www.fs.fed.us/r9/white. Other large

parcels of federal land include the Lake

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and

several units of the Silvio Conte National

Wildlife Refuge. Most state lands are open

to hunting, including more than 150 state

parks and forests. (Always steer clear of

recreational areas and trails.) In addition,

the NH Fish and Game Department

owns about 48,000 acres distributed over

nearly 100 tracts, most of which are called

Wildlife Management Areas or WMAs,

and holds conservation easements on

about 18,000 acres. These are parcels of

undeveloped land designated as areas for

wildlife resource conservation, hunting

and fishing. The Fish and Game website

(www.huntnh.com) has maps and descriptions

for the larger WMAs.

• Large Private Forest Land: Given NH’s long

history of open access to forest lands, most

large landowners have kept their property

open to hunting. Weather conditions can

result in unexpected gate closures at any

time. Timber management is the primary

use on these lands, so please yield the

right of way to logging trucks and be

respectful and careful around ongoing

logging operations. You can help make

sure that these lands stay open by treating

them well: stay off wet or soft roads;

give the right-of-way to logging trucks

and equipment; do not park or block any

road or barway; respect gated or closed

roads; and know the rules regarding use

of ATVs. It’s best to make local contacts for

information and any special rules about

hunting on these private lands.

• Small Private, County, Municipal and Conservation

Easement Lands: Eighty percent of

New Hampshire’s forest land is privately

owned. Access to smaller parcels of private

land varies across the state. We recommend

that you personally contact the

landowner for permission before going

hunting on all private land, but particularly

smaller parcels. In addition to privately

owned parcels, many properties are

under conservation easements held by the

state, a municipality or nonprofit organization,

and some county and municipal

lands, like watershed protection areas, are

also open to hunting—be sure to check

locally for special rules.

If you are hunting in New Hampshire this

fall, you can expect to find plenty of great

opportunities and places. Now it’s up to you

to get outdoors, do some scouting, find the

right habitat, figure out where the wildlife

spend their time, and be ready for the big

day—the woods are waiting!

Check NH Fish and Game’s website at

www.huntnh.com for more ideas on where

to hunt.

SHOOT!

New Hampshire has dozens of fish & game

clubs and shooting ranges where you can

safely practice your shooting skills. Check the

NH Fish and Game website for a partial list.

The majority of rifle/pistol ranges are private,

meaning that membership is required to use

them, or in some cases you can be the guest

of a member. Shotgun ranges are generally

open to the public, with non-members paying

a higher fee per round of shooting. Many of

the membership clubs have special days during

the year when the public is invited to try

out the facilities or to sight in their firearms.

Contact your club for details, or to ask about

becoming a member.

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License Information

Hunting licenses are required for persons 16 years of age and older.

Some licenses and permits are required for all ages, see page 10.

Buying a License

Hunting licenses, valid Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of each year, may be

purchased online via www.huntnh.com, 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. Trapping

and fur buyer licenses, valid July 1 to June 30 of each year, are only

available at Fish and Game’s Concord headquarters.

Regular NH Hunting License

Wherever the term “Regular NH Hunting License” is used in this

Hunting Digest, it is understood to include the Combination NH

Hunting and Fishing License.

Residency Requirements

To obtain a license at resident rates, the person must present to

the issuing agent a valid New Hampshire driver's license or nondriver's

picture identification card issued by the NH Department

of Safety, Div. of Motor Vehicles. Whenever the applicant is under

18 years of age, the parent or guardian of the applicant shall be a

resident and present their valid NH driver's license or non-driver's

picture identification.

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Hunter Education Requirements

Anyone applying to hunt with a firearm or bow must present a

previous hunting or archery license or a Certificate of Completion

from an approved Hunter or Bowhunter Education course.

Duplicates of lost certificates are $2.00 (call 603-271-3214); date

of birth must be included if applying by mail.

Youth Hunters

See page 16.

Lost Licenses

Lost licenses can be replaced at Fish and Game’s Concord headquarters,

or at the license agency that issued the original license.

The cost of a duplicate license is $6.00 per license form.

Military Licenses

NH residents who are regular active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy,

Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard permanently stationed outside

the state may be eligible for free temporary hunting and fishing

licenses. Available at NH Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord;

Region 1, 2 and 4 offices; or by mail or fax (603) 271-5829 (download

an Active Duty Military License application from the Fish and Game

website and send with duty orders). A copy of duty orders must

be presented for verification. Call (603) 271-3422 for information.

Archery

An archery license allows a hunter to hunt with bow and arrow

during the archery or any other open season, and to take one deer

of either sex during the archery deer season. To hunt moose, bear,

turkey, pheasant or migratory waterfowl using bow and arrow, you

must also have the appropriate license or permit.

The Special Archery Deer Permit allows the taking of a second

antlered-only deer with bow and arrow during the archery deer

season. This permit must be purchased at the same time you

purchase your archery license.

It is legal to hunt deer with bow and arrow during the firearms

deer season under a Regular NH Hunting License without an archery

license, and in compliance with Wildlife Management Unit

restrictions for deer during the firearms deer season.

Crossbows

Deer Crossbow Permit (annual; $5) allows the hunter to use a

crossbow during the firearms deer season only. The hunter must

have a valid firearms deer tag and follow all Wildlife Management

Unit restrictions for deer during the firearms deer season. Any deer

taken shall be tagged with a valid firearms deer tag.

Disabled Hunters

Disabled Crossbow Permit (permanent; $10) allows the use of

crossbows during any season where use of a bow and arrow is allowed.

This permit must be applied for at Concord Headquarters.

This permit does not include separate tags (all ages).

The following permanent licenses/permits are also available

to qualified NH resident hunters: Disabled Veteran License,

Paraplegic License and Hunt from a Motor Vehicle Permit. Visit

www.huntnh.com for information and application forms.

Prohibited Acts

Any person whose privilege to fish, hunt, trap, guide, take or land

lobsters and crabs, or engage in commercial marine fishing activi-

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ties is currently suspended or revoked in any

other state or province is prohibited from

purchasing or possessing a license for such

activity in New Hampshire (RSA 214:18-b).

It is unlawful to possess more than one of

any type of regular hunting license or permit,

use another person’s license or permit,

allow another person to use your license

or permit, or not show your license upon

demand.

Exceptions

(license not required)

• Resident landowners and their minor

children under the age of 16 may hunt and

trap on their own land in season without

a license. This exception does not apply

to activities requiring a special license or

permit (i.e. archery, muzzleloader, pheasants,

turkey, etc.).

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• Children under 16 years of age while

hunting, when accompanied by a properly

licensed person 18 years of age or

older, excluding turkey permit, special

Unit M deer, special archery deer, bear,

nonresident muzzleloader and nonresident

trapping.

Persons exempted from purchasing an

annual license (a permanent license

holder without a tag, or a youth hunter)

may use the tag on page 40 of this publication

by writing their name and address

on the tag, or may download one from

www.huntnh.com.

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License Information

type of license

Comments

2010 Fee

Age

Proof of NH

Residency

Required

appropriate

tag must be

validated

application

issued from

concord

office only

New Hampshire RESIDENT

Regular NH Hunting & Fishing License Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required. $46.00 16–68 • •

Regular NH Hunting License Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required. $22.00 16–68 • •

Regular Lifetime NH Hunting & Fishing,

Archery, Muzzleloader, Deer Crossbow

Regular Over 68 NH Hunting & Fishing,

Muzzleloader, Archery, Trapping

Call (603) 271-3422 for details. Requirements for specific licenses

are the same as listed for equivalent individual licenses.

Remainder of life. No deer tag issued (see page 40). Requirements

for specific licenses are the same as listed for equivalent individual

licenses.

$0.00 68+

• •

Must be

resident

for min.

2 years.

Archery License Previous Archery license or Bowhunter Education card required. $22.00 16–68 • •

Special Archery Deer Permit

Archery license required unless under age 16. Must be purchased

at the same time as Archery license; cannot be sold separately. $16.00 All ages • •

Antlered only.

Special Unit M Deer Permit

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required unless under

age 16. Permits available with one tag or two tags. See page 20.

$13/$26 All ages •

Deer Crossbow Permit

Current NH Regular Hunting license required. Archery license does

not qualify. Valid during firearms deer season using firearms deer $5.00 16 & over •

tag only.

Muzzleloader License

Current NH Regular Hunting license required. Archery license does

not qualify. No deer tag issued (see page 40).

$16.00 16–68 •

Pheasant License

Hunters taking pheasants (except persons under age 16) must have

this license in addition to current NH Regular Hunting or Archery $26.00 16 & over •

license.

Migratory Waterfowl License

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license, and a Federal Duck

Stamp required. See page 32 for HIP requirements.

$5.00 16 & over

Turkey License

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required at time of

purchase unless under age 16.

$16.00 All ages • •

Bear License

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required at time of

purchase unless under age 16.

$16.00 All ages • •

Trapping License Previous Trapping license or Trapper Education card required. $28.50 16 & over • •

Trapping License — Resident Minor Previous Trapping license or Trapper Education card required. $6.50 Under 16 •

Fur Buyer License $51.00 All ages • •

Dog Training Permit Current NH Regular Hunting license required. $5.00 All ages •

All Duplicate Licenses and Permits

Issued at Concord office or the license agent where original license

was purchased.

$6.00

NOTE: Many NH hunting licenses are available for online purchase; visit www.huntnh.com.

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License Information

type of license

Comments

2010 Fee

Age

appropriate

tag must be

validated

application

issued from

concord

office only

NON-RESIDENT

Regular Nonresident Hunting and

Fishing License

Previous Hunting license or Hunter education card required. $141.00 16 & over •

Regular Nonresident Hunting License Previous Hunting license or Hunter education card required. $103.00 16 & over •

Nonresident Muzzleloader License

Current NH Regular Hunting license required at time of purchase unless

under the age of 16. No deer tag issued (see page 39).

$41.00 All ages

Nonresident Archery License Previous Archery license or Bowhunter Education card required. $73.00 16 & over •

Special Archery Deer Permit

Current NH Archery license required unless under age 16. Must be purchased

at the same time as Archery License; cannot be sold separately. $16.00 All ages •

Antlered only.

Special Unit M Deer Permit

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required unless under age

16. Permits available with one tag or two tags. See page 20.

$13/$26 All ages

Deer Crossbow Permit

Current NH Regular Hunting license required. Valid during firearms deer

season using firearms deer tag only.

$5.00 16 & over •

Nonresident Small Game Hunting License

Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required. See Small

Game, page 31. Pheasant and migratory waterfowl require additional

license/stamp.

$53.00 16 & over

Nonresident 3-Day

Small Game Hunting License

Pheasant License

Migratory Waterfowl License

Turkey License

Bear License

Nonresident Trapping License

Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required. See Small

Game, page 31. Consecutive days only. Pheasant and migratory waterfowl

require additional license/stamp.

Hunters taking pheasants (except persons under age 16) must have this

license in addition to current NH Regular Hunting, Archery or Small Game

license.

Current NH Regular Hunting or Small Game or Archery license required at

time of purchase. A Federal Duck Stamp is also required prior to hunting

waterfowl. See page 32 for HIP requirements.

Current NH Regular Hunting license or Archery license required at time of

purchase unless under age 16.

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required at time of

purchase unless under age 16.

Previous Trapping license or Trapper Education card required. Available

only if hunter's state of residence permits nonresident trappers.

$25.00 16 & over

$26.00 16 & over

$5.00 16 & over

$31.00 All ages •

$48.00 All ages •

$301.00 All ages •

Fur Buyer License $151.00 All ages •

Dog Training Permit

Current NH Regular Hunting license required unless under the age of 16.

Available only if hunter's state of residence issues Dog Training Permits $5.00 All ages •

to nonresidents.

All Duplicate Licenses and Permits

Issued at Concord office or the license agent where original license was

purchased.

$6.00

NOTE: An annual habitat fee of $2.50 is required for all hunting licenses. This fee is charged once per year, per hunter.

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General Hunting Regulations

Baiting

A baiting permit is required for any bait site, with the exception

of a landowner placing bait on his or her own property. A baiting

permit application (no fee) may be picked up at any Fish and Game

office or from your local Fish and Game Conservation Officer (CO).

