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Turkey Season Dates

Spring Season

One bearded or male turkey may be taken by shotgun or bow per hunter; hunters are encouraged to pass on bearded hens.

 

  • May 3 to May 31: Statewide
  • Limit: One male or bearded turkey
  • Hunting hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 noon.
  • Legal methods: Archery or shotgun (10, 12, 16 or 20 gauge shotgun using 2 or smaller size shot)
  • Registration: The fully feathered, intact turkey must be registered and sealed within 24 hours of the time of taking.

 

WMU Maps

 

NH Youth Turkey Hunt

New Hampshire's youth turkey hunt is held statewide on the first weekend prior to May (Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018). During the special weekend, youth hunters are allowed to take one male or bearded turkey by archery or shotgun. Youth hunters are required to purchase a turkey license in order to participate, although they do not need to possess a hunting license. Youths must be age 15 or younger, and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older; the adult may not carry a firearm.

 

Fall Archery Season

One wild turkey of either sex may be taken by archery.


  • September 15 - December 15, 2017: WMUs B-M
  • September 15 - December 8, 2017: WMU A
  • Combined limit: One turkey, either sex
  • Legal methods: Archery only
  • Hunting hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
  • Registration: The fully feathered, intact turkey must be registered and sealed within 24 hours of the time of taking.

 

Fall Shotgun Season

Turkey Hunting MapNew Hampshire has a 7-day fall shotgun turkey season only in WMUs D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L, M.

 

  • Fall Shotgun Season:  October 16-22, 2017

 

Purchase of a turkey permit (and a NH hunting license for those age 16 - 67) allows the taking of one male turkey during the spring gobbler season AND one male or hen turkey during the fall. Hunters may take only a single turkey during the fall, either with bow and arrow during the archery season, or with a shotgun during the shotgun season. The bird must be tagged with the "fall" tag.

 

Shooting hours for the fall season will begin one-half hour before sunrise and end one-half hour after sunset. The fully feathered, intact turkey must be registered and sealed within 24 hours of the time of taking.