NH Hunting Dates and Seasons

General Hunting Season Dates

Following are general dates for the 2013 seasons. A complete summary of season dates and bag limits is provided each year in the NH Hunting and Trapping Digest (click here and on publication cover).

Click on the species name for more dates and details.

April 27-28, 2013 Youth turkey-hunting weekend
May 3 – May 31 Spring gobbler season (wild turkey)
Starts Sept. 1 Black bear/dates vary for method and WMU
Sept. 2013 – Jan. 2014 Waterfowl/dates vary by species and zone
Sept. 15 – Dec. 15 Deer/archery (Note: archery season closes on Dec. 8 in WMU A)
Sept. 15 – Dec. 15 Fall turkey/archery
Oct. 14 – Oct. 18, 2013 Fall turkey/shotgun (in certain WMUs only); Monday – Friday
Sept. 2013 – March 2014 Small game and furbearers/dates vary by species and region
Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2013 Pheasant
Oct. 19 – Oct. 27, 2013 Moose (by permit only)
Oct. 26 – 27, 2013 Youth deer-hunting weekend
Nov. 2 – Nov. 12, 2013 Deer/muzzleloader
Nov. 13 – Dec. 8, 2013 Deer/regular firearms (closes one week early in WMU A, on Dec. 1, 2013)