Applications for permits to bait wildlife on private property must

be signed by the private landowner. No bait shall be placed until

the bait permit and map have been presented to the CO in person,

or until 3 days have elapsed after date of postmark, if mailed. No

bait may be placed from April 15 through August 31. Bait may

not be placed at any site until September 1. Landowners shall

meet all other requirements listed below regarding the use of bait.

• No person, except a licensed NH Hunting Guide, shall have

more than 2 active bait sites statewide. A licensed NH Hunting

Guide shall have no more than 6 active bait sites. A bait site is

considered active if the season for the listed species is open or

if no specific beginning and/or expiration date is noted on the

permit form.

• A baiting permit has 4 copies. It is the permittee’s responsibility

to see that copies are held by: (1) the permittee; (2) the landowner;

(3) the CO on whose patrol the bait is located; and (4)

the NH Fish and Game office in Concord.

• The copy of the baiting permit given to the CO must have a detailed

topographical map, including a description of the location

of the bait site and how to locate it. (If the map is so vague that

the CO cannot find the site, the permit is invalid.)

• Only the person to whom the permit is issued is permitted to

place bait at the site.

• The permittee must post a 3" x 6" durable sign at the site with the

name and address of the permittee and up to 2 subpermittees.

These 3 individuals are the only persons allowed to hunt with

aid of the bait site. A licensed NH Hunting Guide must post a

sign with his or her own name and address, but is not required

to post the names of paying clients. The sign must be clearly

visible not higher than 6 feet off the ground. If no subpermittees

are identified on the sign, they may not be included at a

later date. Once the sign has been posted, it may not be altered

at a later date. No person other than the permittee authorized

to place bait at a site shall remove, alter, or destroy said sign.

• Bait may not be placed less than 300 feet from a dwelling, public

roadway, pathway, or trail.

• No person shall place bait in public waters or on ice-covered

public waters.

• It is illegal to bait for turkey or migratory waterfowl.

• Permits expire at the end of the calendar year, unless an earlier

date has been specified on the permit form, or the season has

ended for the species identified on the baiting permit.

• When requested by a CO, a permittee or an applicant to bait

must accompany the officer to the proposed or existing site.

Additional Baiting Rules for

State-owned and State-managed Lands

In addition to the General Baiting Rules, the following rules apply

to State-owned and State-managed lands:

• A baiting permit is required for any bait site on State-owned or

State-managed lands, including White Mountain National Forest.

• Applicants may apply for bait sites on State-owned or State-managed

lands beginning April 1. Applications must be received before

August 1. The application must be filled out completely, and

must include a detailed map and directions to the bait site to be

considered. Baiting permits are issued on a first-come, first-served

basis. Applications shall be mailed into the nearest Regional Office

or to Fish and Game in Concord, Attn: Law Enforcement.

• No person including a licensed NH Hunting Guide shall have

more than 1 active bait site within an individual trapping unit.

Visit www.huntnh.com for details regarding trapping units.

• Permanent stands are illegal. All debris, litter, and temporary

tree stands or blinds must be removed after the baiting season

has ended.

• Non-edible or non-digestible materials shall not be used as bait.

• A total maximum of 30 active bait sites are allowed on the Connecticut

Lakes Headwaters property in Pittsburg, NH.

Additional Baiting Rule for Bear

In addition to all other applicable baiting rules, the following rule

applies to baiting for bear:

• No person except a licensed NH Hunting Guide shall place

bait for the purpose of attracting and taking bear at more than

2 bait sites statewide.

• No person except a licensed NH Hunting Guide shall have more

than one bait site in WMUs A, B, D1, H1, H2, I2, K, L, and M.

Dead Animals

If you find a dead deer, bear, moose or turkey you did not kill, do

not tag or move it. Road killed wildlife may not be taken without

permission of a law enforcement officer. Call Law Enforcement

Dispatch at (603) 271-3361.

Discharge Restrictions/Compact Areas

(RSA 207: 3-a & 644:13)

• It is illegal to discharge a firearm or shoot with a bow and arrow

or crossbow and bolt within 300 feet of a permanently occupied

dwelling without permission of the owner or occupant, or from

the owner of the land on which the person shooting the firearm,

bow and arrow, or crossbow and bolt is situated. A firearm may

not be discharged within 300 feet of any commercial, educational

or medical building, or outdoor public gathering place.

• Firearms may not be discharged within the compact area of any

town or city (any contiguous area containing 6 or more buildings

used as part time or permanent dwellings where each is

within 300 feet of one of the other buildings, plus a 300 foot

wide perimeter around all of the buildings).

• It is unlawful to discharge a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow

and bolt within 15' of the traveled portion of, or across any

class I through V highway, or from or across the following public

highways (including the rights of way): I-93, I-89, I-95, 293, 393,

Rte. 202/9 (from Rte. 114 in Henniker to Rte. 31 in Hillsboro),

Rte. 16 (from I-95 to Milton/Middleton town line), Rte. 3/F.E.

Everett Turnpike (from Mass. line to Rte. 101 Bedford), Rte. 101

(from Bedford town line to Rte. 1 Hampton).

Loss of License

Anyone found guilty of violating any Fish and Game hunting regulation

or trespass will lose his/her hunting privileges for a minimum

of one year.

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Guides

Additional regulations apply to licensed NH Hunting Guides. Contact the Law Enforcement

Division at (603) 271-3127.

General Hunting Regulations

Lacey Act

Interstate transportation of wildlife taken, possessed, transported or sold in violation of

a state law is a violation of federal law. The penalty can be up to $250,000 and 5 years

in prison.

OHRV Use

Use of ATVs/4-wheelers requires written landowner permission unless on a sanctioned

ATV trail.

Tree Stands/Blinds

Written landowner permission is required for any tree stand, ladder or observation blind

which damages or destroys a tree by inserting into the tree any metallic, ceramic, or other

object. Written landowner permission is also required if any tree is cut in conjunction

with the use of any stand or blind or to construct a pit blind.

Wapack National Wildlife Refuge

This National Wildlife Refuge, located in Greenfield and Temple, NH, is CLOSED to all

hunting. Information about Wapack NWR can be obtained from: Parker River NWR,

6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950, (978) 465-5753.

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When you buy your license, consider

adding a donation to NH Fish and

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pointing dog and retriever demos, duck and goose

calling lessons, taxidermy exhibits and fly-tying.

• Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education

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Free raffle for two guns donated by Sturm Ruger

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General Hunting Regulations

It Is Unlawful To:

• negligently shoot, wound or kill a human being while hunting, or abandon a wounded

or killed human being;

• negligently discharge a firearm or cause death, injury or damage to domestic animals

or property while hunting;

• shoot a domestic dog in pursuit of wildlife;

• possess a firearm with ammunition, bow and arrow, or crossbow and bolt while attempting

to locate or illuminate wild animals at night at any time of the year;

• illuminate wild animals from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Moose, however, may be illuminated

between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. from Sept. 1 through the second Monday of October

in Coos County on Class I, II and III state highways, and, with city or town permission,

on Class IV, V and VI town roads;

• take wildlife by the use of a spring gun or set gun;

• hunt from inside of, or upon, any type of motorized vehicle, including aircraft, motor

vehicle, snowmobile or OHRV;

• hunt from a boat or canoe before all movement from mechanical power has stopped;

• carry a loaded firearm with ammunition in the chamber, clip or magazine, or cocked crossbow,

while the firearm or crossbow is in or on (includes leaning on or contact with) any

type of motorized vehicle, moving or stationary; a muzzleloader is considered unloaded if

the ignition source (i.e.: primer cap or flint or primer powder) is removed from the firearm;

• enter posted land without permission of the owner or fail to leave when requested;

• willfully tear down, obstruct or leave open any fence, gate or bar belonging to, or enclosing

land of, another person, or remove or deface any posted sign or property;

• hunt with a fully automatic firearm. It is also illegal to hunt with a semi-automatic

rifle with a clip or magazine holding more than five cartridges (except rimfire rifles

and pistols);

• use full-jacketed metal case bullets;

• use telemetry equipment from ½ hour before sunrise through ½ hour after sunset to

locate trail or tree hounds while in a motorized vehicle or within 300 feet (as measured

from the center of the traveled portion) of any public highway or any private road open

to public use;

• buy, sell or offer for sale a deer, bear, moose or any part thereof, other than the head,

hide or feet;

• possess a deer, bear, moose or turkey that hasn’t been properly tagged;

• possess a detached deer, bear, moose or turkey tag. Upon killing a deer, bear, moose or

turkey, the tag shall be immediately filled out and attached;

• assist another in taking a deer or bear after you have taken one, unless you possess a

valid unused tag or are accompanying a minor;

• tag, steal, take or carry away any game belonging to another person.

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Wildlife not covered in this digest of regulations are protected by New Hampshire or federal

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Have a

Safe

Hunt! !

Enjoy your hunt, and follow these basic safety guidelines to get home safe and sound. Most

important of all, keep the muzzle of your gun pointed in a safe direction at all times. Be

100% sure not only of your target, but what’s beyond it; even small bullets can travel a mile

and half. No hunter, especially when “swinging” on game, should allow his or her gun to

point at a person. Better to pass up a shot than risk injuring someone or damaging property.

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• Deer/Bear/Small Game Hunters: Only load your gun when you’re ready to hunt, and

unload it immediately after. Also, it’s hard to overstate the importance of wearing a fluorescent

orange hat, vest or jacket. In recent years, New Hampshire has had an excellent

safety record during the hunting season, thanks to mandatory hunter education and

widespread use of blaze orange clothing. The average yearly number of hunting incidents

in the state has dropped from 21 in the 1960s to just over 3 in the current decade.

• Turkey Hunters: Never stalk a turkey—instead, scout out a good spot, call and wait for

the turkeys to come to you. Always wear blaze orange as you enter and leave an area. Tie

orange survey tape around a nearby tree to alert other hunters to your presence. Lean

against a backstop that’s at least as wide as your shoulders. Avoid clothes that are red,

white and blue and black, the colors of the male turkey.

• Pheasant Hunters: It is critically important

that bird hunters know their surroundings

and the whereabouts of their

hunting partners and others before taking

a shot. When a bird goes up and you are

not sure where everyone is, hold your fire.

Control the muzzle of your firearm at all

times, and always maintain a safe zone

of fire—the area in which you can shoot.

Wear safety glasses and hunter orange on

your head, back and chest.

• Muzzleloaders: Black powder technology

is getting better all the time, drawing

more participants to this time-honored

tradition. Treat every muzzleloader as if

A hunter’s zone of fire changes with every step.

Remain alert and aware of your companions’

locations at all times.

it were holding a charge, and mark the ramrod so you can easily check. Be extra careful

to attach the ignition source only when you’re ready to hunt—once primed, the gun

is ready to fire.

• Tree Stands: A number of serious incidents have happened to NH hunters using tree

stands in recent years. Stay safe by always using a properly fitting full-body harness

while climbing trees, installing or hunting from an elevated platform or tree stand. Never

carry hunting equipment up or down the tree with you, always use a haul line. When

hauling a gun into or out of a tree stand, keep the firearm muzzle pointed away from

you. Keep firearms unloaded and the actions open, and broadheads in a hard-cased

quiver, when using a haul line.

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Youth Hunting in NH

Matching wits with wildlife, braving the elements, testing

themselves—a new generation is discovering a passion for

hunting!

Hunting with young people allows them to develop their

observational skills, and helps them gain the confidence

and comfort level they need to enjoy a lifetime in the

outdoors. We hope you’ll share your experience and take

a young hunter out this fall; it will be a priceless experience

for you as a mentor—and for your young friend as a future

hunter, conservationist and adventurer!

REGULATIONS

There is no minimum age for hunting in New Hampshire.

Youth hunters (under the age of 16) may hunt during all

regular hunting seasons when accompanied by a properly

licensed adult hunter who is at least 18 years of age. All NH

hunting rules apply.

“Accompanied” means within sight and hearing, excluding

electronic devices, when actual physical direction and

NRA State Affiliate for New Hampshire

GO-NH has for many years helped fund and promote the Hunt for

the Hungry program helping provide food for the New Hampshire

needy. We are frequently in Concord fighting for your rights to hunt,

trap and bear arms as well as other pro-firearm issues.

