Solving Problems with Nature - Naturally
ERIC P. ORFF
Certified Wildlife Biologist
Wildlife Author - Wildlife Lecturer -
Non-Lethal Control of Bats since 1983
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
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