Hunters must legally register their first deer before attempting to catch a second deer. Special Unit Permit L: allows the removal of antlerless deer in WMU L, in addition to deer caught with a regular NH hunting or archery license. It can be used on any day, including only days with deer, during any deer hunting season for which the hunter has a licence (archery, muzzle magazine or firearm). The method of ingestion is limited to what is legal for the particular season being hunted. All ages. Note: A total of 2,000 hunters were allowed to purchase special antlerless deer permits for the UGT L with a deer tag ($26). Unit L permits are issued by online random draw. The application period opened from 8 to 21 July. Permits were available to all lottery winners as of August 4 and must be purchased by September 1, 2022. First, HB 490 prohibits a hunter from taking an animal within ten hours of its detection on a wildlife camera. This is a change from the current game and fish rule, which prohibits same-day hunting. Bowhunters are legally allowed to carry a handgun, but are not allowed to use the handgun to help catch a deer. At the first public hearing on HB 490, representatives of the NH Timberland Owners Association argued that existing fishing and hunting rules do not sufficiently protect owners who may not want cameras on their property, even if they host hunters.
A person may feel comfortable with a hunter on their property from time to time, but a camera that records movement at all times — including human movements — can be unsettling. Deer must be registered at the nearest open check-in station within 24 hours. The deer must be accompanied and registered by the person who took the deer. See Deer/Turkey Registration Stations for a list of stations. A conservation officer may request to see the head and hiding place of a deer captured under an archery licence within 48 hours of its death. It is illegal to hunt deer with a rimfire weapon. No shotgun ammunition, except snails or 00 or more shots, may be used to catch deer. Exception: In Auburn, Chester, Greenland, Newington, Portsmouth and Stratham, deer fishing is prohibited. Special Archery Deer Permit: Allows the inclusion of additional deer with antlers with bow and arrows during the archery season.
A crossbow can also be used in WMU L or M. Each hunter is limited to one of these licenses. Archhunters can only obtain this permit when purchasing their regular archery license. This permit can be used to mark the first or second deer caught with archery if it is legally equipped with antlers. All ages. Deer hunting is permitted in the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Hunters must obtain special permission from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and hold all appropriate NH hunting licenses and tokens to participate. For more information, visit www.fws.gov/refuge/Great_Bay/visit/visitor_activities.html or contact Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950, or call (978) 465-5753.
** New Hampshire has different season dates per region. For more information on regional hunting dates, visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website. New Hampshire bans the use of chocolate as bait for bears, as chocolate could be potentially toxic to bears if consumed in large quantities. Other data protection laws also do not apply unless wildlife cameras are pointed at a private place (such as the windows of a house) or can record private conversations. Simply put, Bambi has no rights to data protection. Archery and firearms seasons end a week earlier than in the rest of the state. Each deer can be taken on the regular archery licence during the archery season. Crossbows can be used to catch deer during the regular archery season in WMU L or M. It is illegal to take wildlife killed by motor vehicles without permission from local or state police or N.H. Fish and Game.
Some opponents of HB 490 are concerned that the bill does not sufficiently protect “fair hunting.” With enough cameras, a hunter could get an idea of where all the large animals are located in an area. Muzzle Magazine Licence: Allows the holder of a regular NH hunting licence or combined licence to catch a deer during the special muzzle loading season with a muzzle magazine or crossbow using the firearm deer tag. Young non-residents and resident landowners must obtain this permit to participate in the feeder season. This license does not contain a separate tag. From discovering cash prizes to capturing pirates on the porch, cameras have become an increasingly popular tool for hunters and everyday homeowners. However, some animal rights activists argue that live cameras are unethical, while privacy advocates are wary of hunters monitoring private property. Earlier this year, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill to add regulations for hunters` use of wildlife cameras. The next step is a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Concord, NH – Hunting season has arrived in Granite State, as has renewed public interest in exploring forest trails, trails and secondary trails. As we enter Granite State`s hugely popular deer season, hunters need to be aware of the increase in recreational activities in New Hampshire`s forests and fields.