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Deer Season Harvest: Comparison by County

New Hampshire’s 2017 deer season resulted in a total harvest of 12,309. This was an increase of 15% from 10,675 in 2016. The adult buck (antlered males age 1.5+) kill increased 17% from 6,622 in 2016 to 7,718 in 2017. This represents the fifth highest total harvest and the highest adult buck harvest the state has ever seen going back to 1922.

 

Historical Data

 

Annual New Hampshire Deer Kill by County 2008 - 2017
COUNTY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belknap 582 527 741 795 894 618 743 605 699
Carroll 438 485 565 531 647 585 526 624 746
Cheshire 1,015 981 978 965 1,068 1,048 940 852 1,050
Coos 781 804 676 777 965 970 652 784 752
Grafton 1,768 1,368 1,580 1,779 1,933 1,667 1,809 1,746 1,904
Hillsborough 1,406 1,435 1,609 1,652 1,679 1,610 1,410 1,406 1,708
Merrimack 1,202 1,041 1,245 1,316 1,417 1,130 1,210 1,162 1,294
Rockingham 1,722 1,732 2,086 2,138 2,124 2,118 1,975 1,920 2,378
Strafford 637 648 835 875 969 922 915 900 1,003
Sullivan 833 738 794 784 844 728 715 676 775
TOTAL 10,384 9,759 11,109 11,612 12,540 11,396 10,895 10,675 12,309

 

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