New Hampshire Deer Hunting Season Dates

New Hampshire Deer Hunting Seasons 2023-2024

New Hampshire offers a range of deer hunting seasons, including youth, muzzleloader, firearm, and archery, each with specific dates and regulations. The state is divided into Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) for effective management.

Archery Season

  1. WMU A:

    • Dates: September 15 - December 8, 2023
    • Deer Type: Any Deer
    • Note: Season ends one week early in this WMU.
  2. WMUs B-M:

    • Dates: September 15 - December 15, 2023
    • Deer Type: Any Deer

Firearms Season

  1. WMU A:

    • Dates: November 8 - November 26, 2023
    • Deer Type: Antlered Deer Only
    • Note: Season ends one week early.
  2. WMUs B, C1, C2:

    • Dates: November 8 - December 3, 2023
    • Deer Type: Antlered Deer Only
  3. Specific Dates for Various WMUs:

    • Different WMUs have varying dates and deer types. For instance, WMUs D1, D2E, E, F allow for any deer hunting on November 8, while other WMUs specify "Antlered Deer Only" for different date ranges.

Muzzleloader Season

  1. Various WMUs (A, B, C1, C2, D1, D2E):
    • Dates: October 28 - November 7, 2023
    • Deer Type: Antlered Deer Only for most days, with some exceptions for "Any Deer" on specific dates.

Youth Hunt

  1. Statewide:
    • Dates: October 21 & 22, 2023
    • Deer Type: Any Deer

Deer Baiting

  1. WMUs A-L:

    • Dates: October 18 - November 15
  2. WMU M:

    • Dates: September 15 - December 15

Special Permits

  1. Unit L:

    • Permits: 3,000 Permittees
    • Deer Type: Antlerless Deer Only
  2. Unit M:

    • Permits: 4,000 Permittees
    • Deer Type: Antlerless Deer Only

Key Notes

  • The official New Hampshire Fish and Game website should be consulted for more specific dates and information.
  • Each WMU has set deer hunting season dates and species with specific regulations for youth-only, muzzleloader, firearms, and archery seasons.
  • It's essential to adhere to the state's wildlife management guidelines to ensure sustainable hunting practices.

These varied seasons and regulations aim to provide diverse hunting opportunities while maintaining responsible wildlife management in New Hampshire.

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