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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT WILDLIFE DIVISION

27 November 2017
RE: Deer Season Update

The estimated deer kill through 26 November is listed below with comparisons to the previous 8 years. As with previous call-in figures, 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. The estimated statewide harvest to date is 11,135. The 2017 statewide total represents a 12% increase from 2016 at this point in the season and is the second highest in the last 9 years.  Harvests in all but two counties (Coos and Strafford) are above what they were last year at the same point. However, most notably, Belknap County is 32% above where it was last year at the same point.  
 
The regular firearm season runs through 3 December with the exception of WMU-A where the regular firearm season ended on 26 November. This gives hunters roughly 1 more week of regular firearm season hunting opportunity in most of the state. The archery season continues through 15 December except in WMU-A where it ends 8 December. The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the end of many hunters’ efforts for the year and late season hunters can now take advantage of reduced hunting pressure. Hunters can also continue to help the less fortunate by donating venison. Contact the NH Food Bank at (603) 669-9725 for more information. The next and final deer season call-in will be Saturday, 16 December 2017 with the final in-season update being available on Monday, 18 December 2017.

REPORTED DEER KILL

COUNTY
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Belknap
588
554
780
829
932
645
657
619
820
Carroll
349
445
458
460
582
530
492
561
619
Cheshire
1107
1027
963
752
1063
1035
921
842
1037
Coos
627
676
560
564
823
880
586
703
678
Grafton
1528
1168
1218
1461
1633
1475
1512
1477
1599
Hillsborough
1767
1799
1839
2165
2228
1984
1815
1774
2169
Merrimack
859
763
909
777
839
844
977
849
997
Rockingham
1323
1368
1704
1610
1679
1777
1600
1622
1937
Strafford
577
634
628
678
775
721
706
685
635
Sullivan
614
631
664
677
770
596
677
617
644
Total
9339
9065
9723
9973
11324
10487
9943
9749
11135

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