If you are already a member, thank you. If not, please join

GO-NH, Inc. at www.gonh.org. We not only need each of you to become

a GO-NH member, but we would ask that you get your friends

and neighbors to join GO-NH as well. Donations are always gratefully

accepted, and please consider attending our monthly meetings

on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Holiday Inn,

172 North Main Street, Concord, NH. We are looking forward to

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control can be affected. A

properly licensed adult is

one who possesses any and

all licenses/permits needed

for the species being hunted

and the method being

used by the youth hunter.

No regular NH hunting or

archery license is required for

hunters under 16 years of age;

see chart on pages 10–11 for

required licenses and permits.

All deer, bear and turkey must

be tagged and registered

according to rules applying to

those species for adults. Deer

taken by youth hunters must

be tagged (see page 40) and

reported by calling (603) 271-3361. Adult hunters who have

filled their tags are allowed to accompany a youth hunter.

Hunter education is not required for youth hunters under

age 16, but youth should try to complete the hunter education

course sometime between the age of 12 and their 16 th

birthday; that way, they’ll have the required hunter education

certification when they apply for their first hunting

license after they turn 16.

Special NH Youth Hunt Weekends

New Hampshire’s special youth hunt weekends are about much

more than hunting. They’re a unique opportunity for kids to spend

time in the woods with a parent, grandparent or adult mentor, to

share the outdoors experience without the pressure of competing

with thousands of adult hunters.

Waterfowl September 25–26, 2010

Deer (either sex)* October 23–24, 2010

Turkey** April 30–May 1, 2011

All NH hunting rules apply during special youth hunts. In addition,

accompanying adults may not carry a firearm and may not take

game. Adults may not accompany more than two youths during

the deer and turkey youth hunts. Deer taken by youths during the

special weekend shall constitute the one deer allowed by firearm

per hunter.

* Non-resident youth hunters may participate in the NH Youth

Hunt Weekend for Deer only if New Hampshire youth may

hunt during special youth deer hunts in their state.

** Turkey License required.

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Wildlife Management Units

NOTE: Whenever a wildlife management unit (WMU) is referenced

with only a letter, and that WMU has been divided into sub-wildlife

management units with a number, or further divided into smaller

units, the single letter reference includes all of the area enclosed

by those sub-units. For example, WMU D would mean WMUs

D1 and D2.

Unit A: From the Colebrook/Lemington bridge in Colebrook, north

along the NH/VT state line to the NH/Quebec border, north along

the U.S. border to NH/ME state line, south along the ME/NH state

line to Rte. 16 in Wentworth’s Location, south on Rte. 16 to Rte. 26

in Errol, west on Rte. 26 to Rte. 3 in Colebrook, north on Rte. 3 to

Lemington Rd. in Colebrook, west on Lemington Rd. to Colebrook/

Lemington bridge & the NH/VT state line.

Unit B: From the junction of the Connecticut River & the Upper

Ammonoosuc River in Northumberland, north along the NH/VT

state line to the Colebrook/Lemington bridge in Colebrook, east on

Lemington Rd. to Rte. 3 in Colebrook, south on Rte. 3 to Rte. 26

in Colebrook, east on Rte. 26 to Rte. 16 in Errol, south on Rte. 16

to Rte. 110-A in Dummer, west on Rte. 110-A to Rte. 110 in West

Milan, west on Rte. 110 to Rte. 3 in Groveton, north on Rte. 3 in

Groveton to the Upper Ammonoosuc Bridge, west along the Upper

Ammonoosuc River to its junction with the Connecticut River.

Unit C1: From the junction of the Lost Nation Rd. in Northumberland

and Rte. 110, east along Rte 110 to Rte. 16 in Berlin, south on

Rte. 16 to Rte. 2 in Gorham, west on Rte. 2 to North Rd. in Jefferson,

north along North Rd. to Grange Rd., north on Grange Rd. to Lost

Nation Rd., north on Lost Nation Rd. to the junction of Lost Nation

Rd. and Rte. 110 in Northumberland.

Unit C2: From the junction of Rte. 16 in Wentworth's Location and

the ME/NH line, south on Rte. 16 to Rte. 110-A in Dummer, west

on Rte. 110-A to Rte. 110 in Milan, south on Rte. 110 to Rte.16 in

Berlin, south on Rte. 16 to Rte. 2 in Gorham, east on Rte. 2 to the

NH/ME state line, north on the NH/ME state line to its junction

with Rte. 16 in Wentworth's Location.

Unit D1: From the junction of the Lost Nation Rd. in Northumberland

& Rte. 110, south along Lost Nation Rd. to Grange Rd.,

south on Grange Rd. to North Rd., south on North Rd. to Rte. 2 in

Jefferson, east on Rte. 2 to Rte. 115 in Jefferson, south on Rte. 115

to Rte. 3 in Carroll, south on Rte. 3 to I-93 in Franconia, north on

I-93 to the NH/VT state line, north on the NH/VT state line, to

the junction of the Connecticut and Upper Ammonoosuc River in

Northumberland, east along the Upper Ammonoosuc River to the

Groveton/Rte. 3 bridge, south along Rte. 3 in Groveton, east on Rte.

110 to the junction of Rte. 110 and the Lost Nation Rd.

Unit D2: From the junction of Rte. I-93 and the Vermont border

in Littleton, south on I-93 to Rte. 118 in Woodstock, southwest

on Rte. 118 to Rte. 25 in Warren,south on Rte. 25 to Rte. 25-A in

Wentworth, west on Rte. 25-A to Rte. 10 in Orford, north on Rte.

10 to Rte. 25-A, west on Rte. 25-A to the NH/VT border, north on

the NH/VT border to it's intersection with Rte. I-93 in Littleton.

Unit E: From the junction of Rte. 115 & Rte. 2 in Jefferson, east on Rte.

2 to NH/ME state line in Shelburne, south along the NH/ME state line

to Rte. 302 in Conway, west on Rte. 302 to Rte. 16 in Conway, south

on Rte. 16 to Rte. 112 in Conway, west on Rte. 112 to I-93 (exit 32) in

Woodstock, north on I-93 to Rte. 3 (Franconia Notch) in Lincoln, north

on Rte. 3 to Rte. 115 in Carroll, north on Rte. 115 to Rte. 2 in Jefferson.

Unit F: From the junction of Rte. 25-A & Rte. 25 in Wentworth, north

on Rte. 25 to Rte. 118 in Warren, north on Rte. 118 to Rte. 112 in North

Woodstock, east on Rte. 112 to Rte. 16 in Conway, south on Rte. 16

to Rte. 113 in Chocorua, west on Rte. 113 to Rte. 113-A in Tamworth,

west on Rte. 113-A to Rte. 113 in North Sandwich, west on Rte. 113

to Rte. 3 in Holderness, south on Rte. 3 to Exit 24 of I-93, north on

I-93 to Rte. 25 (exit 26) in Plymouth, west on Rte. 25 to the junction

with Rte. 25-A in Wentworth.

Unit G: From the NH/VT state line at the Fairlee/Orford bridge in

Orford, east on Rte. 25-A to Rte. 25-A/Rte. 10 in Orford, south

on Rte. 25-A/Rte. 10 to Rte. 25-A, east on Rte. 25-A to Rte. 25 in

Wentworth, south on Rte. 25 to I-93 in Plymouth (exit 26), south

on I-93 to Rte. 104 (exit 23) in New Hampton, south on Rte. 104

to Rte. 4 in Danbury, south on Rte. 4 to Rte. 11 in Andover, west

on Rte. 11 to I-89 in New London, north on I-89 to NH/VT state

line in Lebanon, north along NH/VT state line to the Fairlee/Orford

bridge in Orford.

Unit H1: From the junction of I-89 and the NH/VT state line in

Lebanon, south on I-89 to Rte 10 in Grantham, south on Rte 10 to

Rte 123 in Marlow, west on Rte 123 to its junction with the Cold

River in Walpole, west on Cold River to the NH/VT border (Connecticut

River), north on the NH/VT border to I-89 in Lebanon.

Unit H2: From the junction of Cold River and NH/VT border (Connecticut

River) in Walpole, east on Cold River to Rte 123, east on

Rte 123 to Rte 9 in Stoddard, east on Rte 9 to Rte 202 in Hillsborough,

south on Rte 202 to the NH/MA border, west on the NH/

MA border to the NH/VT border (Connecticut River), north on

the NH/VT border (Connecticut River) to its intersection with the

Cold River in Walpole.

Unit I1: From the junction of I-89 and Rte 11 in New London, north

on Rte 11 to Rte 4 in Andover, north on Rte 4 to Rte 104 in Danbury,

north on Rte 104 to I-93 in New Hampton, south on I-93 to I-89

in Concord, north on I-89 to Rte 11 in New London.

Unit I2: From the junction of I-89 and Rte 10 in Grantham, south

on I-89 to Rte 9 in Hopkinton, south on Rte 9 to Rte 123 in Stoddard,

west on Rte 123 to Rte 10 in Marlow, north on Rte 10 to I-89

in Grantham.

Unit J1: From the junction of Rte. 113 and Rte. 3 in Holderness,

north on Rte. 113 to Rte. 113-A in Sandwich, north on Rte. 113-A

to Rte. 113 in Tamworth, east on Rte. 113 to Rte. 16 in Chocorua,

north on Rte. 16 to Rte. 302 in Conway, east on Rte. 302 to the

ME/NH line, south on ME/NH line to Rte. 109 west on Rte. 109

to Rte. 28 in Wolfeboro Center, south on Rte. 28/109 to Rte. 109

in Wolfeboro, north on Rte. 109 to Rte. 25 in Moultonboro, west

on Rte. 25 to Rte. 25B in Center Harbor, along Rte. 25B to Rte. 3,

north on Rte. 3 to its junction with Rte. 113 in Holderness.

Unit J2: From the junction of Rte. I-93 and Rte. 3 in Ashland, south

on Rte. 3 to Rte. 25B in Center Harbor, east on Rte 25B to Rte. 25 in

Center Harbor, east on Rte. 25 to Rte. 109 in Moultonboro, southeast

on Rte. 109 to Rte. 28/109 in Wolfeboro, north on Rte. 28/109 to Rte.

109 in Wolfeboro Center, east on Rte. 109 to its intersection with

the ME/NH border, south along the ME/NH border to Rte. 202 in

Rochester, south on Rte. 202 to Rte. 4 in Northwood, west on Rte.

4 to I-393 in Pembroke, west on I-393 to I-93 in Concord, north on

I-93 to the junction of Rte. 3 in Ashland.

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WMU Maps Online

Detailed maps of the Wildlife Management Units described on these pages

are available to download and print at the NH Fish and Game website,

www.huntnh.com. Go to the site, click on HUNTING, then look for the

“Where to Hunt” links. If you do not have access to a computer, you may

request single copies of WMU maps at Fish and Game’s Concord office.

Unit K: From the junction of Rte. 9 and Rte.

202 in Hillsborough, south on Rte. 202 to the

NH/MA state line, east on the NH/MA state

line to Rte. 13 in Brookline, north on Rte. 13

to Rte. 101 in Milford, north on Rte. 101 to

I-293 in Manchester, north on I-293 to I-93,

north on I-93 to I-89 in Concord, west on

I-89 to Rte. 9 in Hopkinton, south on Rte. 9

to its junction with Rte. 202 in Hillsborough.

Unit L: From the junction of I-93 & I-393 in

Concord, east on I-393 to Rte. 4, east on Rte.

4 to Rte. 202 in Northwood, north on Rte.

202 to NH/ME state line, south along the

NH/ME state line to Little Bay, south along

the Rockingham/Strafford County line in

Little & Great Bay to the Squamscott River,

south along the Squamscott River to Rte. 101,

west along Rte. 101 to I-93 in Manchester,

south on I-93 to I-293, north on I-293 to I-93

to I-393 in Concord.

Unit M: From the junction

of Rte. 13 in Brookline and

the NH/MA border, north

on Rte. 13 to Rte. 101 in Milford,

north on Rte. 101 to

I-293 in Manchester, east

on I-293 to I-93, north

on Rte. I-93 to Rte. 101 in

Manchester, east on Rte.

