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Hunting Dates and Seasons

Dates for hunting seasons are listed on the individual species pages. Select a category to find specific season dates, unit maps and other hunting information.



General Hunting Season Dates


Following are general dates for hunting season in New Hampshire. A complete summary of season dates and bag limits is provided in the NH Hunting and Trapping Digest, published each year in August.


Select the species name for more dates and details.
April 27 and April 28, 2019 Youth turkey-hunting weekend
May 1 - May 31 Spring gobbler season (wild turkey)
Starts September 1 Black bear/dates vary for method and WMU
September - January Waterfowl/dates vary by species and zone
September 15 - December 15 Deer/archery (Note: archery season closes one week early in WMU A)
September 15 - December 15 Fall turkey/archery
October 14 - October 20 in ONLY the following WMUs: D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L, M Fall turkey/shotgun (in certain WMUs only)
September - March Small game and furbearers/dates vary by species and region
October 1 - December 31 Pheasant
October 19 - October 27, 2019 Moose (by permit only)
October 26 - 27, 2019 Youth deer-hunting weekend
November 2 - November 12, 2019 Deer/muzzleloader
November 13 - December 8, 2019 Deer/regular firearms (closes one week early in WMU A)