New Hampshire Hunting Digest: Your Guide to Hunting in the Granite State

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New Hampshire Hunting Digest: Your Guide to Hunting in the Granite StateCONCORD, N.H. – Fall is in the air, and some of New Hampshire’s hunting seasons are already underway.  The 2008-2009 New Hampshire Hunting Digest is hot off the press, with most everything you need to know about hunting in the Granite State.  The pocket-sized publication is available online at (click on the orange publication cover) or pick up a free copy when you buy your license from Fish and Game license agents across the state.

The Hunting Digest provides details about New Hampshire’s hunting seasons, plus bag limits, Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) boundaries, license prices, check stations and other information hunters need.  New Hampshire hunting seasons already underway include the bear and gray squirrel seasons, which began September 1; and the September season for resident Canada geese, which began September 2.  Archery seasons for turkey and white-tailed deer start September 15; most small game hunting, including grouse and pheasant, begins October 1.  Opening day for New Hampshire’s most popular hunting season — firearms deer hunting — is November 12, 2008. 

Another hunting resource, the 2007 N.H. Wildlife Harvest Summary, provides a useful guide to the status of wildlife populations in different WMUs and towns around the state.  It includes the most recent harvest statistics and hunting/trophy records.  This report can be accessed at (click on the tan publication cover at right).

If you need a hunter education class — required for first-time hunting license holders – sign up for one right away.  Several course offerings are available in September; they are listed at, or call (603) 271-3212.