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NH hunting digest now available

From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- New Hampshire hunting season dates, bag limits, check stations and need-to-know information for the state's hunters and trappers is now available in the 2011-2012 Hunting and Trapping Digest.

Free copies are available from Fish and Game license agents or can be viewed online at

Waterfowl hunting dates are not included in the digest, but can be found online at

The state's hunting seasons opened Sept. 1 with black bear and gray squirrel seasons.

Archery seasons for turkey and white-tailed deer open Sept. 15, and only antlered deer can be taken by bow from Sept. 15 to 30.

Opening day for regular firearms deer hunting season is Nov.  9.  Both archery and regular firearms seasons for deer continue to end one week early in WMU A.

Special Antlerless Deer Permits for Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire remain available. Hunters have the option of purchasing one tag for $13 or two tags for $26 at the time of initial purchase. Unit M Antlerless permits cannot be used in September.

Special permits can be purchased at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord or online at

Hunting seasons include:

WHITE-TAILED DEER:  Archery: Sept. 15-Dec. 15, ends Dec. 8 in WMU A; antlered only Sept. 15-30 statewide; Youth Deer Weekend: Oct. 22-23; Muzzleloader: Oct. 29-Nov. 8; Firearms: Nov. 9-Dec. 4,  in WMU A ends Nov. 27.
BLACK BEAR: Opened Sept. 1, end varies by WMU.
MOOSE: Oct. 15 to 23, by permit only.
FALL TURKEY: Shotgun: Oct. 10 to 14 in certain WMUs; Archery: Sept. 15 to Dec. 15, and closed in WMU A.

Hunters who need a hunter education class can register online at

New Hampshire hunting licenses and permits can be purchased online anytime at

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