New Hampshire Population and Management Archive - New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Deer Population and Management Archive

Annual Hunter Reported Kill

1951: 11,000*

1964: 7,589

1965: 9,600

* Highest prior to 1965


Source

1987: 6 121

1988: 6,125

1989: 7,238

1990: 7,872

1991: 8,797

1992: 10,215

1993: 9,889

1994: 8,379

1995: 11,207

1996: 10,363

1997: 11,800

1998: 9,785

1999: 10,859

2000: 10,595

2001: 9,143

2002: 11,089

2003: 9,492

2004: 10,133

2005: 10,595

2006: 11,766

2007: 13,559

2008: 10,916

2009: 10,384

2010: 9,759

2011: 11,109

2012: 11,612

2013: 12,543

2014: 11,395

2015: 10,895

2016: 10,675

2017: 12,309

2018: 14,113

2019: 12,306

2020: 13,044

2021: 12,551


Harvest by County, 2010 to 2018


New Hampshire Hunting publications


A List of Articles in the Archive

2021

The pandemic sent 10% more New Hampshire hunters into the woods March 25, 2021

2020

Moose Hunt in New Hampshire Starts Soon September 24, 2020 New Hampshire

2019

Drivers beware: It’s moose mating season October 1, 2019 New Hampshire

For NH moose, winter tick can be a deadly mismatch July 22, 2019 New Hamsphire

New Hampshire 2018 Deer Harvest June 8, 2019 New Hampshire

New Hampshire has record number of deer right now September 17, 2019 New Hampshire

NH Hunting Report - January 2, 2019

2018

Hunting season indicates the state's deer population is healthy, growing in numbers April 25, 2018 New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2018 Deer Harvest and History by County

NH Great North Woods always a treasure, but moose void is unsettling November 12, 2018 New Hampshire

Should the east be home to cougars again? Febuary 2, 2018 New Hampshire

2017

2016 Testing Shows No Evidence of CWD in NH May 2 2017 New Hampshire

Climate Change Is Killing New England's Moose May 29, 2017 New Hampshire

Fall 2016 was a good one for deer January 22, 2017 New Hampshire,

Officials urge caution after fatal car accident with deer in Concord June 17, 2017 New Hampshire,

2016

American chestnut may rise again May 8, 2016 New Hampshire

Annual moose hunt about to start in New Hampshire October 10, 2016 New Hampshire,

Something Wild: What's Behind the Bobcat's New Hampshire Comeback? January 29, 2016 New Hampshire

Warm temperatures meaning early green-up April 3, 2016 New Hampshire

2015

Be alert for deer on the road, Seacoast deer population up November 9, 2015 New Hampshire

Beavers help environment, but conflicts with humans can arise January 10, 2015 New Hampshire

Counting Animals Is A Tough Job April 13, 2015 New Hampshire

Deer Hunting Report December 3, 2015 New Hampshire

Draft Fish and Game 10-year plan calls for reduction in bear population April 23, 2015 New Hampshire,

Fish And Game Contemplates An End To The Moose Hunt March 27, 2015 New Hampshire

Fish and Game on Deer Feeding April 25, 2015 New Hampshire

For deer herd data, states count on hunters January 31, 2015 New Hampshire

Hunters have another good year January 1, 2015 New Hampshire

Hunting is big business in the Granite State October 3, 2015 New Hampshire

Last call for moose? NH biologist fears for its future August 8, 2015 New Hampshire

March key month for local deer February 25, 2015 New Hampshire,

Moose hunt threatened by numbers May 16, 2015 New Hampshire

N.H. moose season successful October 31, 2015 New Hampshire,

NH Hunting Season Results - Preliminary Totals for Deer, Bear, Turkey December 21, 2015 New Hampshire

No Mo' Moose? April 6, 2015 New Hampshire,

Not a lot of business at Hillsboro check station as New Hampshire moose hunt gets smaller October 20, 2015

Tallies from hunting show that deer, bear and turkeys are doing well in N.H. – moose, not so much January 1, 2016 New Hampshire

Twelve deer likely died from winter feeding by residents March 24, 2015 New Hampshire

Using drones as hunting tool to track wildlife at issue January 18, 2015 New Hampshire

What gun deer hunters need to know November 15, 2015 New Hampshire

Why a hunter stopped hunting, and where hunting 'fits' October 12, 2015 New Hampshire,

Why So Many Acorns? October 10, 2015 New Hampshire

Winners & losers: Keeping score of wildlife in winter March 1, 2015 New Hampshire

Winter can take a toll on wildlife February 18, 2015

Year's most popular hunting season starts Wednesday November 10, 2015 New Hampshire

2014

2014 good for NH hunters, who bagged more than 11,500 deer December 20, 2014 New Hampshire

2014 Moose Hunt, Deer the winners this archery season November 2, 2014 New Hamshire

Breaking down 2014's deer, bear, turkey and trout numbers December 28, 2014 New Hampshire

Concern for dwindling moose population expressed at first of three Fish and Game public hearings April 2, 2014 New Hampshire

Deer Hunting Going Well; Bear Harvest Up November 19, 2014 New Hampshire

Deer hunting vs. deer shooting September 21, 2014 New Hampshire

Deer Numbers Down, But Final Tally Among Top 10 in Nine Decades December 29, 2014 New Hampshire

Deer season opens Saturday; Firearms season runs November 15-30 November 14, 2014 New Hampshire,

