Hunting dates and seasons

Dates for hunting seasons are listed on the individual species pages. Click on the category to find specific season dates, unit maps and other hunting information.

General Hunting Season Dates

Following are general dates for the 2014 hunting seasons in New Hampshire. Please note that 2014 is a season-setting year, so fall hunting season details will not be finalized until the rule-making process is concluded in the spring. A complete summary of season dates and bag limits is provided in the NH Hunting and Trapping Digest (click here and on publication cover), published each year in August.

Click on the species name for more dates and details.

April 25-26, 2015 Youth turkey-hunting weekend
May 3 - May 31 Spring gobbler season (wild turkey)
Starts Sept. 1 Black bear/dates vary for method and WMU
Sept. 2014 - Jan. 2015 Waterfowl/dates vary by species and zone
Sept. 15 - Dec. 15 Deer/archery (Note: archery season closes on Dec. 8 in WMU A)
Sept. 15 - Dec. 15 Fall turkey/archery
Oct. 13 - Oct. 17, 2014 Fall turkey/shotgun (in certain WMUs only); Monday - Friday
Sept. 2014 - March 2015 Small game and furbearers/dates vary by species and region
Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014 Pheasant
Oct. 18 - Oct. 26, 2014 Moose (by permit only)
Oct. 25 - 26, 2014 Youth deer-hunting weekend
Nov. 1 - Nov. 11, 2014 Deer/muzzleloader
Nov. 12 - Dec. 7, 2014 Deer/regular firearms (closes one week early in WMU A, on November 30, 2014)


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