Open Season for Hunters

Here’s the schedule of opening and closing dates for our hunting guests. Book now so you won’t be left out of the fun.

September 1:
Black bear (dates and methods vary, check WMU)

September thru January:
Waterfowl (dates and species vary)

September 15 through December 15:
Deer by archery (closes one week early in WMU A)

September 15 thru December 15:
Turkey by Archery

October 1 thru December 31:
Pheasant, Grouse, Quail, Partridge

October 20-28:
Moose (by permit only)

October 27, 28:
Youth Deer Hunting Weekend

November 3-13:
Deer with Muzzleloader

November 14-December 9:
Deer with Regular Firearms (closes one week early in WMU A)

For full details and information regarding hunting in New Hampshire, please contact the NH Fish and Game department. Visit or call 603-271-3421.