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Hunting and Trapping in NH


Wild game is healthy, sustainable and it's here in New Hampshire.  Connect to your food source, connect to nature.  Hunting in New Hampshire can provide food for your family, encounters with the natural world and memories that last.


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Hunting Information by Species:


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  • Wildlife management and restoration
  • Habitat protection and management
  • Hunter education


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Why We Hunt PDF Document

Mentored Turkey Hunt PDF Document


New for 2017-18


  • Use of a crossbow by people over age 68: Persons 68 years of age or older holding an archery license under RSA 208:5 may use a crossbow as an alternative to a traditional bow during the archery deer season without obtaining an additional permit (not valid for any other species or season).
  • Waterfowl Bag Limit: The bag limit has increased from 1 bird to 2 for American black ducks.
  • NHFG is no longer involved in the deer hunt on the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge.


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