Deer Hunting in New Hampshire

NH Deer Season Dates and Resources

September 15 - December 15, 2024 (closes December 8 in WMU A)

November 2 - November 12, 2024 Statewide

November 13 - December 8, 2024 (closes December 1, 2024 in WMU A)

Youth Deer Weekend: 
October 26 - 27, 2024

Deer Hunting in NH

Deer Hunting in NH

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2024 Archery Dates
Season (Inclusive Dates) Wildlife Management Units
Any Deer (Sept. 15–Dec. 8) WMU A-Note: Archery deer season ends one week early.
Any Deer (Sept. 15–Dec. 15) B-M


2024 Muzzleloader Dates
Season (Inclusive Dates) Wildlife Management Units
Antlered deer only (Nov. 2–Nov. 12) A, B, C1, C2, D1, D2E
Any deer (Nov. 2) E, F, G2, I2
Antlered deer only (Nov. 3- Nov. 12) E, F, G2, I2
Any deer (Nov. 2- Nov. 3) I1
Antlered deer only (Nov. 4 –Nov. 12) I1
Any deer (Nov. 2– Nov. 4) H1, J1, K
Antlered deer only (Nov. 5– Nov. 12) H1, J1, K
Any deer (Nov. 2– Nov.5) D2W, H2, J2
Antlered deer only (Nov. 6– Nov. 12) D2W, H2, J2
Any deer (Nov. 2–Nov. 6) G1
Antlered deer only (Nov. 7–Nov. 12) G1
Any deer (Nov 2– Nov. 12) L, M


2024 Firearm Dates
Season (Inclusive Dates) Wildlife Management Units
Antlered deer only (Nov. 13–Dec. 1) WMU A—Note: Firearm deer
season ends one week early.
Antlered deer only (Nov. 13–Dec. 8) B, C1, C2
Any deer (Nov. 13) D1, D2E, E, F
Antlered deer only (Nov. 14–Dec. 8) D1, D2E, E, F
Any deer (Nov. 13–Nov. 14) G2, I1, I2
Antlered deer only (Nov. 15–Dec. 8) G2, I1, I2
Any deer (Nov. 13–Nov. 15) J1
Antlered deer only (Nov. 16–Dec. 8) J1
Any deer (Nov. 13–Nov. 16) H1, H2, J2, K
Antlered deer only (Nov. 17–Dec. 8) H1, H2, J2, K
Any deer (Nov. 13–Nov. 17) D2W, G1
Antlered deer only (Nov. 18–Dec. 8) D2W, G1
Any deer (Nov. 13–Nov. 22) L, M
Antlered deer only (Nov. 23–Dec. 8) L, M


2024 Special Permits
Season Permittees
Antlerless deer only 3,000 Permittees in Unit L
Antlerless deer only 4,000 Permittees in Unit M


2024 Youth Hunt1
Season Permittees
Any deer (Oct. 26 & 27) Statewide


Deer Baiting2
Season Wildlife Management Areas
October 23–November 20 WMU A-L
September 15–December 15 WMU M


1Nonresident youth hunters may participate provided N.H. youth can hunt during youth deer hunts in their state of residence.

2Further restrictions apply.