New Hampshire Wildlife Management Areas

What is a WMA?
A Wildlife Management Area or WMA is a parcel of undeveloped land, owned by the N.H. Fish and Game Department and designated as an area for wildlife resource conservation, hunting and fishing.

Can I hunt and fish at a WMA?
Yes. Hunting and fishing are allowed at WMAs. Trapping is allowed by permit (click here for N.H. trapping info). All regular rules, laws and seasons apply for these activities.

I want to visit a WMA. Where should I go?
WMAs are distributed throughout New Hampshire. A selection of those larger than 200 acres in size are listed in the chart below. Properties are listed alphabetically by town. Click on the name of a property to go to a description of the area, including downloadable maps! NEW! - We have linked a topo and photo-background map from each property page, which should help you get a feel for the terrain before you visit. (Aerial photography updated 2008)

How can I get a map to a WMA that's not on this list?
Another alternative to finding a WMA or other conservation lands to visit is to use the interactive land conservation data mapper (click here) from NH GRANIT. Select "land conservation" in the "Select a Theme" drop-down menu.

How can I find lands conserved by the Great Bay Protection Partnership?
Click here to visit www.greatbaypartnership.org, where you can find maps of the conserved areas, as well as information about the partnership.

Most state and federal lands are open to public hunting, although some may have property specific restrictions -- click here for guidelines or consult with the appropriate landowner to find out what activities are allowed.

Town WMA Name
Acres
Alton Merrymeeting Marsh Wildlife WMA (includes property formerly known as Marks WMA)
742
Andover Kearsarge Wildlife Management Area
1,080
Boscawen Hirst Marsh WMA
156
Brookfield, Middleton, New Durham Ellis R. Hatch Jr. Wildlife Management Area (formerly known as Jones Brook WMA)
1,492
Campton Pemigewasset River WMA 
82
Canaan H.L. Webster WMA
91
Canaan Mascoma River WMA
125
Canterbury Morrill Pond WMA 
106
Concord Hoit Road Marsh Wildlife Management Area
216
Danbury Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area
246
Dover Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area
400
Enfield, Grantham Henry Laramie Wildlife Management Area
3,062
Enfield Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area
1,096
Exeter

Conner Farm Wildlife Management Area

235
Franklin Webster Lake WMA
151
Grafton, Springfield

McDaniels Marsh Wildlife Management Area

609
Greenfield Powdermill Pond WMA
126
Greenville Souhegan River Wildlife Management Area
199
Hancock

Carpenter's Marsh and Eva's Marsh WMAs

397
Hillsborough

Farrar Marsh Wildlife Management Area

469
Lyme Wilder Wildlife Management Area
60
Moultonboro

Kona Wildlife Management Area

315
Newton Sargent Wildlife Management Areas
356
Northwood Forest Peters Wildlife Management Area
456
Northwood, Deerfield Lamontagne, Woodman Marsh, Straughan, and Dole's Marsh WMAs
478
Pittsburg Brown Lots I and II Wildlife Management Areas
808
Pittsburg and Clarksville Connecticut Lakes Natural Area (WMA and Nature Preserve)
25,000
Stratford Fort Hill Wildlife Management Area
610
Sutton Cascade Marsh and Chadwick Meadows WMAs
555
Tamworth Hackett Hill Wildlife Management Area
223
Weare Perkins Pond Wildlife Management Area
307
Webster Leonard Wildlife Management Area
855

Please note that this WMA guide is not a comprehensive list of WMAs in New Hampshire, but a selection of the largest WMAs.

Click here for a full list of all WMAs in New Hampshire and the rules pertaining to WMAs.


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