Wildlife Management Areas

Lands Managed for Wildlife and Public Recreation.

beaver swampThe NH Fish and Game Department owns 124 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) across the state, encompassing nearly 60,000 acres. The primary purpose of these lands is to conserve and improve habitat for wildlife, but these lands are also open for public recreation including hunting, fishing, trapping (by permit only – view NH trapping information), and wildlife watching. Read the WMA rules for a full list of activities that are allowed.

We will be adding more WMAs over time.