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NH updates numbers, reminds hunters to take buck-age survey

From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- Statewide deer registrations in New Hampshire through Nov. 14 were estimated to be 6,729. The statewide total for the season follows a pattern similar to previous call-ins, with the estimated kill about 7 percent below 2009 levels.

Either-sex regular firearm deer hunting opportunities have ended in most Wildlife Management Units, and the regular firearm season in these units will be only for legally antlered bucks through the end of that season.

Licensed firearm hunters with a valid Special Unit-M Permit may use that permit through the end of the regular firearm season. (Special Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits are sold out.)

The regular firearm season runs through Dec. 5, with the exception of WMU-A which ends Nov. 28.

Hunters who haven't responded to the deer survey sent to all hunters who held a hunting license in 2009,  have until midnight Nov. 30 to respond to the online deer management survey.

The survey focuses on the issue of buck age structure management. There are positive and negative trade-offs associated with various buck age-structure management options which could result in significant changes to the state's  basic hunting seasons.

Fish and Game is seeking hunter opinions before making any recommendation. Important background information about the topic at

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