Kent Gustafson: (603) 271-2461
September 13, 2018

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire’s hunting seasons are underway! Here are some highlights from the latest NH Hunting Report:

New Hampshire’s archery season for deer and turkey starts September 15 and lasts through December 15 (except archery deer and turkey seasons close December 8 in Wildlife Management Unit A).

As bear hunters hit the New Hampshire woods starting September 1, odds are extremely good of finding ample bear activity and successfully harvesting a bear. With the current bear population estimated at 5,800 animals, bears are abundant and at or above the desired population goal in most areas of the state.

It’s a great time of year to be out in the woods hunting for small game. Squirrel season got underway on September 1, and more seasons open in October. This is a great chance to sharpen your skills and also a nice opportunity for introducing youngsters to hunting.

The Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend will be held statewide in New Hampshire on September 29-30; participating youth must be age 15 or under and accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older. The adult may not hunt.

Outdoor Adventure Talks: Don’t miss our series of free talks by hunting experts and others at the N.H. Fish and Game Department starting September 12. Topics include Chronic Wasting Disease, hunting dominant bucks, fall turkey hunting tactics, and pheasant hunting 101.