Hunting Dates and Seasons
Dates for hunting seasons are listed on the individual species pages. Select a category to find specific season dates, unit maps and other hunting information.
General Hunting Season Dates
Following are general dates for the 2016 hunting seasons in New Hampshire. A complete summary of season dates and bag limits is provided in the NH Hunting and Trapping Digest, published each year in August.
2016 is a season-setting year. Some dates are subject to change. Learn more about this process.
|Select the species name for more dates and details.|
|April 30 - May 1, 2016||Youth turkey-hunting weekend|
|May 3 - May 31||Spring gobbler season (wild turkey)|
|Starts September 1||Black bear/dates vary for method and WMU|
|September 2015 - January 2016||Waterfowl/dates vary by species and zone|
|September 15 - December 15||Deer/archery (Note: archery season closes one week early in WMU A)|
|September 15 - December 15||Fall turkey/archery|
|October 10 - October 16, 2016||Fall turkey/shotgun (in certain WMUs only)|
|September 2015 - March 2016||Small game and furbearers/dates vary by species and region|
|October 1 - December 31||Pheasant|
|October 15 - October 23, 2016||Moose (by permit only)|
|October 22 - 23, 2016||Youth deer-hunting weekend|
|October 29 - November 8, 2016||Deer/muzzleloader|
|November 9 - December 4, 2016||Deer/regular firearms (closes one week early in WMU A)|