New Hampshire Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the New Hampshire Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for New Hampshire?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

New Hampshire Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

The New Hampshire hunting season provides the hunter with a range of hunting opportunities including:-

Deer Moose, Black Bear, Turkey plus a range of small game and game bird hunting.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

New Hampshire Deer & Moose Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Deer Any (firearms)Nov 13 – Dec 8
Deer Any (Muzzleloader)Nov 3 -12
Deer Any (Bow)Sept 15-Dec 15
Deer (Youth)Oct 26-27
MooseOct 19-27

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

New Hampshire Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
SpringMay 1 -31
Fall (Shotgun)Oct 14-20
Fall (Bow)Set 15- Dec15

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

New Hampshire Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Cottontail RabbitOct 1-Jan 31
Snowshoe HareOct 1-Mar 31
Gray SquirrelSept 1-Jan 31
Gray Fox & Red foxSept 1-Mar 31
CoyoteOpen All Year
Raccoon & opossumSept 1-Mar 31
BobcatClosed

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

New Hampshire Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
PheasantOct 1-Dec 31
DucksOct 2- Jan 6
Canada geese (Sept)Sept 1-25
Canada Geese (Regular)Oct 1-Dec 31
Snow GeeseOct 2- Jan 6
Ruffed GrouseOct 1-Dec 31
QuailOct 1-Dec 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

New Hampshire Black Bear Hunting Season

The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game makes the following comments about Black Bear hunting during hunting season.

“September 1 marks the start of the bear hunting season in New Hampshire. Bears may be hunted over bait, by stalking or with hounds. The statewide bear population has experienced modest growth over the past two decades and is at approximately 6,100 animals.  The population is strong throughout the state and abundant hunting opportunities exist in most areas.”

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
General SeasonSept 1-Nov 30

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.


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