101 to its junction with

the Squamscott River in

Exeter, north along the

Squamscott River to Great

Bay, north along the Strafford/Rockingham

County

line in Great and Little Bay

to the NH/ME state line,

east along the NH/ME state

line to the Atlantic Ocean,

south along the NH coast

line to the NH/MA line,

west along the NH/MA

state line to its junction

with Rte. 13 in Brookline.

Lebanon

Claremont

WALPOLE

WESTMORELAND

CHESTERFIELD

HINSDALE

CHARLESTOWN

WINCHESTER

LEBANON

PLAINFIELD

CORNISH

HANOVER

CROYDON

H1

CLAREMONT

NEWPORT

UNITY

LANGDON

123

9

ACWORTH

ALSTEAD

SURRY

VERMONT

GILSUM

Keene

LEMPSTER

MARLOW

SULLIVAN

KEENE

H2

ROXBURY

SWANZEY

RICHMOND

MARLBOROUGH

TROY

GRANTHAM

PIERMONT

LYMAN

LISBON

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LITTLETON

BATH

D2

LANDAFF

EASTON

HAVERHILL

BENTON

STRATFORD

STEWARTSTOWN

COLUMBIA

COLEBROOK

B

ODELL

PITTSBURG

A

CLARKSVILLE

ATKINSON AND

GILMANTON

ACADEMY GRANT

DIXVILLE

MILLSFIELD

DUMMER

WENTWORTHS LOCATION

ERROL

CAMBRIDGE

110

STARK

110A

LOST

MILAN

NATION C2

ROAD

110

KILKENNY

SUCCESS

GRANGE

BERLIN

LANCASTER

ROAD Berlin

C1

NORTH

ROAD

JEFFERSON

RANDOLPH

GORHAM

DALTON

SHELBURNE

2

WHITEFIELD

2

D1

MARTINS

115

LOC.

CARROLL

GREENS

16

GRANT

CRAWFORDS

PURCHASE

BEANS PURCHASE

CHANDLERS

PINKHAMS

PUR.

GRANT

BETHLEHEM

3

BEANS

GRANT

E

FRANCONIA

JACKSON

CHATHAM

WOODSTOCK

BARTLETT

ALBANY

CONWAY

WARREN

WATERVILLE VALLEY

THORNTON

ELLSWORTH

EATON

ORFORD

25A

16

F

MADISON

113A

WENTWORTH

TAMWORTH

SANDWICH

RUMNEY CAMPTON FREEDOM

LYME

DORCHESTER 25

113

HOLDERNESS

OSSIPEE

GROTON PLYMOUTH EFFINGHAM

Plymouth

J1

MOULTONBOROUGH

25

ASHLAND

3

HEBRON

CENTER

25B Ossipee

G

CANAAN

HARBOR

TUFTONBORO

BRIDGEWATER

NEW

ORANGE

HAMPTON

109

MEREDITH

ALEXANDRIA

BRISTOL

WOLFEBORO

ENFIELD

104

WAKEFIELD

GRAFTON

Laconia

LACONIA

GILFORD

89

10

SUNAPEE

GOSHEN

SPRINGFIELD

NEW LONDON

SUTTON

NEWBURY

I2

BRADFORD

HILLSBOROUGH

DANBURY

WARNER

HILL

FRANKLIN

ANDOVER

I1

SALISBURY

HENNIKER

WEBSTER

HOPKINTON

SANBORNTON

TILTON

NORTHFIELD

CANTERBURY

BELMONT

Concord

CONCORD

BOW

LOUDON

DUNBARTON

WEARE

DEERING HOOKSETT

STODDARD

NELSON

FITZWILLIAM

WASHINGTON

123

HARRISVILLE

101

DUBLIN

JAFFREY

MONROE

WINDSOR

9

ANTRIM

FRANCESTOWN

HANCOCK

NEW BOSTON

GREENFIELD

202 K

MONT

VERNON

PETERBOROUGH

LYNDEBOROUGH

RINDGE

202

Bath

WILMOT

11

89

SHARON

BENNINGTON

4

TEMPLE

NEW IPSWICH

93

SUGAR

HILL

118

GREENVILLE

WILTON

CANADA

Colebrook

Lancaster

89

9

202

MASON

93

MILFORD

J2

ALTON

GILMANTON

EPSOM

ALLENSTOWN

GOFFSTOWN

AUBURN

MANCHESTER

Manchester

AMHERST

NORTHUMBERLAND

LINCOLN

Lincoln

Franklin

BOSCAWEN

13

BROOKLINE

93

101

BEDFORD

MERRIMACK

LIVERMORE

PEMBROKE

93

293

112

LITCHFIELD

LOW AND BURBANKS

GRANT

HARTS LOC.

CHICHESTER

HUDSON

HOLLIS

NASHUA

Nashua

MASSACHUSETTS

Pittsburg

THOMPSON AND

MESERVES PUR.

CUTTS GRANT

HADLEYS PUR.

302

SARGENTS

PURCHASE

CANDIA

BARNSTEAD

PITTSFIELD

NORTHWOOD

STRAFFORD

FARMINGTON

L

DEERFIELD

NOTTINGHAM

RAYMOND

SANDOWN

FREMONT

M

DERRY

LONDONDERRY

HAMPSTEAD

ATKINSON

WINDHAM

PELHAM

26

ERVINGS

LOCATION

16

4

CHESTER

DIXS

GRANT

SALEM

SECOND

COLLEGE

GRANT

HALES

LOC.

NEW

DURHAM

BROOKFIELD

DANVILLE

16

101

MIDDLETON

BARRINGTON

EPPING

PLAISTOW

302

KINGSTON

MILTON

202

NEWTON

ROCHESTER

LEE

BRENTWOOD

109

EAST

KINGSTON

Conway

MADBURY

DURHAM

NEWMARKET

NEWFIELDS

EXETER

KENSINGTON

SOUTH

HAMPTON

MAINE

Rochester

DOVER

STRATHAM

NEWINGTON

GREENLAND

HAMPTON

FALLS

SEABROOK

SOMERSWORTH

ROLLINSFORD

NORTH

HAMPTON

HAMPTON

PORTSMOUTH

RYE

Portsmouth

NEW

CASTLE


Deer Hunting

Deer are New Hampshire’s most popular game animal, with a total of more than

80,000 deer found in all areas of the state. NH has a long archery season starting

Sept. 15 (antlered only through Sept. 30), a muzzleloader season that is a special

attraction for hunters given its timing (11 days before the firearms season), and a firearms

season that begins Nov. 10 statewide. (See the chart for “any deer” days, when hunters may

take a doe or a buck; NH Fish and Game uses “any deer” days to manage deer populations.)

A Special Unit M permit allows hunters to take additional antlerless deer in WMU-M.

2010 Deer Hunting Seasons

Archery

Muzzleloader

fIrearm

Youth Hunt

DEFINITIONS

Season

IncluSIve Dates

Wildlife

Management

Units

Antlered deer only Sept. 15–Sept. 30 Statewide

Any deer Oct. 1–Dec. 8

WMU A — NOTE: Archery deer

season ends one week early.

Antlered Deer:

Deer with at least one antler three (3)

inches long.

Any Deer:

All deer regardless of sex or age.

Any deer Oct. 1–Dec. 15 B – M

Antlered deer only Oct. 30–Nov. 9 A, B, C1, C2, D1, E, F, G, I1, I2, J1

Any deer

Oct. 30 ONLY

D2, J2

Antlered deer only Oct. 31–Nov. 9

Any deer Oct. 30–Oct. 31

K

Antlered deer only Nov. 1–Nov. 9

Any deer Oct. 30–Nov. 1

H1, H2

Antlered deer only Nov. 2–Nov. 9

Any deer Oct. 30–Nov. 5

L

Antlered deer only Nov. 6–Nov. 9

Any deer Oct. 30–Nov. 9 M

Antlered deer only Nov. 10–Nov. 28

WMU A — NOTE: Regular firearm

deer season ends one week early.

Antlered deer only Nov. 10–Dec. 5 B, C1, C2, D1, E, F, G, I1, I2, J1

Any deer

Nov. 10 ONLY

D2, J2

Antlered deer only Nov. 11–Dec. 5

Any deer Nov. 10–Nov 11

K

Antlered deer only Nov. 12–Dec. 5

Any deer Nov. 10–Nov. 12

H1, H2

Antlered deer only Nov. 13–Dec. 5

Any deer Nov. 10–Nov. 16

L

Antlered deer only Nov. 17–Dec. 5

Any deer Nov. 10–Nov. 19

M

Antlered deer only Nov. 20–Dec. 5

Oct. 23 & 24 any deer statewide; see page 16 for details.

If you are using a special deer permit,

you are not allowed to take two deer at

the same time. The first deer taken must

be registered before you attempt to take

a second deer.

Deer Hunting

Licensing Requirements

All hunters, with the exception of those eligible

to use the special deer tag (see page 40),

must have a valid deer tag that has not been

detached from their license/permit. Deer

may be hunted using a variety of licenses

and tags as described below.

Archery License: allows the taking of one

deer of either sex during the archery deer

season (antlered deer only Sept. 15–30).

Regular Hunting or Combination License:

allows the taking of one deer during the

regular firearms deer season (Wildlife Management

Unit restrictions apply).

Muzzleloader License: allows the holder

of a Regular NH Hunting License to take a

deer during the special muzzleloading deer

season, using the firearms deer tag. Nonresident

youths must purchase this license

to participate in the muzzleloader season.

This license does not include a separate tag.

Deer Crossbow License: allows the holder of

a Regular NH Hunting License to take a deer

with a crossbow during the regular firearms

deer season, using the firearms deer tag. This

license does not include a separate tag.

Special Archery Deer Permit: allows the

taking of one additional antlered deer using

bow and arrow during the archery deer

season. Each hunter is limited to one of these

permits. Archery hunters may only buy this

permit when purchasing their regular archery

license. This permit may be used to

tag the first deer taken by archery if it is

legally antlered. All ages.

Special Unit M Permit: allows the taking of

antlerless deer in WMU M, in addition to

deer taken using a Regular NH Hunting or

Archery License. It may be used on any day

during any deer season the hunter holds a

license for (archery, muzzleloader or firearm).

All ages. neW FOR 2010: Special Unit

M 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).

Long Island and Governor’s Island Deer

Permits: allows the taking of deer on Long

and Governor’s Islands, respectively.

Written landowner permission required

on forms available at the Region 2 office

in New Hampton or at Headquarters in

Concord. Many special restrictions apply;

see www.huntnh.com. All ages.

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Deer Hunting Regulations

Hunting Hours: ½ hour before sunrise to

½ hour after sunset.

Deer must be registered at the closest

open registration station within 24 hours.

See page 28 for a listing of stations. A conservation

officer may request to see the head

and hide of a deer taken under an archery

license within 48 hours of killing. It is unlawful

to hunt deer with a rimfire firearm.

No shotgun ammunition, other than slugs or

00 or larger buckshot, may be used to take

deer. Exception: Buckshot is prohibited for

taking deer in Auburn, Chester, Greenland,

Newington, Portsmouth and Stratham.

NEW FOR 2010 — ARCHERY SEASON

The archery deer season is antlered deer

only September 15 – September 30 statewide.

Any deer may be taken on the regular

archery deer license beginning October 1.

This is intended to help deer populations

increase to population goals.

NEW FOR 2010 — WMU-A

The 2-point minimum antler restriction

has been removed. 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. The 2-point APR was

removed due to concerns over the long-term

negative effect on deer genetics.

Archery

Archers must have their name and address

on arrows. Fixed blade broadheads cannot

be less than ⅞ inches wide and not more

than 1½ inches wide. Retractable blade

broadheads are permitted (must be not less

than ⅞ of an inch wide when open). Minimum

draw weight for deer is 40 lbs.

Muzzleloader

To hunt deer during the muzzleloader season,

a person needs a Regular NH Hunting

License, plus a Muzzleloader License. A

muzzleloader is defined as a single barrel,

single shot firearm (40 caliber or greater)

that can only be loaded from the muzzle.

Only one deer may be taken with a muzzleloader

or firearm with the firearm tag.

No person shall have in possession, while

taking deer during the muzzleloader season,

more than one muzzleloading rifle and

one muzzleloading handgun. No separate

muzzleloader tag is issued.

