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Written by: Admin SERP
May, 10 2021
New Hampshire hunting consists of regular game animals like turkeys, deer, and various small games. The state is also quite famous for its big games like black bears and moose.
Hunting regulation in New Hampshire varies from one region of the state to another, and each region is referred to as a hunting unit. The New Hampshire Division for Wildlife and Forestry is in charge of enforcing hunting laws, requirements, and regulations.
Some of the regulations you should know before you start hunting in New Hampshire include the following:
The regulations for hunting licenses in New Hampshire are:
For the use of firearm and archery equipment while hunting in New Hampshire, the following laws, restriction, and regulations apply:
While hunting with dogs in New Hampshire, the following hunting equipment is prohibited.
For bow and arrow hunting it is a prohibition to make use of the following hunting equipment.
It is a prohibition to make use of an arrow that has explosive heads, or heads coated with drugs, chemicals, and poisons to incapacitate games and wildlife. Arrows that are legal are those that possess a minimum cutting diameter of ¾ width for the inch allowed.
The regulations for the use of hunting dogs in New Hampshire include the following:
For the use of vehicles, while hunting in New Hampshire, the requirements include the following:
You can open carry while hunting in New Hampshire, but you cannot use the firearm to take games like deer.
During a licensed bow hunting session, you must adhere to the following law:
New Hampshire has hunter harassment laws in the state for the protection of hunting activities.
The law states that:
Before hunting any game or wildlife in New Hampshire, you need a valid hunting license. There are various New Hampshire hunting licenses, and they are available based on the age, residency, and type of game animal to hunt.
There are various types of resident and non-resident licenses in the state. To obtain any of New Hampshire resident licenses, you must have any of the state-approved means of identification as a resident. Also, you must not be a resident of any other state or region of the USA.
Although you may own homes in other states, you must claim residency in only New Hampshire, and it must be the state for your federal income taxation.
New Hampshire hunting licenses include the following:
New Hampshire big game licenses are available based on the type of animal big game species to be hunted. Residents and nonresidents can purchase these licenses, but the price will vary. You must own a big game license for the animal you want to take.
For a big game license issued based on draws in the state, an application fee will be required. For residents of New Hampshire, the cost for a big game license draw permit is $7 while non-residents’ cost is $9. This money is non-refundable too.
Other types of big game licenses in New Hampshire include the following:
This is the valid license issued in New Hampshire for the hunting of bear species. It costs $39.75 for residents and $101.75 for non-residents.
This is a valid license issued for deer hunting in New Hampshire. The license allows a hunter to take both does and bucks deer. It costs $40.24 for residents and $401.83 for non-residents.
This is a valid license for Moose hunting in New Hampshire. It costs $305.61 for residents and $2240 for non-residents.
This is a valid license for youths that want to hunt big games in New Hampshire. It costs $15.1 for residents and $102.78 for non-residents.
Just like with the big game license, there are small game licenses for various species in New Hampshire. The license will depend on the small game that a hunter wishes to take, and they are available for residents and non-residents.
Some of New Hampshire small game hunting licenses include the following:
This is an annual license valid for the taking of small game animals in the state, including furbearers. It costs $30.11 for residents and $82.78 for non-residents.
This is an annual license for small game hunting and fishing in New Hampshire. It is only available for residents of the state, and it costs $50.37.
This license is only issued based on draw. Hunters that get drawn will be allowed to partake in turkey hunting in New Hampshire. To get drawn hunters will have to pay the required application processing fee which is $7 for residents and $9 for non-residents.
This is a stamp issued for migratory bird hunting in New Hampshire. It costs $25 for residents and non-residents of the state.
This license is issued only for the hunting of furbearers in New Hampshire. It costs $30.11 for residents and $82.78 for non-residents.
This license is required to hunt small game in New Hampshire for just a day. It costs $13.9 for residents and $16.94 for non-residents.
This license is required to hunt small game animals in New Hampshire for an extra day. It costs $6.81 for residents and Nonresidents.
There are 2 types of New Hampshire hunting licenses in the state, issued based on seasons. Turkey hunting in the fall costs $25.05 for residents and $153.68 for non-residents. Turkey hunting in the spring costs $30.11 for residents and $153.68 for non-residents.
This license is required by youths that want to hunt small games in New Hampshire. It costs $1.26 for residents and nonresidents.
Just like with resident hunting licenses, you must have any of the state-approved means of identification as a resident before purchasing any of the state’s hunting licenses. Also, you must not be a resident of any other state or region of the USA.
Fishing License Permits and tags issued in New Hampshire include the following:
This is an annual license for fishing in New Hampshire and it costs $35.17 for residents and $97.97 for non-residents.
This is an annual fishing license valid for residents that are at least 65 years old. It costs $9.85.
This is a fishing stamp for nuisance species in New Hampshire. It costs $25 for residents and $50 for non-residents.
This is a fishing license valid for one day. It costs $13.9 for residents and $16.94 for non-residents
This is a fishing license valid for five days. It is valid for only non-residents and costs $32.14.
This license allows an extra day of fishing. It costs $6.81 for residents and nonresidents.
There are 2 types of fish licenses issued in New Hampshire. The first one is for youths that are either 16 or 7 years old and it is only available for residents of the state. It costs $9.85.
The second youth fishing license is for those that are less than 16 years old. The license is available for residents and non-residents and it is free of charge.
Games have various hunting seasons. It is a hunting violation to take or capture games outside their hunting season, or make use of a weapon outside its hunting season.
The 2020/21 hunting season for various wildlife in New Hampshire includes the following:
Season dates for each game from one hunting zone to another.
Some of the most common games and wildlife present in New Hampshire include the following:
Elk hunting in New Hampshire is well renowned because of the number of elks present in the state. As at the last estimation, about 280,000 are present in the state. New Hampshire is the state with the largest elk herds in the USA and the world. During Elk seasons, hunters from all over the nation troop into the state to capture elks.
The Moose population in New Hampshire is fast growing and it continues to be one of the big game species favored by hunters in the state.
The 2 most common species of deer in New Hampshire are the white-tailed and mule deer. The mule deer is well distributed in New Hampshire, while white-tailed deer inhabit the eastern region of the state and are also found in small quantities in the west.
Just like Mountain Lions, black bear hunting in New Hampshire is also common because of the large population of the animal in the state.
Wild turkeys are quite famous among hunters in New Hampshire. Aside from hunting them, they are quite fascinating animals for recreational viewing, especially during their springtime mating period.
Coyotes are well dispersed in New Hampshire and residents’ hunters in the state regard them as one of the most difficult predators to hunt. This is a testament to their smartness.
The common species of foxes in New Hampshire is the red fox. Like most predators, they are difficult to hunt because of their speed. They are also very sensitive games with great vision and smell. They are great swimmers too.
Some of the shooting ranges in New Hampshire include the following:
Hunting lands for sale in New Hampshire include the following:
Hunting lands for lease in New Hampshire include the following: