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Deer Season Harvest: Comparison by County

The estimated deer kill through December 1 is listed below with comparisons to the previous 8 years. As with previous call-in figures, these numbers are estimates based on the number of deer registered (not necessarily killed) in each county and may not represent information from all registration stations. The estimated statewide harvest to date is 11,289. The 2019 statewide total represents a 3% decrease from 2018 at this point in the season and is the third-highest in the last 9 years. Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Grafton Counties, respectively, are showing the highest registrations to date.

 

The regular firearm season runs through December 8 with the exception of WMU-A where the regular firearm season ran through December 1. This gives hunters till the end of the week for regular firearm season hunting opportunity in most of the state. The archery season continues through December 15 except in WMU-A where it ends December 8. The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the end of many hunters’ efforts for the year and late season hunters can now take advantage of reduced hunting pressure. Hunters can also continue to help the less fortunate by donating venison. Contact the NH Food Bank at (603) 669-9725 for more information.

 

New Hampshire Reported Deer Kill by County

Point-in-Season as of December 1, 2019

COUNTY 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Belknap 780 829 932 645 657 619 820 656 700
Carroll 458 460 582 530 492 561 619 648 631
Cheshire 963 752 1,063 1,035 921 842 1,037 941 1,155
Coos 560 564 823 880 586 703 678 866 676
Grafton 1,218 1,461 1,633 1,475 1,512 1,477 1,599 1,882 1,707
Hillsborough 1,839 2,165 2,228 1,984 1,815 1,774 2,169 2,169 2,030
Merrimack 909 777 839 844 977 849 997 1,167 1,147
Rockingham 1,704 1,610 1,679 1,777 1,600 1,622 1,937 1,988 1,909
Strafford 628 678 775 721 706 685 635 631 627
Sullivan 664 677 770 596 677 617 644 700 707
TOTAL 9,723 9,973 11,324 10,487 9,943 9,749 11,135 11,648 11,289


 

Historical Data

 

Annual New Hampshire Deer Kill by County 2010 - 2018
COUNTY 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Belknap 527 741 795 894 618 743 605 699 759
Carroll 485 565 531 647 585 526 624 746 883
Cheshire 981 978 965 1,068 1,048 940 852 1,050 1,114
Coos 804 676 777 965 970 652 784 752 1,029
Grafton 1,368 1,580 1,779 1,933 1,667 1,809 1,746 1,904 2,347
Hillsborough 1,435 1,609 1,652 1,679 1,610 1,410 1,406 1,708 1,787
Merrimack 1,041 1,245 1,316 1,417 1,130 1,210 1,162 1,294 1,617
Rockingham 1,732 2,086 2,138 2,124 2,118 1,975 1,920 2,378 2,569
Strafford 648 835 875 969 922 915 900 1,003 1,146
Sullivan 738 794 784 844 728 715 676 775 862
TOTAL 9,759 11,109 11,612 12,540 11,396 10,895 10,675 12,309 14,113

 

For detailed official harvest information for the most recent year available, including data by town, see the NH Wildlife Harvest Summary