AntLered/Any Deer—Definitions

• Antlered Deer: Deer with at least one

antler three (3) inches long.

• Any Deer: All deer regardless of sex or

age.

Crossbows

A crossbow means a device consisting of a

bow mounted to a rigid stock for discharging

quarrels, bolts, or arrows and having a

mechanical means to hold and release the

drawn string. A bolt means a short projectile

for a crossbow that resembles an arrow.

A crossbow shall have a minimum pull of

125 pounds, a working mechanical safety

and a stock no less than 25 inches in length.

See page 8 for more information on crossbow

permits.

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Deer Hunting

Bear Brook Refuge

Deer may be hunted in the Bear Brook Refuge

with bow and arrow only by persons

holding a valid Archery License. No firearms

are allowed in Bear Brook Refuge.

Chronic Wasting Disease

To help prevent the introduction of Chronic

Wasting Disease (CWD) into New Hampshire,

the importation of hunter-killed whitetailed,

black-tailed or mule deer, moose and

elk carcasses or parts of such carcasses from

CWD-positive jurisdictions is prohibited

except for: de-boned meat; antlers; antlers

attached to skull caps from which all soft

tissue has been removed; upper canine teeth

(also known as “buglers,” “whistlers” or “ivories”)

from which all soft tissue has been

removed; hides or capes with no part of the

head attached; finished taxidermy mounts;

and tissues prepared and packaged for

use by diagnostic or research laboratories.

CWD-positive jurisdictions include: In the

U.S., Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan,

Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,

New Mexico, New York, North Dakota,

Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia,

West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming; in

Canada, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Great Bay National

Wildlife Refuge

A 2-day deer hunt will be held Nov. 13 and

14, 2010 on the Great Bay National Wildlife

Refuge. Applications and information

on procedures and fees will be available

after Aug. 9, from: Parker River National

Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike,

Newburyport, MA 01950, (978) 465-5753.

Hunters must have a valid firearms deer tag

or Special Unit M tag to participate. Send

completed application to: NH Fish and

Game Dept., 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH

03301, Attn: Wildlife Div. Application must

be received by 4 p.m., October 1, 2010, or be

postmarked by September 24, 2010.

It Is Unlawful To:

• hunt deer with a .22 or less rimfire firearm,

or with shot loads smaller than 00

buckshot.

• kill any deer with antlers less than 3 inches

during the Antlered Only deer season.

• use 100% salt products as bait for deer

hunting.

• have more than 6 people participate in a

joint drive for deer.

• hunt deer or bear on islands, or in the

water of any lake or pond in the state;

• leave a deer in the woods for more than 12

hours without notifying a Conservation

Officer as to the location and reason for

not removing the deer.

• buy, sell or offer for sale a deer or any part

thereof, other than the head, hide or feet.

• possess a deer that hasn’t been properly

tagged.

• possess a detached deer tag. Upon killing

a deer, the tag shall be immediately filled

out and attached to the deer.

• assist another in taking a deer after you

have taken one, unless you possess a valid

unused tag or are accompanying a minor.

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Towns With Special Rules

Deer hunting is allowed only by shotgun, muzzleloading rifle,

handguns in calibers .357 Magnum, 10mm Automatic, .41 Remington,

.44 Magnum, .45 Long Colt, .480 Ruger or .50 Magnum,

or bow and arrow or crossbow in the following towns:

Belknap: Laconia; Meredith Neck: the part from the Meredith-

Center Harbor line to Pleasant Street south and east of Route 25.

Hillsborough: Amherst; Bedford; Brookline; Goffstown; Hollis;

Hudson; Litchfield; Manchester; Merrimack; Milford; Nashua;

Pelham.

Merrimack: Concord; Hooksett: that part lying from the town

line of Allenstown, on the westerly side of Route 3, to a point where

the old Portsmouth Railroad crosses the highway, then south of

the railroad to the town line of Candia; Pembroke: that part lying

south westerly of the following line: starting at the Concord town

line at Red Bridge on Rte. 106, south to Burrough (Borough) Road,

then easterly on Burrough (Borough) Road to Fourth Range Road,

then southerly on Fourth Range Road to Dudley Hill Road, south

on Dudley Hill Road to Buck Street, northeast on Buck Street to

Route 28, south on Route 28 to the Allenstown town line. (See

Bow, below).

Rockingham: Atkinson; Auburn*; Brentwood; Chester*; Danville;

Derry; East Kingston; Exeter; Fremont; Greenland*;

Hampstead; Hampton; Hampton Falls; Kensington; Kingston;

Londonderry; New Castle; Newfields; Newington*; Newmarket;

Newton; North Hampton; Plaistow; Portsmouth*; Rye; Salem;

Sandown; Seabrook; South Hampton; Stratham*; Windham.

Strafford: Durham; Madbury; Lee; Dover; Rollinsford;

Somersworth.

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Additional Restrictions

Bow: All hunting is forbidden in the following area with any firearm

other than a shotgun, muzzleloading rifle or bow and arrow

or crossbow: southeast from the Concord-Bow boundary line

along the west bank of the Merrimack River, then westerly along

the Bow-Hooksett boundary line, then northerly along I-93, then

westerly along Robinson Road, then northwest along Branch Londonderry

Turnpike East, then southerly along Woodhill Road, then

southwesterly along Dunbarton Center Road to the Bow-Dunbarton

boundary line, then northwesterly along the Bow-Dunbarton

boundary line to the Bow-Hopkinton boundary line, then easterly

along the Bow-Hopkinton boundary line to the Bow-Concord

boundary line, then southeasterly and easterly along the Bow-

Concord boundary line to the west bank of the Merrimack River.

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Rubs, Tracks & Scrapes

When deer season arrives, thousands of hunters

are out in the New Hampshire 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 at various

times of day, and careful observation while there, will

help you determine the routines of the local deer and

improve your chances on opening day.

The key signs to look for in the quest for whitetails:

Tracks and trails

The most common sign that deer leave behind is their tracks.

On soft ground or in snow, it’s easier to see a track’s outline

and gauge its freshness. Follow fresh tracks and there’s a

small chance you’ll actually run into the deer that made

them; more likely, you’ll learn that deer are or have recently

been in the area. You can also look for “game trails,” paths

worn in the duff or snow that indicate a path is commonly

used by deer or other large animals. A trail timer or camera

can give you insight on who is using the trail and when.

24 2010/11 New Hampshire Hunting & Trapping Digest


Rubs

When a deer rubs its antlers against a

tree, the resulting abrasion in the tree

bark is called, predictably, a “rub.” These

rubs may be seen just about anywhere

in the woods where male deer travel. If

you see rubs on several trees in a row,

that’s a “rub line”—made by a dominant

buck when defining his territory. Find

a rub line, and you’ve identified a place

that a buck may frequent in his search

for a female.

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During the rut, a buck “paws” the

ground, scuffing away leaves, grasses

and dirt to create a shallow ovalshaped

scrape in the earth. The buck

then urinates on the scrape; often,

he’ll also break, chew and rub his facial

glands on a “licking branch” overhead.

The scents left on the ground

and the branch are an apparent attractant

to female deer. A scrape is a

telltale sign that a buck’s been in the

neighborhood.

Keeping New Hampshire Deer Safe From CWD

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a wildlife disease related to BSE or “mad cow” disease and

scrapie in sheep. It is fatal to deer and other cervids such as elk and possibly moose. Based

on the results of Fish and Game Department CWD monitoring efforts in which over 2,700 deer

have been tested since 2002, CWD does not currently exist in New Hampshire. Activities that

artificially concentrate deer greatly increase the spread of the disease and make control much

more difficult. Please do not feed deer—ever.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found no evidence that CWD is transmissible

to humans. Nonetheless, we recommend the following common-sense measures to prevent

possible exposure to all wildlife diseases: 1) wear rubber gloves when field dressing your game,

2) bone out the meat from your animal, 3) wash your hands, knives etc. when done, and 4)

avoid eating brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils and lymph nodes of harvested animals.

The importation of hunter-killed white-tailed, black-tailed or mule deer, moose and elk from

CWD-positive jurisdictions is prohibited except for: de-boned meat; antlers; antlers attached

to skull caps from which all soft tissue has been removed; upper canine teeth clean of all soft

tissue; hides or capes with no part of the head attached; and taxidermy mounts. CWD-positive

jurisdictions include: In the U.S., Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,

Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah,

Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming; in Canada, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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Deer Hunting

Are you aware of a

poaching situation?

Have you witnessed a

wildlife crime?

Call Operation Game Thief

24-HOUR HOTLINE: 1-800-344-4262

REPORT THESE FACTS:

• Date

• Time

• Vehicle Description

• Violation

• License Number

• Travel Direction

• Road/Route

• Description of Person(s)

Report violations online, any time: www.HuntNH.com/OGT

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Trophy Deer Program

This program recognizes hunters in three

categories—archery, firearm and muzzleloader—

who take whitetails weighing 200 lbs. or more.

RULES:

1. All hunters are eligible.

2. Only deer weighing 200 lbs. or more, and taken in New Hampshire

by legal means during the open season, are eligible.

3. All entries will be on official entry blanks provided in this

book, or by the NH Antler and Skull Trophy Club.

4. Weights must be witnessed by the station operator or a Fish

and Game employee.

5. All weights will be for field-dressed deer. A field-dressed

animal is one which has all organs of the chest and abdominal

cavities removed (including heart, lungs, intestines, etc.). The

animal must be weighed intact. A deer must weigh at least

200 lbs. to qualify.

6. The NH Antler and Skull Trophy Club coordinates this program.

They reserve the right to question any witnesses, to

examine the scales used for weighing any entry and to refuse

any questionable application.

7. Winners will be notified by mail following the deer season.

8. Please supply a photo for inclusion in the next record book.

Use the Trophy Deer Entry Form, below.

CURRENT NH RECORDS ARE:

Archery: 255 lbs.; Belknap County—2007

Muzzleloader: 277 lbs.; Coos County—1998

Firearm: 289.25 lbs.; Coos County—1985

Rules for Safe Hunting

1. Control the muzzle of your firearm. It should be pointed in a safe

direction at all times. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded!

2. Be sure of your target and look beyond, before you ever raise

your firearm or draw your bow.

3. Wear hunter orange to make yourself more visible to other

hunters. Never assume you are alone in the woods.

TROPHY DEER ENTRY FORM

I hereby swear that the following statements are true, that in

taking this deer I complied with all legal requirements, and that the

witness hereto actually observed the weighing of this deer.

Hunter’s Name (print) _______________________________

Street____________________________________________

City__________________________State______Zip_______

Tel.______________________________________________

Scale Location_____________________________________

Weight____________lbs. Antler points______________

Method: q bow & arrow q muzzleloader q firearm

Registration Station ________________________________

Date taken _______________________________________

Town of kill _______________________________________

Hunter’s signature __________________________________

I hereby swear that I witnessed the weighing of the deer described

above, and verify the weight and other information given.

Witness signature __________________________________

Submit this application no later than December 31, 2010 to:

Trophy Deer Program, NH Antler and Skull Trophy Club,

22 Scribner Rd., Raymond, NH 03077. Tel. (603) 895-9947.

All entries will be published in the club's bi-annual trophy book. If you

desire a patch, please include $5.00 with your application. Make checks

payable to: NHASTC.

26 2010/11 New Hampshire Hunting & Trapping Digest


Wild turkeys in New Hampshire are a wildlife restoration

success story. The state now offers generous spring and

fall turkey hunting opportunities, as well as a special

youth hunt, April 30–May 1, 2011. The highest concentration

of turkeys is in the Connecticut River Valley—though they are

well distributed throughout the state, and their clucks, purrs and

gobbles may be heard just about anywhere!

Turkey Hunting Licensing Requirements

Adult hunters (16 or older) must have a Regular NH Hunting or

Archery License and a turkey license to hunt turkey. Youth hunters

(under 16 years of age) do not need a hunting, combination

or archery license, but they do need a turkey license. Each turkey

license comes with two tags: one valid for taking one bearded bird

during the spring season, and one valid for taking one bird of

either sex in the fall. Fall hunting may be done statewide (except

WMU-A) with bow and arrow during the fall archery season, or

with a shotgun during the fall shotgun season in those units where

allowed (see season chart below).

