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.
- White-tailed deer
- Black bear
- Wild turkey
- Small game and furbearers (snowshoe, cottontail, squirrel, quail, fox, coyote, etc.)
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)|