Check the hunting season dates to schedule your trip depending on your interests and availability. The animals you can hunt and where you will find them depend on the months of the year, season, and weather. Here’s a summary of the hunting season dates in New Hampshire:
- Youth turkey hunting – April 24 to 25
- Wild turkey hunting in spring – May 1 to 31
- Black bear hunting – Begins on September 1
- Water Flow depending on the zone and species – Months of September to January
- Archery or deer season – September 15 to December 15
- Archery or turkey hunting during fall – September 15 to December 15
- Shotgun turkey hunting during fall – October 11 to October 17
- Furbearer and small game hunting – September to March
- Pheasant hunting – October 1 to December 31
- Moose hunting (with permit) – October 16 to October 24
- Youth deer hunting – October 23 to 24
- Muzzleloader and deer hunting – October 30 to November 9
- Regular firearms and deer hunting – November 10 to December 5
You can use this as a guide and check the dedicated websites or call the numbers of the sites before going. You must also secure the required permits if needed and ask about the proper equipment you have to bring.
By knowing beforehand the schedule of the hunting season, you can file for leave from work and buy the right tools you will need before the target dates. You can also search for more tips on how to get the process done easier and safer.