Turkey HUNTING Regulations

Hunting Hours:

• Fall: ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour

after sunset.

• Spring: ½ hour before sunrise to 12 noon.

Turkey must be tagged immediately upon

killing. Registration of a fully feathered intact

carcass is required within 24 hours

of taking. The turkey may be gutted. See

page 28 for list of Turkey Registration Stations.

Shotguns must be 10, 12, 16 or 20 gauge

using shot sizes 2, 4, 5, or 6.

A person who has taken a turkey may assist

another properly licensed turkey hunter by

calling only. The person assisting by calling

shall not possess a firearm or bow and arrow.

Archery

Archers must have their name and address

on arrows. Fixed blade broadheads cannot

be less than ⅞ inches wide; there is no upper

size limit. Retractable blade broadheads

are permitted (must be not less than ⅞ of

an inch wide when open). Minimum draw

weight for turkeys is 30 lbs.

It is unlawful to:

• possess a turkey that hasn’t been properly

tagged.

• possess a detached turkey tag. Upon killing

a turkey the tag shall be filled out and

immediately attached to the turkey.

• take a turkey with a rifle, dogs (during

spring season), bait, electronic calling devices,

live decoys, by cooperative drives

or while the turkey is in a tree.

turkey Hunting Seasons

Season

WILDLIFE

MANAGEMENT UNITS

See pages 18–19 for detailed descriptions of

WMUs or go to www.HuntNH.com.

FALL SHOTGUN

TURKEY SEASON

Oct. 11–15, 2010

New in 2010

Turkey fall shotgun units: Fall

shotgun season (October 11–15,

2010) has been expanded to include

WMUs J1, J2, L and M.

Inclusive Dates

Fall Archery Sept. 15–Dec. 15, 2010 B–M

Fall Shotgun Oct. 11–Oct. 15, 2010

www.HuntNH.com 27

Lebanon

89

89

Claremont

H1

123

Keene

10

H2

G

I2

123

9

202

93

D2

118

25A

VERMONT

Bath

Wildlife Management

Units

D1

K

3

3

F

B

LOST

NATION

ROAD

GRANGE

ROAD

NORTH

ROAD

93 Lincoln

A

C2

110

C1Berlin

115

2

E

25

113

Plymouth

25B

109

104 Laconia

93

4

Franklin

11

I1

93

89

202

D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1,

J2, K, L, M

Lancaster

202

9

Stark

16

110 110A

112

Concord

4

93

J2

Manchester

293

101

13

Nashua

MASSACHUSETTS

CANADA

Pittsburg

Colebrook

26

16

113A

113

J1

L

M

16

2

Conway

302

Rochester

202

101

Season Limit

Combined limit:

1 turkey

Spring May 3–May 31, 2011 Statewide 1

Youth Hunt April 30–May 1, 2011 Statewide 1

Hen

or

Gobbler?

Turkey Hunting

GOBBLER feature HEN

red, blue and white colors Head blue-gray color

black Body light, rusty-brown

long bristle-like beard Beard usually no beard

usually ½-inch or longer spurs Spurs no spurs

gobble, drum Calls yelp, cluck, cut

strut with tail fan and wing droop Strut no strut

larger than hen Size ½ to ⅔ size of gobbler

MAINE

Portsmouth


Deer/Turkey Registration Stations *

Note: Registration stations are subject to change.

Please check www.huntnh.com for an updated list.

Belknap

Carroll

Cheshire

Coos

Grafton

TOWN / CITY

LOCATION

PHONE

(603)

Deer/

Turkey

Deer

Scales?

Alton East Alton General Store LLC 875-3113 D N

Barnstead Barnstead Country Store 269-8144 D/T Y

Belmont Belmont Hardware 267-8510 D/T Y

Ctr Barnstead White Buffalo Trading Post 269-3378 D/T Y

Laconia Martel's Bait & Sport Shop 528-3474 D/T Y

Meredith AJ's Bait & Tackle 279-3152 D/T Y

Meredith Ctr Meredith Center Store 279-4315 D/T Y

Conway Usfs Saco Ranger Station 447-5448 D/T N

Freedom Freedom Market 539-7774 D/T Y

Jackson Wildcat Service Station 383-6691 D/T Y

Sanbornville Longmeadow Hardware 522-3604 D/T Y

Tamworth South Tamworth Country Store 323-7253 D/T Y

Tuftonboro Tuftonboro General Store 569-9859 D/T Y

Alstead Alstead Village Market 835-6758 D N

Dublin Dublin General Store 563-8401 D/T Y

Keene Frenchy's Bait & Tackle 352-1837 D/T Y

Marlow Marlow Grocery 446-3301 D/T Y

Walpole Drewsville Store 445-5120 D/T Y

Winchester Trader John's Gun Shop 239-4032 D/T Y

Carroll Fosters Crossroads 846-2283 D N

Clarksville 1st Clarksville Store 246-8989 D Y

Colebrook Ducrets Sporting Goods 237-4900 D N

Errol Great North Woods One Stop 482-3100 D Y

Errol Ll Cote 482-7777 D/T Y

Gorham Gorham Hardware and Sport Ctr 466-2312 D/T Y

Groveton Dk-n-Sons Auto Repair 636-0044 D/T Y

Jefferson Jefferson Old Corner Store 586-7722 D/T Y

Milan Gord's Corner Store 449-2236 D/T Y

N Stratford North Stratford Market 922-3312 D/T Y

Pittsburg Treats & Treasures 538-7472 D Y

Pittsburg Dube's Pittstop 538-9944 D/T Y

Randolph Lowe's Service Station 466-3950 D Y

Whitefield Lufkin's Service Center 837-2088 D/T Y

Bath The Brick Store 747-2074 D Y

Bath Swiftwater Way Station 747-2929 D/T Y

Bristol Newfound Sales 744-8658 D/T Y

Canaan Pleasant Valley Store 632-7507 D N

Enfield Proctor's General Store 632-4638 D/T Y

Lisbon Du-Ez In & Out 838-5581 D/T Y

Littleton Corey's Sport Shop Inc 444-6261 D/T Y

Littleton Poulsen's General Store 444-7718 D/T Y

Lyme Lyme Country Store 795-2213 D N

N Haverhill Patten's Sporting Goods 787-6964 D/T N

N Woodstock Charlies Gun & Sport 745-6112 D/T N

Orford Patterson Grocery & Deli 353-4703 D/T Y

Piermont 4 Corners Store 272-9016 D N

Plymouth

Plymouth Fire Station

(7am–9pm)

536-1253 D/T Y

Wentworth Shawnee's General Store 764-5553 D/T Y

Hillsboro

Merrimack

Rockingham

Strafford

Sullivan

TOWN / CITY

LOCATION

PHONE

(603)

Deer/

Turkey

Deer

Scales?

Antrim Place-in-the-Woods 588-2446 D/T Y

Hillsboro Hillsboro Corner Store 478-3335 D Y

Hillsboro Morse Sporting Goods 464-3444 T

Manchester Wildlife Taxidermy & Sport 625-9958 D/T Y

Milford Milford Fish Hatchery 673-1416 D/T Y

Nashua J-Don's Variety 889-5742 D/T N

New Ipswich Hoppy's Country Store 878-1700 D/T N

Weare Dave's Taxidermy 529-7318 D/T Y

Boscawen Marshall Firearms 753-4313 D Y

Danbury Smith River Trading Post 768-3413 D/T Y

Franklin

Franklin Fire Department

(7am–9pm)

934-2205 D/T N

Henniker Henniker Farm & Country Store 428-3255 D/T Y

Loudon Speedway Convenience 783-0312 D Y

Pembroke Montminy's Country Store 485-5122 D/T Y

Salisbury Crossroads Country Store 648-2221 D N

Salisbury Barn Store Of New England 648-2888 D/T Y

Candia Candia Getty (Bp) 483-0313 D/T N

Chester Chester Hardware 887-4544 D/T Y

Deerfield Blue Bowl Consignments 496-6080 D N

Derry Al's Gun & Reel Shop 432-2708 D N

East Kingston Jewett's General Store 642-3311 D/T Y

Greenland Suds N Soda Sports Outlet 431-6320 D/T Y

Hampton Defiant Lobster Co 926-3910 D Y

Newmarket L & M Variety 659-3311 D Y

Plaistow Stateline Guns Ammo & Archery 382-4131 D/T Y

Raymond Radio Grove Hardware 895-2233 D/T Y

W Nottingham Demmons Store 942-8840 D/T Y

Windham D J Rogers Collision 898-9750 D N

Barrington Brian's Archery Shop 332-1041 D/T Y

Madbury Taylor's Trading Post 742-5931 D/T Y

New Durham Hotspots Outfitters 859-3300 D/T Y

Strafford Isinglass Country Store 664-5622 D Y

Charlestown Rick's Electric Inc 826-3221 D Y

Claremont

Claremont Fire Department

(8am–9pm)

542-5156 D Y

Claremont Stearn's Archery & Taxidermy 542-4973 T

Cornish Cornish General Store 542-0660 D Y

Newport

Newport Fire-Ems

(7am–7pm)

863-1416 D Y

Plainfield Meriden Deli-Mart 469-3222 D/T Y

* Call for open hours.

Hunt for the Hungry

Hunt for the Hungry, a cooperative program of the New Hampshire

Food Bank in Manchester and Gun Owners of NH, enables you

to donate part or all of your kill to help feed the hungry in our

communities. The NH Food Bank provides food to more than 400

agencies, food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, elderly

services and group homes. For information or to make a donation,

call Michele Garron at the NH Food Bank, (603) 669-9725.

28 2010/11 New Hampshire Hunting & Trapping Digest


Bear Hunting

New Hampshire’s bear hunters can take advantage of three

seasons: stalking (“general”), dog season, and baiting season.

Bears are found statewide, with the highest densities

in central NH and the White Mountains. Hunters can buy a Bear

License online or at any license agent—no lottery needed.

2010 BEAR HUNTING SEASONS

Bear Hunting Licensing Requirements

Adult hunters (age 16 and older) must have a valid Regular NH

Hunting or Archery License, and a Bear License and valid tag to

hunt black bear. Youth hunters (under 16 years of age) do not need

a Regular NH Hunting, Combination or Archery License, but they

do need a Bear License and valid tag.

Bear HUNTING Regulations

Hunting Hours: ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.

Successful hunters must notify a Conservation Officer within 12

hours of taking a bear by calling (603) 271-3361 between 7 a.m. and

7 p.m., and may be required to take a department employee to the

kill site. Within 24 hours after time of kill, the hunter must exhibit

the bear, with reproductive organs intact, to a conservation officer.

Black bear may only be taken by firearms larger than .22 rimfire,

shotgun loaded with a single ball, muzzleloader not less than

.40 cal., or bow and arrow of at least 40 lbs. draw weight.

Archery

Archers must have their name and address on arrows. Fixed blade

broadheads cannot be less than ⅞ inches wide and not more than

1½ inches wide. Retractable blade broadheads are permitted (must

be not less than ⅞ of an inch wide when open). Minimum draw

weight for bear is 40 lbs.

To Bait Bear

A Permit to Bait Wildlife and map of the bait site must be filed with

the local conservation officer before placing the bait. No person except

a licensed NH Hunting Guide shall place bait for the purpose of

attracting bear at more than 2 bait sites. No person except a licensed

NH Hunting Guide shall have more than one bait site in WMUs A, B,

D1, H1, H2, I2, K, L, and M. Baiting permit applications are available

at regional offices. Baiting permit applications for state-managed lands

and the White Mountain National Forest are accepted at regional

offices April 1 through August 1. No bait may be placed between

April 15 and August 31. See additional baiting regulations on page 12.

