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Deer Season Harvest: Comparison by County

The unofficial deer kill for New Hampshire's 2019 season is listed below with comparisons to final kill totals for the previous 8 years.  The 2019 numbers are estimates based on the number of deer reported as being registered (not necessarily killed) in each county and may not represent complete data from all registration stations. Data for the previous years are final kill figures for each county and hence the estimated registration distribution for 2019 may not be directly comparable to the previous year's final kill totals. This is particularly evident in the south-central portion of the state where many deer killed in surrounding counties are registered in Hillsborough County.

 

The estimated 2019 statewide harvest of 12,144 is a decrease of 14% from the 2018 final kill of 14,113 but is 4% above the 10-year average of 11,655. ¬†Based on this estimate the 2019 total represents the fourth highest kill in the last 9 years and the seventh highest kill in the state’s history, going back to 1922.

 

A summary of the actual kill by Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) compared to previous years will be sent out as soon as registration information is received and data entry is complete.

 

New Hampshire Reported Deer Kill by County

COUNTY 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Belknap 741 795 894 618 743 605 699 759 744
Carroll 565 531 647 585 526 624 746 883 688
Cheshire 978 965 1068 1048 940 852 1050 1114 1193
Coos 676 777 965 970 652 784 752 1029 707
Grafton 1580 1779 1933 1667 1809 1746 1904 2347 1836
Hillsborough 1609 1652 1679 1610 1410 1406 1708 1787 2187
Merrimack 1245 1316 1417 1130 1210 1162 1294 1617 1294
Rockingham 2086 2138 2124 2118 1975 1920 2378 2569 2092
Strafford 835 875 969 922 915 900 1003 1146 643
Sullivan 794 784 844 728 715 676 775 862 760
TOTAL 11,109 11,612 12,540 11,396 10,895 10,675 12,309 14,113 12,144


 

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