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
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.
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