New Hampshire Wildlife News
by Certified Wildlife Biologist, Eric P. Orff
White Tail Deer - Photo is from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, used with permission.

NH Fish and Game Department wildlife biologist Patrick Tate does a deer biological check

By Eric Orff

Now, there's more deer in New Hampshire than ever before, over 125 deer in New Hampshire and a lot of happy deer hunters.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department wildlife biologists fan out across the state each fall to check the biological condition of New Hampshire's deer. Biologist monitor the antler beam diameter and weights of yearling bucks in particular to determine the health of the deer. Shrinking abtler beam diameter and weights would indicate that there are too many deer in that area and regulations would change the next year to reduce deer numbers in that area. Over the last fourty years Fish and Game has been able to increase the deer population from about 40,000 to over 120,00 today. There are now more deer in the state than since before colonial times.

Learn more about the history of Deer in NH

The White Tail Deer photo at the top of the page is from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH. Visit their page on White Tail Deer at

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