Season Inclusive Dates Wildlife Management Units

General

Season

Baiting

Season

Dog Season

Sept. 1–Sept. 21

Sept. 1–Nov. 9

Sept. 1–Nov. 23

Sept. 1–Sept. 21

Sept. 1–Sept. 28

Sept. 20–Nov. 9

CLOSED

H2, K, L, M

A, B, C2, D1, G, H1, I1, I2,

J1, J2

C1, D2, E, F

G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L, M

A, B, C1, C2, D1, D2, E, F

A, B, C1, C2, D1, D2, E, F, G,

H1, I1, I2, J1, J2

H2, K, L, M

Walking Eagle Outfitters

To Hunt Bear with Dogs

A free Take Bear With Dogs Permit is mandatory for anyone attempting

to take bear with hounds. Nonresidents may hunt bear

with dogs only if hunting bear with dogs by NH residents is allowed

in their state of residency. New for 2010: Permits now available

at Fish and Game in Concord, Regional Offices and through local

Conservation Officers.

It is unlawful to:

• hunt bear with a .22 rimfire rifle, or a shotgun loaded with any

ammunition other than a single ball;

• take more than one bear in a calendar year;

• buy, sell or offer for sale a bear or any part thereof, other than

the head, hide or feet;

• possess a bear that hasn’t been properly tagged;

• possess a detached bear tag. Upon killing a bear, the tag shall

be immediately filled out and attached to the bear;

• assist another in taking a bear after you have taken one, unless

you are accompanying a minor.

Pittsburg, NH

Lake Francis Country store & Walking Eagle Outfitters

1624 Main street · Pittsburg, NH · 03592

(603) 538-9699

Lake Francis Country store is a full country store offering everything

you can think of—from deli and grocery to hardware.

Walking Eagle Outfitters is a sister company that offers hunting and

fishing supplies—from tackle and ammo to clothing such as Carhartt,

Woolrich, Real Tree and Under Armour. We also have state-certified

hunting guides—certified in first aid and CPR—available for all your

hunting needs including deer, moose and bear. State-authorized blue

tick bloodhounds are also available for tracking deer.

Come and get a boxed lunch or gourmet

coffee to take out on the stand! Stop by to

see the biggest map of Pittsburg, the #3

Boone & Crockett State of NH record buck

or to say “Hi” to Phil & Heather Marrotte!

www.HuntNH.com 29


NH Moose Hunt Lottery

Charles H. Willey

Jeff and Lisa Cantara got this nice 2½-year-old

bull in Randolph during the 2009 NH Moose

Hunt.

Courtesy Photo

The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 395 people who have been offered permits in the

world-class New Hampshire moose hunt, October 16-24, 2010. They are the lucky winners

in the NH Fish and Game Department’s annual moose hunt permit lottery.

Moose hunting permits are offered to successful lottery applicants following a random

computer-generated drawing in June. Your odds of winning improve every consecutive year

you apply, thanks to a bonus point system. Entering the lottery costs just $15 for residents

and $25 for nonresidents. The odds of winning are some of the best in the nation! Permit

holders may select one person of any age to join them on the moose hunt. The NH moose

hunt success rate averages 65 percent statewide, and much higher in northern areas.

New Hampshire has had an annual moose hunt since 1988, thanks to the recovery

of the state’s moose populations. The availability of moose hunting permits, with some

issued for every area of the state during the nine-day season, is made possible by careful

management of moose populations. The resulting sustainable annual harvest of moose

helps to regulate moose numbers and provides a unique recreational opportunity for

sportsmen and women.

Why not try your luck? Applications for the 2011 NH moose hunt lottery will be available

in late January 2011; watch www.huntnh.com for your chance to apply online or by mail.

For license/permit fees, success rates by region and WMU, a photo gallery of past hunts,

and Q&As on the moose hunt and the lottery, visit www.huntnh.com.

NH Moose Hunt Permit Auction

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire will auction five moose hunting permits for the

2011 moose hunt as part of a program to support the conservation of wildlife and natural places in

NH. The permits allow the holder to harvest one moose of either sex in a wildlife management unit of

the holder’s choice. All auction proceeds benefit the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.

Bidder’s packets become available in the spring, and bids are opened in early August. Visit

www.wildnh.com/foundation or contact the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH, PO Box 3993,

Concord, NH 03301.

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is the official non-profit partner of the New

Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The Foundation raises money to support projects such as

improvements at Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. Funding for the Foundation’s

grant program comes from individual and corporate donors, as well as the annual moose

hunt permit auction.

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH:

Investing in New Hampshire now, to conserve wildlife

and natural areas for future generations.

Presenting sponsor, National Hunting and

Fishing Day Celebration, Sept. 25

Contact (603) 545-4873 or coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org

for information, or to make your tax-deductible donation.

FUN FACTS

• Average dressed weight of all yearling bulls

taken in NH in 2009 was 435 pounds. The

average dressed weight of all bulls aged 5.5

and older in 2009 was 751 pounds.

• The largest bull moose ever taken in NH

weighed in at 1,040 pounds, dressed

weight, taken in 1993. Live weight of this

moose would have been approximately

1,400 pounds. The largest cow ever taken

dressed at 815 pounds.

• Greatest antler spread measurement for

moose taken in New Hampshire is 68 inches.

This bull was 9.5 years of age, had 22 points

and weighed 785 pounds dressed. The antler

beam diameter was 67mm—over 2½ inches!

• Moose have been taken with the use of conventional

firearms and archery, handguns,

muzzleloaders (including flintlocks) and the

longbow. In 2009, 97% of hunters took their

moose using a rifle or shotgun.

• Typically, more than 60% of the harvest

occurs in the first 3 days of the season.

• Successful hunters typically spend 20 hours

or more hunting.

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Small Game Hunting

2010 small game HUNTING SEASONS

Species

Cottontail Rabbit

Inclusive Dates

Oct. 1–Dec. 31

Falconry Season:

Oct. 1–Mar. 15

SHADED AREAS CLOSED TO

COTTONTAIL RABBIT HUNTING

Wildlife

Management

Units

H2, K, L, M

(except for

closed areas,

see map below)

Daily

Limit

Season

Limit

2 No

Gray Squirrel Sept. 1–Dec. 31 All 5 No

Pheasant* Oct. 1–Dec. 31 All 2 10

Quail, Chukar,

Hungarian/

European

Partridge

Ruffed Grouse

(Partridge)

Red Squirrel

& Woodchuck

Snowshoe Hare Oct. 1–Mar. 31

* Pheasant License required.

Oct. 1–Dec. 31 All 4 No

Oct. 1–Dec. 31 All 4 No

No closed season All No No

A, B, C1, C2, D1,

D2, E, F, G, J1

H1, H2, I1, I2,

J2, K, L, M

3

2

No

Small Game species in New Hampshire are: ruffed grouse,

pheasant, quail, Hungarian/European partridge, chukar,

cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, gray squirrel and migratory

game birds including waterfowl (see page 32). NH Fish and Game

stocks more than 13,000 pheasants at 50+ sites around the state.

SMALL GAME HUNTING LicensING REQUIREMENTS

To hunt for small game, a resident must have a current Regular NH

Hunting License or Archery License. A nonresident must have a

Regular NH Hunting or Archery License or a Small Game License.

No license is required for youth hunters (under age 16); youth

must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older.

Migratory bird hunters, see next page for additional requirements.

Pheasant Hunting Licensing Requirements

All pheasant hunters, with the exception of youth hunters who

are accompanied by a properly licensed adult, must have either a

valid Regular NH Hunting, Combination or Non-resident Small

Game License, in addition to a Pheasant License.

SMALL GAME HUNTING REGULATIONS

Hunting Hours: ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset,

except for migratory birds (see page 32).

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Migratory Bird Hunting

2010–2011 migratory bird HUNTING SEASONS

Crow

Species

Inclusive Dates

Aug. 15–Nov. 30;

Mar. 16–Mar. 31, 2011

Daily

Limit

No

Season Limit

Snipe Sept. 15–Nov. 4 8 No

Waterfowl*

Ducks and Geese: Seasons, bag limits and special regulations

not covered in this digest will be published in Sept.

Call (603) 271-2462 or 3211 for information.

Woodcock Oct. 6–Nov. 4 3 No

* Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

Waterfowl hunting seasons (i.e. ducks and geese) are not found

in this guide because the season-setting process and timing is

established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in conjunction

with their statutory authority to regulate the take of migratory species.

Season dates, bag limits and restricted areas are available

in early September each year and distributed separately from this

publication. See www.huntnh.com in early September for updated

information on waterfowl hunting.

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Migratory bird hunting in New Hampshire includes woodcock,

ducks and geese, snipe and crows. A special youth

waterfowl season (September 25–26, 2010) allows hunters

ages 15 and younger to hunt in advance of the regular season.

MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING

Licensing Requirements

To hunt for migratory birds, a resident must have a current Regular

NH Hunting License or Archery License. A nonresident must have

a Regular NH Hunting or Archery License or a Small Game License.

No license is required for youth hunters (under age 16); youth

must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older.

In addition, duck and goose hunters 16 and older must have a:

• state Migratory Waterfowl License;

• H.I.P. certification number to hunt ducks or geese; and

• Federal Duck Stamp with the hunter’s named signed across

the face. The Federal Duck Stamp can be purchased at any

US Post Office.

Hunters pursuing snipe and woodcock do not need either the

state migratory waterfowl license or the federal duck stamp, but

they do need the HIP certification.

HIP applicants must call 1-800-207-6183 or go to the online

licensing site at www.huntnh.com to obtain a HIP permit number

at no cost.

MIGRATORY BIRD Hunting RegUlations

Hunting Hours:

• Waterfowl, woodcock, snipe: ½ hour before sunrise to sunset.

• Crow: ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.

It is unlawful to hunt migratory birds with a shotgun larger

than 10 gauge or use a shotgun capable of holding more than 3

rounds of ammunition: one in the chamber, and the magazine

must be plugged to hold no more than 2 rounds. It is illegal to

possess any shotgun shells containing lead shot while hunting

migratory waterfowl.

Placing bait or hunting over baited areas is prohibited. It is also

unlawful to have a loaded firearm in a motorboat under power

or hunt from a motorboat or sailboat until all forward motion

has ceased.

Areas closed to waterfowl hunting

Certain areas in Portsmouth and Rye and Back Channel in New

Castle are closed to waterfowl hunting. For a list and description

of these and other closed areas throughout the state, contact the

Fish and Game office nearest you or write to NH Fish and Game,

11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

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Furbearer Hunting

2010–2011 FURBEARER HUNTING SEASONS

Ten Commandments of

Hunting Safety

Coyote

Species

Inclusive Dates

No closed season;

Night hunting allowed,

Jan. 1–Mar. 31

Daily

Limit

No

Season

Limit

Fisher Dec. 1, 2010–Jan. 31, 2011 No 10*

Fox (Red & Gray),

Opossum, Skunk,

Raccoon, Weasel

Mink & Muskrat

No

Sept. 1, 2010–March 31, 2011 No No

Oct. 15, 2010–April 10, 2011

Nov. 1, 2010–April 10, 2011

WMUs

A–F

WMUs

G–M

No

No

1. Control the muzzle! Always keep it pointed in a safe

direction.

2. Treat every firearm with the respect due a loaded firearm.

3. Be sure of your target and what lies beyond.

4. Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions.

5. Unload firearms when not in use.

6. Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.

7. Never climb a fence or tree, jump a ditch, or run, with a

loaded firearm.

8. Never shoot at a flat, hard surface, or at water.

9. Store firearms and ammunition separately.

10. Avoid alcoholic beverages or other mood-altering drugs

before or during shooting.

* The statewide bag limit is 10 fisher per hunter (combined with

trapping), with no more than 5 fisher from the combined area of

C1, D2, E, F, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L and M.

FURBEARER HUNTING licensing requirements

To hunt for furbearers, hunters must have a current Regular NH

Hunting License or an Archery License. A Small Game License

does not allow for the hunting of furbearers.

FURBEARER Hunting Regulations

Hunting Hours: ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.

There is no daily bag limit for coyote, fisher, red fox, gray fox,

opossum, skunk, weasel, mink, muskrat or raccoon.

There is no open hunting season for otter or beaver.

Coyote

• No closed season.

• Night Hunting: Coyotes may be hunted at night from Jan. 1

through March 31. Lights may be used, except from a motor vehicle,

snowmobile or OHRV. Coyote night hunters are restricted

to shotguns, .22 caliber rimfire, muzzleloaders or archery equipment

in those towns with special rules (see page 23).

• Electronic calling devices are legal.

• Written landowner permission, filed with the local conservation

officer, is required to hunt coyote at night or to place bait

for coyotes.

