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|
|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