Jessica Carloni: (603) 868-1095
Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211
March 15, 2019
CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2019-2020 waterfowl hunting season on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH. Comments made at the meeting will be considered in finalizing New Hampshire’s 2019-2020 waterfowl season dates. If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to provide comments, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Waterfowl Season Setting.” Written comments will be accepted and considered up until April 3, 2019.
Due to concerns about decreasing mallard duck populations, the mallard daily bag limit has been reduced from 4 birds to 2 (1 of which may be a hen). New Hampshire’s proposed waterfowl season dates are very similar to last year’s. The overall duck season is 60 days, with a daily bag limit of 6 birds. The regular goose season (determined by population status of North Atlantic Population (NAP) Canada geese) will also be similar to last year with a 60-day season and a 2-bird bag limit.
Proposed waterfowl seasons include:
- The proposed Northern Zone season for ducks, mergansers, coots, and Canada geese would open on October 2 and run through November 30, 2019.
- The proposed Inland & Connecticut River Zone season for ducks, mergansers, coots, and Canada geese would open on October 2 and run through November 3; then reopen November 19 through December 15, 2019.
- The proposed Coastal Zone season for ducks, mergansers, coots, and Canada geese would open on October 3 and run through October 14; then reopen November 20, 2019 through January 6, 2020.
- The proposed sea duck season would open on November 13, 2019 and run through January 11, 2020.
A map of the waterfowl zones may be viewed at http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/hunting/waterfowl-zones.html.
The NH Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve, manage and protect our fish, wildlife, and marine resources and habitats. Visit huntnh.com.