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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT WILDLIFE DIVISION

17 November 2014
Deer Season Update

The estimated deer kill through 16 November is listed below with comparisons to the previous 8 years.  These numbers are estimates based on the number of deer registered (not necessarily killed) in each county and may not represent information from all registration stations. Statewide deer registrations to date are estimated to be 8,119. The 2014 statewide total to date represents an 11% decrease from the 9,122 registered at this point in the 2013 season.  The statewide estimated deer kill to date is the 4th highest in the last 9 years, exceeded by 2012, 2013, and 2007 respectively. Grafton, Rockingham, and Hillsborough Counties, respectively, are showing the highest registrations to date. The next couple of weeks, including the Thanksgiving Holiday should provide hunters with a great opportunity as the rut should remain strong during this period.

Either-sex regular firearm hunting opportunities have ended in most Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) and the remainder of the regular firearm season in these units will be legally antlered bucks only. Units L and M are the exceptions with either-sex regular firearm hunting continuing through Friday, 21 November. Licensed firearm hunters with valid Special Unit-L and/or Unit-M Antlerless Only Permits may use these permits through the end of the regular firearm season on 7 December while bow hunters may use them until the end of the archery season on 15 December. The regular firearm season will run through 7 December with the exception of WMU-A where it will end on 30 November. The next call-in will occur on 30 November 2014 with the update being distributed on 1 December.

Deer Kill by County

COUNTY 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Belknap 508 563 445 487 434 546 753 761 454
Carroll 290 421 257 247 232 270 353 410 371
Cheshire 880 1050 978 898 852 759 670 968 843
Coos 706 626 553 405 349 247 388 530 528
Grafton 1104 1467 1228 1126 844 848 1152 1301 1207
Hillsborough 1286 1535 1660 1443 1433 1387 1806 1857 1586
Merrimack 701 1035 568 659 558 643 651 664 648
Rockingham 1085 1213 1143 998 1074 939 1369 1371 1386
Strafford 547 686 526 482 433 488 587 648 605
Sullivan 563 694 529 575 520 526 584 612 491
Total 7670 9290 7886 7220 6729 6653 8313 9122 8119

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