• Baiting is not permitted on ice-covered public waters.

Fisher

Sealing required within 10 days of the close of season.

Raccoon

Raccoon may be hunted at night. Must not use rifle or pistol larger

than .22 caliber, shot size not larger than number 4 birdshot. It is

illegal to take raccoons using a light from a motor vehicle or OHRV.

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Furbearer Trapping

2010–2011 trapping SEASONS

Species

Beaver, Muskrat,

Mink, Otter

Inclusive Dates

Oct. 15, 2010–

Apr. 10, 2011

Nov. 1, 2010–

Apr. 10, 2011

Fisher Dec. 1–Dec. 31

Red fox, Gray fox,

Raccoon, Opossum,

Skunk, Weasel

Coyote

Bobcat, Lynx,

Pine marten

Oct. 15–Dec. 31

Nov. 1, 2010–

Jan. 15, 2011

Oct. 15, 2010–

March 31, 2011

Nov. 1, 2010–

March 31, 2011

Wildlife

Management

Units

Season Limit

trapping licensing requirements

Any person (regardless of age), except resident landowners while

upon their own land or children under 16 years of age when accompanied

by a licensee 18 years of age or over, must have a license

to trap fur-bearing animals. This license can only be purchased

at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. Trapping Licenses

expire on June 30 of each year.

No person shall be issued a license to trap unless he or she

presents proof that he or she has completed a trapper education

course or has previously held a license to trap.

• Trapping License—Resident Minor: NH resident youths

(under age 16) may purchase this license with proof of Trapper

Education or a previous Trapping License. This license allows

youth trappers to trap without adult accompaniment.

• Nonresident Trapping Licenses: In order to be eligible for a NH

Trapping License, the applicant’s state or province must allow

nonresidents to trap within their jurisdictions.

Persons engaged in the practice of trapping nuisance animals are

required to possess a Wildlife Control Operator’s License, available

from Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

A–F

G–M

Otter: 10

Other: No

Statewide 10*

C1, D2, E, F, G,

H1, H2, I1, I2, J1,

J2, K, L M

A, B, C1, C2, D1,

D2, E, F

G, H1, H2, I1, I2,

J1, J2, K, L, M

A–F

G–M

CLOSED

* The statewide bag limit is 10 fisher per trapper (combined with

hunting), with no more than 5 fisher from the combined area of

C1, D2, E, F, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L and M.

5*

No

No

General TRAPPING Regulations

• Snares may be used for taking beaver and otter. Snares shall

only be set in water or under ice.

• All traps/snares must have the name of the person setting them,

either stamped or engraved in a legible and permanent manner

on the trap or on a durable tag securely affixed to the trap or

snare or chain holding the trap.

• Only New Hampshire residents may trap beaver and otter during

the NH open seasons.

• Otter sealing is required within 10 days of the close of the otter

season.

Fisher sealing is required within 10 days of the close of the

fisher season.

• There is no open season on bobcat, lynx or pine marten.

• No person may set, arrange or tend any trap/snare upon any

land or from the shores of any waters of which he is not the

owner or occupant unless he has signed, written permission,

and until a copy is filed with the conservation officer in whose

district said person is going to trap, together with a description

of the land on which trapping is to be done. The only exceptions

are traps/snares placed in public bodies of water as defined in

RSA 271:20 and on the following named rivers: Androscoggin,

Ammonoosuc, Ashuelot, Bearcamp, Contoocook, Connecticut,

Cocheco, Exeter, Lamprey, Mascoma, Merrimack, Merrymeeting,

Isinglass, Pemigewasset, Pine, Saco, Soucook, Suncook

and Winnipesaukee and their navigable tributaries. Navigable

tributaries are those waters from the tributary’s mouth to a point

upstream where a person can row a boat or paddle a canoe when

the water in the stream is in its ordinary condition.

• No person may set or arrange any trap in a public way, cart road

or path commonly used as a passageway by human beings or

domestic animals.

• Any trapper causing injury or damage to domestic animals, with

the exception of dogs at large, shall be liable to the owner. An

injury to a licensed dog at large shall be reported to the town

or city listed on the dog’s tag, and to the owner of the dog, if

known.

• No person may set or arrange any trap/snare in or under any

bridge, ditch or drainage system, whether artificial or natural,

within the limits of the right-of-way of any public highway

except by special permission of the executive director.

• A trapper must visit traps set at least once each calendar day. A

person trapping beaver through the ice must visit his traps at

least once each 72 hours.

• Trappers may use artificial lights to facilitate checking traps.

Checking traps by the use of lights from a motor vehicle is

prohibited.

• While checking traps at night, no person shall have in possession

a rifle, revolver or pistol larger than a .22 caliber long rifle,

or a shotgun with shells larger than number 4 birdshot.

• Annual Trapper’s Report due April 30: All persons licensed

to trap furbearing animals, whether they trapped or not, are

required to submit an Annual Trapper’s Report by April 30 of

each year.

• Fur Dealers must submit a completed “Fur Dealers’ Record

Book” (Furs Purchased—Form F&G 152, Furs Sold—Form

F&G 152A) to NH Fish and Game on or before July 30 of each

year. All licensees must carry on their persons a Form F&G

152 when buying the skins of furbearing animals. All forms are

available from Fish and Game’s Concord headquarters.

34 2010/11 New Hampshire Hunting & Trapping Digest


Furbearer Trapping

IT IS UNLAWFUL TO:

• disturb or interfere with the dams or houses of beaver without

obtaining a special permit from the executive director or his

designee, except as provided in RSA 210:9.

• set or arrange any trap prior to the first day of the open season

for trapping a species.

• disturb the trap of another person or take a furbearing animal

from the trap of another person, unless specifically authorized

in writing by the owner of the trap.

• set any “conibear” trap or similar trap of a size equal to or

larger than number 220, except when the trap is:

1. five feet or more above the ground or surface of the snow

(with the exception of a snowstorm during the previous 24

hours); or

2. in water for trapping beaver or otter.

• place a trap within 15 feet of a muskrat house, or injure or

destroy the house, den or burrow used by any game or furbearing

animal.

TRAPPING ON STATE-MANAGED LANDS

Permits to trap on state-managed lands are issued by lottery every

two years, in even years only, and are valid for two years. There

will be a lottery in September 2010.

Permit forms, applications, property maps and lists of available

lands may be obtained from the Wildlife Division in Concord

(603-271-2461), or downloaded from www.wildnh.com.

Important dates for those who wish to trap on state land:

• After July 15, 2010: Applications and lists of state lands open

for trapping can be obtained from Fish and Game.

• Second Monday of September (9/13/2010): Applications for

state land lottery trapping permits are due at Fish and Game.

• First Friday after application deadline (9/17/2010): The lottery

for state land trapping permits occurs by this date.

Remaining areas are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wildlife Legacy Initiative

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little extra this year to help support Fish and Game’s conservation

programs through the Wildlife Legacy Initiative. There are two

ways to give:

• Check off the $10 Wildlife Legacy Donation box when you buy

your license in person or online, or

• Send a check to:

NH Fish and Game Dept.

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11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301

Please note “Wildlife Legacy Initiative” on your check.

The Wildlife Legacy Initiative encourages and funds specific fish and

wildlife conservation programs approved by the NH Fish and Game

Commission. This year, Wildlife Legacy donations will support the

Landowner Relations Program; for information, call (603) 271-3511

or write to access@wildlife.nh.gov.

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Other—Nongame Wildlife

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

• No person shall sell native species of reptiles or amphibians,

including parts or eggs thereof, except:

——

Non-living snapping turtles and bullfrogs raised outside the

state which may be possessed, bought and sold for use as

food provided that with each package there shall be a bill

of sale bearing the species, the weight of the package and

the place of origin; and

——

Non-living amphibians and reptiles obtained outside the

state to be used for educational purposes.

• No person shall take or possess a spotted turtle, Blanding’s

turtle, wood turtle, Eastern box turtle, black racer, Eastern

hognose snake, timber rattlesnake, marbled salamander or any

egg or part thereof.

• Importation, possession and release of reptiles shall be in accordance

with Fis Chapter 800.

• No person shall take any species of indigenous turtle from May

15 to July 15.

• Individuals may possess up to 2 each of the following native

reptiles:*

Musk turtle Painted turtle Snapping turtle

Ring-necked snake Eastern milk snake Northern watersnake

Brown snake Red-bellied snake Garter snake

• Individuals may possess up to 5 each of the following native

amphibians:*

American toad Gray tree frog Spring peeper

American bullfrog Green frog Pickerel frog

Mink frog Wood frog Spotted salamander

Northern two-lined salamander Red-spotted newt

Northern dusky salamander

Eastern red-backed salamander

* Although limited possession of these species is currently

legal in NH, the NH 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.

Protected Wildlife

Wildlife not covered in this digest of regulations are protected by

New Hampshire or federal law, and may not be taken.

For more information on nongame and endangered wildlife, look

for the NH Wildlife Action Plan at www.wildnh.com.

Nominate Your

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Commission Volunteer Award of Excellence in 2009 for her work

as a wildlife rehabilitator at the Elaine Conners Center for Wildlife.

Each year the Fish and Game Commission honors individuals and

organizations in up to seven categories for outstanding achievements

in furthering the NH Fish and Game Department’s mission.

Nominations are due by December 31. Visit www.wildnh.com for

more information and a nomination form.

Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration:

75 Years of Restoring, Managing

and Researching Fish and Wildlife

Our thanks to hunters, shooters, anglers and our industry partners!

With the purchase of firearms and ammunition, archery equipment,

fishing equipment, and motorboat fuels, hunters, anglers and

manufacturers pay excise taxes that are distributed to state fish

and wildlife agencies for approved projects.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joins state fish and wildlife agencies,

private industry and the public in a partnership to conserve

fish and wildlife resources.

With help from over $100 million in federal aid funding over nearly

three quarters of a century, NH Fish and Game has been able to:

* Gain knowledge through research

* Manage fish and wildlife populations

* Acquire Wildlife Management Areas

* Improve and protect aquatic habitat

* Restore fish and wildlife populations

* Conduct Hunter and Aquatic Education programs

* Construct, upgrade and maintain more than 100 public access

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Hunter Education

in New Hampshire

Successful completion of a Hunter

Education class and field exam is

required for NH hunters age 16 and

older who haven’t previously held a

hunting license. In a Hunter Education

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safety and handling, outdoor

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laws, your responsibilities as a

hunter and more. Hunter Education

has cultivated generations of safe, responsible and ethical hunters,

resulting in the dramatic reduction of hunting-related firearms

incidents in New Hampshire.

Today, it’s easier than ever to find, register for and participate

in a hunter or bowhunter education course that’s convenient

for you. Review course offerings and register online anytime at

www.huntnh.com. Another option is the online Hunter Education

course, which completes your training with a field day and practical

field exam. To sign up for Hunter Education, Bowhunter

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schedule and locations, or call (603) 271-3212.

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If you’re an experienced hunter,

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than 500 outdoor enthusiasts who are

certified instructors for NH’s Hunter Education

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and a willingness to learn. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie

of fellow instructors, an annual banquet, special

deals from sporting goods manufacturers, and the satisfaction

of helping Fish and Game bring the hunting tradition to a new

generation. Training is provided through an instructor certification

course that encourages effective educational techniques in

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q Youth hunters under 16 years of age: deer

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7 a.m. and 7 p.m. For minors under age 16, call 603-271-3361

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New Hampshire is fortunate to have a dedicated

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by developing outdoor skills and knowledge. Owl

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including shooting sports, orienteering, certification courses

and youth activities for camps, recreation departments and scouting

groups. Throughout the year, workshops are offered for youth and

adults on hunting and other outdoor skills.

Owl Brook’s interpretive trails and 4-target archery practice range are

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dawn to dusk. The classroom, hunter education exhibits, covered

shooting range and shotgun range are open for center-sponsored

events and groups by arrangement. Facilities also include an old-time

trapper cabin, wildlife habitat demonstration areas and an orienteering

course. Free public events include an annual open house with range

demos and other hands-on activities on National Hunting and Fishing

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For more information, visit www.huntnh.com;

call (603) 536-1290 or write to Owl Brook Hunter

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and private donations.

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