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Bear Dog Hunting and Training Reciprocity List

Pursuant to NH RSA 207:12-b (text provided below), nonresidents are allowed to bring their dogs to NH to hunt or train on bear onlyiftheir state/province allows NH hunters to bring their dogs to their state/province for the same activities.  Refer to the list below to determine if your state is reciprocal.

NH RSA 207: 12-b - “Nonresidents from states or provinces or territories of Canada which allow the training or taking of bear with dogs, and who do not limit or prohibit New Hampshire residents from training or hunting bear with New Hampshire dogs, shall be the only nonresidents allowed to bring dogs into New Hampshire to train on or take bear.”

Please note: This law only pertains to the ability for a nonresident to bring hounds into NH and does not prevent hunters from any state hunting bear in NH with dogs from states deemed reciprocal or by other methods (e.g., bait, still hunting/stalking).

NH bear dog training is closed from March 1 - June 30.

This page was updated in May 2022.

 

Bear Dog Hunting and Training Reciprocity List
State Contact Bring Dogs to Hunt Bear Bring Dogs to Train on Bear
Alabama (334) 242-3467 NO NO
Alaska (907) 267-2257 NO NO
Alberta (780) 427-2711 NO NO
Arizona (928) 367-4281 YES YES
Arkansas (501) 223-6300 NO NO
British Columbia (877) 855-3222 NO NO
California (916) 653-4899 NO NO
Colorado (303)297-1192 NO NO
Connecticut (860) 424-3000 NO NO
Delaware (302) 739-9910 NO NO
Florida (850) 265-3676 NO NO
Georgia (770) 296-9680 YES YES
Hawaii (808) 587-0166 NO NO
Idaho (208) 334-3700 YES YES
Illinois (217) 782-6302 NO NO
Indiana (317) 232-4200 NO NO
Iowa (515) 281-5918 NO NO
Kansas (620) 672-5911 NO NO
Kentucky (800) 858-1549 YES YES
Louisiana (225) 765-2989 NO NO
Maine (207) 657-2345 NO NO
Manitoba (204) 633-5967 NO NO
Maryland (410) 924-1308 NO NO
Massachusetts (617) 626-1650 NO NO
Michigan (513) 373-1230 NO YES
Minnesota (651) 296-6157 NO NO
Mississippi (601) 432-2400 NO NO
Missouri (573) 522-4115 NO NO
Montana (406) 444-2452 NO NO
Nebraska (402) 471-0641 NO NO
New Brunswick (506) 453-3826 NO NO
New Jersey (908) 735-8240 NO NO
New Mexico (505) 476-8046 NO NO
Nevada (775) 688-1884 NO NO
Newfoundland/Labrador (709) 637-2025 NO NO
New York (518) 897-1326 NO YES
North Carolina (919) 707-0010 YES YES
North Dakota (701) 328-6300 NO NO
Nova Scotia (902) 424-5935 NO NO
Ohio (614) 644-3925 NO NO
Oklahoma (580) 254-9173 NO NO
Ontario (800) 667-1940 NO NO
Oregon (503) 947-6000 NO NO
Pennsylvania (717) 787-4250 NO NO
Prince Edward Island (902) 368-4683 NO NO
Quebec (844) 523-6738 NO NO
Rhode Island (401) 423-1920 NO NO
Saskatchewan (306) 692-8812 NO NO
South Carolina (803) 734-4002 YES NO
South Dakota (605) 223-7660 NO NO
Tennessee (615) 781-6500 YES YES
Texas (512) 389-4846 NO NO
Utah (801) 538-4700 NO NO
Vermont (802) 241-3727 NO NO
Virginia (804) 367-1000 YES YES
Washington (360) 902-2200 NO NO
West Virginia (304) 558-2758 YES YES
Wisconsin (608) 266-2621 NO YES
Wyoming (307) 777-4600 NO NO