Waterfowl Hunting in NH
Waterfowl hunting is a long-standing tradition in New Hampshire, with opportunities from coastal waters to the North Country.
To hunt waterfowl in New Hampshire, you are required to have a Migratory Waterfowl License and a current NH Hunting, Combination or Small Game License (available at any Fish and Game license agent), as well as a Federal Waterfowl Stamp (available at some U.S. Post Offices; Fish and Game headquarters in Concord; and at Fish and Game's Region 2 office in New Hampton). You also are required to have a free Harvest Information Program (H.I.P.) Survey permit number.
- Season Dates and Bag Limits
- BANDED BIRDS: Report all banded birds using the website or toll-free number 1-800-327-BAND.
- Shooting hours are from 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.
- Waterfowl hunters must obtain a federal duck stamp and a New Hampshire Migratory Waterfowl License, in addition to a New Hampshire hunting license.
- Avian Influenza AI is a potential risk in waterfowl, and bird hunters in general should exercise some common practices to prevent exposure.
- Black Duck Management
- Ducks at a Distance - A Waterfowl Identification Guide
- Duck Art Prints