STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT WILDLIFE DIVISION
8 November 2022
Deer Season Update #4
The deer kill through November 6th is listed below with comparisons to the previous 8 years. As always, the 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 statewide estimated deer kill to date is 5,741, which is a 14% increase in harvest from the same point last year. Harvest was very high through the first several weeks of the season, but has slowed somewhat over the last couple of weeks as unseasonably warm weather set in. However, this year’s harvest to date remains above the long-term average. Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Grafton Counties, respectively, continue showing the highest registrations to date. These reported totals include estimated registrations through the second weekend of the muzzleloader season, which ends Tuesday, November 8th.
The regular firearm season begins on Wednesday, November 9th, with various numbers of either-sex days in each Wildlife Management Unit (WMU). Be sure to check the 2022-2023 NH Hunting and Trapping Digest for WMU-specific regulations. The Hunting Digest is available through license agents or on the Fish and Game website at www.HuntNH.com. With the opening of the regular firearm season and the increasing number of hunters afield, hunters are reminded that wearing blaze orange reduces hunting-related incidents. Successful hunters can continue to help the less fortunate by donating venison. Contact the NH Food Bank at (603) 669-9725 for more information. The next call-in is scheduled for November 13th with the update released later in the week.
REPORTED DEER KILL