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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)