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 24-25, 2021 Youth turkey-hunting weekend
May 1-May 31, 2021 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 (Note: archery season closes one week early in WMU A)
October 11 - October 17 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 16 - October 24, 2021 Moose (by permit only)
October 23 - 24, 2021 Youth deer-hunting weekend
October 30 - November 9, 2021 Deer/muzzleloader
November 10 - December 5, 2021 Deer/regular firearms (closes one week early in WMU A)

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