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NH turkey shotgun season Oct. 10-14

From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- New Hampshire's five day fall shotgun turkey hunting season takes place Monday in all but six of the state's Wildlife Management Units Oct. 10 to 14.

Areas open to fall shotgun turkey hunting encompass much of the Connecticut River Valley and southern New Hampshire, including WMUs D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L and M. For a map and more information on turkey hunting in New Hampshire, visit

New Hampshire also has a long fall archery season for turkey, which runs from Sept. 15 through Dec. 15 throughout the state, with the exception of WMU A in northern N.H. which is closed to fall turkey hunting.

The turkey license required to hunt and covers both the spring and fall turkey seasons during a calendar year; the price is $16 for residents and $31 for non-residents. In addition to the turkey license, residents also must have a current N.H. hunting, archery or combination license, and nonresidents must have a big game hunting or archery license, depending on their hunting plans.

Hunters can take only a single turkey of either sex during the fall, either with bow and arrow during the archery season, or with a shotgun during the shotgun season. The bird must be tagged with the fall tag that comes on the turkey license.

In 2010 hunters registered a total of 1,010 turkeys in New Hampshire. Of these, 291 turkeys were taken during the archery season, and 719 turkeys were harvested during the fall shotgun season.

Licenses, permits and more information on turkey hunting in New Hampshire is available at