Deer Season Harvest: Comparison by County
The New Hampshire deer kill through October 17, 2016, is listed below, with comparisons to this point in the season for the previous 8 years. These 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.
The 2016 total to date of 1,690 represents a decrease of 15% from the 2015 season at the same point. The harvest remains up significantly from 2010 when the September archery season was bucks only.
This year’s Youth Hunting Weekend is scheduled for October 22 and 23 and provides young hunters 15 years old or younger the opportunity to take a deer of either sex while accompanied by an experienced adult hunter. The youth weekend provides youngsters a chance to learn deer hunting techniques and traditions as well as other outdoor skills that can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. All youths must be accompanied by an adult mentor at least 18 years of age, with a valid NH hunting license.
The 2016 muzzleloader season will begin on Saturday, October 29. Check the 2016-17 NH Hunting & Trapping Digest for Wildlife Management Unit specific regulations.
Hunter’s with full freezers are reminded that the New Hampshire Food Bank and the New Horizons Food Bank in Manchester are seeking donations of whole or processed deer. This venison provides a valuable source of meat for food banks around the state. For more information, call the NH Food Bank at 603-669-9725 x240 or the New Horizons Food Bank at 603-628-6133 x114.
|This-Point-in-Season Comparisons as of October 17, 2016|
|Annual New Hampshire Deer Kill by County 2007 - 2015|
For detailed official harvest information for the most recent year available, including data by town, see the NH Wildlife Harvest Summary