From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
-- Opening day for New Hampshire's regular firearms deer season is Nov.10, a date anticipated by the state's estimated 60,000 deer hunters.
The season runs through Dec. 5 in much of the state, except in Wildlife Management Unit A, where it closes Nov. 28.
The state's popular muzzleloader deer season gets underway statewide Oct. 30 and runs through Nov. 9.
New Hampshire's deer herd came through last winter in good shape, according to deer biologist Kent Gustafson. The preliminary total for the state's archery deer kill through Oct. 17 was 887 deer, which is below that of recent years and reflects the desired reduction in antlerless archery kill during September. Find more information online.
New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the Hunt for the Hungry program at the New Hampshire Food Bank.
The food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide. More information is available online.