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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT WILDLIFE DIVISION

17 December 2015
Deer Season Update

The unofficial deer kill for New Hampshire’s 2015 season is listed below with comparisons to final kill totals for the previous 8 years.  The 2015 numbers are estimates based on the number of deer reported as being registered (not necessarily killed) in each county and may not represent complete data from all registration stations. Data for the previous years are final kill figures for each county and hence the estimated registration distribution for 2015 may not be directly comparable to the previous year’s final kill totals. This is particularly evident in the south-central portion of the state where many deer killed in surrounding counties are registered in Hillsborough County.

The estimated 2015 statewide harvest of 10,912 is down 4% from the 2014 final kill of 11,396. Based on this estimate the 2015 total represents the 7th highest kill in the last 9 years and is very similar to the 20 year average of 10,896.

A summary of the actual kill by Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) compared to previous years will be sent out as soon as registration information is received and data entry is complete. All registration slips should be received within the next week and verified against registration seals issued and returned. Data entry, verification and preliminary analysis should be complete by early January when a final summary of this year’s hunt will be available. Thanks to all those who helped make these deer season updates possible and Happy Holidays to all.

Deer Kill by County

COUNTY 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belknap 771 502 582 527 741 795 894 618 700
Carroll 752 436 438 485 565 631 647 585 542
Cheshire 1284 1078 1015 981 978 965 1068 1048 985
Coos 1215 977 781 804 676 777 965 970 644
Grafton 2201 1780 1768 1368 1580 1779 1933 1667 1673
Hillsborough 1767 1564 1406 1435 1609 1652 1679 1610 1961
Merrimack 1616 1118 1202 1041 1245 1316 1417 1130 1082
Rockingham 2169 1990 1722 1732 2086 2138 2124 2118 1834
Strafford 867 627 637 648 835 875 969 922 764
Sullivan 917 844 833 738 794 784 844 718 727
Total 13559 10916 10384 9759 11109 11612 12540 11396 10912
                   

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