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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.

 

  • BANDED BIRDS: Report all banded birds at www.reportband.gov or by sending your information to: Bird Banding Lab, 12100 Beach Forest Road, Laurel, MD 20708.  The call center supporting the 1-800-327-BAND toll-free phone number was discontinued on June 30, 2017.  People calling this toll-free number will be directed to report their bird bands using the reportband.gov website or by mail.  We rely heavily on your cooperation in reporting banded birds to help in their management, and we would like to thank you for your continued support in this effort.
  • 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 PDF Document AI is a potential risk in waterfowl, and bird hunters in general should exercise some common practices to prevent exposure.
  • Black Duck Management PDF Document
  • Ducks at a Distance - A Waterfowl Identification Guide PDF Document
  • Falconry
  • Duck Art Prints
  • See also: Areas Closed to Hunting PDF Document