Early/midseason deer harvest in New Hampshire

This page was updated on October 21, 2014.

The preliminary numbers on the deer kill in New Hampshire as of mid-October are listed below, along with a comparison of recent years' harvest at this same point in the season. The archery deer season has been underway in New Hampshire since September 15. The 2014 total deer take (as of October 19, 2014) of 1,952 represents a decrease of 24% from the 2013 season at the same point.  The harvest remains up significantly from 2009 and 2010 when the September archery season was bucks only. These figures are estimates based on reported deer registrations by county (not necessarily deer killed in that county) and may not include information from all registration stations.
 
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Early Season Update:
Reported N.H. Hunter Deer Harvest by County, as of mid-October*, with 10-year comparison

County 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2014*
Belknap
76
66
107
169
76
126
66
82
178
213
114
Carroll
75
44
60
113
56
46
37
29
68
118
75
Cheshire
154
99
175
251
209
166
111
88
150
207
190
Coos
60
45
78
105
67
53
29
20
84
85
81
Grafton
240
159
333
513
277
329
120
155
312
369
253
Hillsborough
239
198
256
431
369
301
203
225
413
583
488
Merrimack
147
94
182
211
105
148
68
99
150
182
154
Rockingham
237
198
208
297
239
203
138
190
282
387
300
Strafford
118
106
156
169
117
109
49
68
143
204
174
Sullivan
75
79
120
147
118
80
66
69
163
170
123
TOTALS
1,421
1,088
1,675
2,406
1,633
1,561
887
1,025
1,943
2,518
1,952

*2014 figures are preliminary, from registration reports. Final figures appear in the N.H. Wildlife Harvest Summary, which is published on this website in March of each year (click here)


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