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Deer Season Harvest: Comparison by County

The estimated deer kill through November 27 is listed below with comparisons to the previous eight years. As with previous call-in figures, these numbers are estimates based on the number of deer registered (not necessarily killed) in each county and may not represent information from all registration stations. The estimated statewide harvest to date is 9,749. The 2016 statewide total represents a 2% decrease from 2015 at this point in the season.  Harvests in most counties are similar to what they were last year at the same point. However, most notably, Coos County is 20% above where it was last year at the same point.  

The regular firearm season runs through December 4 with the exception of WMU-A where the regular firearm season ended on November 27. This gives hunters roughly one more week of regular firearm season hunting opportunity in most of the state. The archery season continues through December 15 except in WMU-A where it ends December 8. The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the end of many hunters’ efforts for the year and late season hunters can now take advantage of reduced hunting pressure.

 

Hunters can also continue to help the less fortunate by donating venison. Contact the New Hampshire Food Bank at (603) 669-9725 or visit www.nhfoodbank.org to find out how you can help those in need.

 

The next and final deer season call-in will be Friday, December 16, 2016 with the final in-season update being available on Monday, December 19, 2016.

 

This-Point-in-Season Comparisons as of November 28, 2016
COUNTY 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Belknap 517 588 554 780 829 932 645 657 619
Carroll 349 349 445 458 460 582 530 492 561
Cheshire 1149 1107 1027 963 752 1063 1035 921 842
Coos 831 627 676 560 564 823 880 586 703
Grafton 1543 1528 1168 1218 1461 1633 1475 1512 1477
Hillsborough 1889 1767 1799 1839 2165 2228 1984 1815 1774
Merrimack 724 859 763 909 777 839 844 977 849
Rockingham 1532 1323 1368 1704 1610 1679 1777 1600 1622
Strafford 613 577 634 628 678 775 721 706 685
Sullivan 678 614 631 664 677 770 596 677 617
Total 9825 9339 9065 9723 9973 11324 10487 9943 9749

 

 

Historical Data

 

Annual New Hampshire Deer Kill by County 2007 - 2015
COUNTY 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belknap 771 502 582 527 741 795 894 618 743
Carroll 752 436 438 485 565 531 647 585 526
Cheshire 1,284 1,078 1,015 981 978 965 1,068 1,048 940
Coos 1,215 977 781 804 676 777 965 970 652
Grafton 2,201 1,780 1,768 1,368 1,580 1,779 1,933 1,667 1809
Hillsborough 1,767 1,564 1,406 1,435 1,609 1,652 1,679 1,610 1410
Merrimack 1,616 1,118 1,202 1,041 1,245 1,316 1,417 1,130 1210
Rockingham 2169 1,990 1,722 1,732 2,086 2,138 2,124 2,117 1975
Strafford 867 627 637 648 835 875 969 922 915
Sullivan 917 844 833 738 794 784 844 728 715
TOTAL 13,559 10,916 10,384 9,759 11,109 11,612 12,540 11,395 10,895

 

For detailed official harvest information for the most recent year available, including data by town, see the NH Wildlife Harvest Summary