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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT WILDLIFE DIVISION

December 4, 2019
Deer Season Update

The estimated deer kill through 01 December 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 11,289. The 2019 statewide total represents a 3% decrease from 2018 at this point in the season and is the 3rd highest in the last 9 years.  Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Grafton Counties, respectively, are showing the highest registrations to date.  
 
The regular firearm season runs through 8 December with the exception of WMU-A where the regular firearm season ran through 1 December. This gives hunters till the end of the week for 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 Monday, 16 December 2019 with the final in-season update being available on Thursday, 19 December 2019.

DEER KILL

COUNTY 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Belknap 780 829 932 645 657 619 820 656 700
Carroll 458 460 582 530 492 561 619 648 631
Cheshire 963 752 1063 1035 921 842 1037 941 1155
Coos 560 564 823 880 586 703 678 866 676
Grafton 1218 1461 1633 1475 1512 1477 1599 1882 1707
Hillsborough 1839 2165 2228 1984 1815 1774 2169 2169 2030
Merrimack 909 777 839 844 977 849 997 1167 1147
Rockingham 1704 1610 1679 1777 1600 1622 1937 1988 1909
Strafford 628 678 775 721 706 685 635 631 627
Sullivan 664 677 770 596 677 617 644 700 707
Total 9723 9973 11324 10487 9943 9749 11135 11648 11289

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