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Turkey Season Dates

See the NH Hunting Digest for more information about turkey hunting dates and regulations.

 

 

Spring Hunt

  • May 1 to May 31, 2019: Statewide
  • Registration: The fully feathered, intact turkey must be registered and sealed within 24 hours of the time of taking.

 

Turkey hunters may take one (1) male or bearded turkey during the spring season and a second turkey of either sex during the fall seasons, OR hunters may take two (2) male or bearded turkeys during the upcoming spring season. However, the first spring turkey must be legally registered before the second spring turkey can be taken, and the second spring turkey can only be taken in WMUs H1, H2, J2, K, L, or M.


 

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NH Youth Turkey Hunt

New Hampshire's youth turkey hunt is held statewide on the first weekend prior to May (see the annual flyer PDF Document for specific dates). During the special weekend, youth hunters are allowed to take one male or bearded turkey by archery or shotgun. Youth hunters are required to purchase a turkey license in order to participate, although they do not need to possess a hunting license. Youths must be age 15 or younger, and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older; the adult may not carry a firearm.

 

Fall Archery Season

One wild turkey of either sex may be taken by archery.


  • September 15 - December 15: WMUs B-M
  • September 15 - December 8: WMU A
  • Registration: The fully feathered, intact turkey must be registered and sealed within 24 hours of the time of taking.

 

Fall Shotgun Season

New Hampshire has a 7-day fall shotgun turkey season only in WMUs D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L, M.

 

  • Fall Shotgun Season:  October 14-20, 2019

 

Purchase of a turkey permit (and a NH hunting license for those age 16 or older) allows the taking of one male turkey during the spring gobbler season AND one male or hen turkey during the fall. Hunters may take only a single turkey during the fall, either with bow and arrow during the archery season, or with a shotgun during the shotgun season. The bird must be tagged with the "fall" tag.

 

Shooting hours for the fall season will begin one-half hour before sunrise and end one-half hour after sunset. The fully feathered, intact turkey must be registered and sealed within 24 hours of the time of taking.