Deer, Bear and Turkey Hunting Results Tallied December 19, 2014 New Hampshire

Firearms hunting season for deer begins in NH November 12, 2014 New Hampshire

Forest Journal: Winter in New Hampshire a time for survival of the fittest January 18, 2014 New Hampshire

Life and death in the New Hampshire woods: Deer carcass feeds coyotes and their fetal pups March 1, 2014

Mild Winters Credited for Twin State Deer Hunting Success January 18, 2014 New Hampshire

More Ticks Equals More Concern for New Hampshire Moose Population September 2, 2014

N.H. deer harvest down from 2013, but still ranks high October 27, 2014 New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2014-2015 Wildlife Rule Changes June 28, 2014

New Hampshire Hunters Reminded of Rules Changes September 5, 2014

Poaching is a crime that affects us all November 16, 2014 New Hampshire

Productivity measures of white‐tailed deer in New Hampshire: Assessing reduced recruitment NL Fortin, PJ Pekins, KA Gustafson - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2014

Room For A Deer-Farming Boom March 6, 2014 New Hampshire

Something Wild: Why So Many Acorns? October 10, 2014 New Hampshire

Successful moose season in Granite State November 1, 2014 New Hampshire

The hunt is on in Southern New Hampshire November 15, 2014 New Hampshire

The Reason Real-Life 'Ghost Moose' Exist Is Scarier Than Any Horror Flick December 5, 2014 New Hampshire

Thoughts as we move from one year to another December 27, 2014 New Hampshire,

White-tailed deer hunting season, archery season begin Monday September 13, 2014 New Hampshire

With deer hunting season starting Wednesday, it’s acorns vs. lust November 11, 2014 New Hampshire

2013

2013 deer hunting season fourth-highest ever December 26, 2013 New Hampshire

Bobcat's Tail A comeback or too much success? Historic Deer Population November 25, 2013 New Hampshire

Checking in on moose and deer numbers November 3, 2013 New Hampshire

Climate change, ticks claiming moose July 28, 2013 New Hampshire

Deer and Bear Hunting Results as Seasons Close November 23, 2013 New Hampshire

Deer Harvest Up; Bear Season Average November 20, 2013 New Hampshire

Deer kill up 10 percent in New Hampshire November 18, 2013

Deer population control efforts underway in southeastern NH July 5, 2013 New Hampshire

Deer, coyotes, and dogs, and a ride to remember March 2, 2013, New Hampshire

Deers killed by cars common in southern New Hampshire December 5, 2013 New Hampshire

Final day for deer for archers, deer struggle December 15, 2013 New Hampshire

Great Bay, Details released for deer hunt at Great Bay refuge July 25, 2013 New Hampshire

Hunting licenses down for deer hunting in New Hampshire November 14, 2013

Hunting season ends today, but there are still plenty of challenges ahead for New Hampshire’s deer December 8, 2013

Moose in New Hampshire and Maine November 11, 2013

Moose population under strain July 22, 2013 New Hampshire

Muzzleloader Deer Season Starts Nov. 2; Regular Firearms Deer Nov. 13 October 28, 2013 New Hampshire

New Hampshire deer kill highest in six years; bear hunt down 30 percent December 27, 2013 New Hampshire

New Hampshire Deer Season 2013: Hunting Forecast October 4, 2013

New Hampshire hunters take almost 13,000 deer December 22, 2013

New Hampshire hunters take almost 13,000 deer and 600 bears in 2013 December 22, 2013

Practice of deer baiting at issue in Laconia court & at Statehouse November 5, 2013 New Hamshire

The delicate task of managing what's best for hunters and game November 9, 2013 New Hampshire

Tree stands on conservation land are troubling December 4, 2013 New Hampshire

2012

2011 NH Wildlife Harvest Summary Available March 30, 2012 New Hampshire

A low-snow winter April 2, 2012 New Hampshire

Bobcats make comeback in region October 27, 2012 New Hampshire

Farmer turns to Irish Spring, scares away deer pests September 3, 2012 New Hampshire

Forest reveals climate change's surprising damage to moose, maple syrup November 29, 2012 New Hampshire

Hunters can take extra deer in thickly settled southeast NH July 3, 2012 New Hamshire

Mark Ellingwood Named New Fish and Game Wildlife Division Chief July 21, 2012 New Hampshire

New Hampshire Deer Herd October 24, 2012

Preliminary New Hampshire hunting numbers: 2012 a successful year December 19, 2012

Trophy hunting doesn't fit this writer's definition of a hunt November 3, 2012 New Hampshire

Wildlife biologists report on hunting season results; deer kill stats are up March 29, 2012 New Hampshire

Wildlife Habitat Improvements for Kearsarge Wildlife Management Area October 6, 2012 New Hampshire

2011

2011 Deer Kill - New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife October 2, 2011

Coyotes, Here's one way deer hunters can help the herd's health August 8, 2011 New Hampshire

Deer season off to a tragic start, about 1,000 accidentally shot by hunters each year, November 15, 2011 New Hampshire

Firearms Deer Season Open November 9, 2011 New Hampshire

Hunters: For now, no limits on bucks April 26, 2011 New Hampshire

Hunting no sure way to reduce deer herds ... July 6, 2011 New Hampshire

More on feeding deer April 9, 2011 New Hampshire

New Hampshire deer kill down in 2010 January 5, 2011

New Hampshire Supreme Court upholds game warden search powers March 31, 2011

NH deer kill down, bear kill way up April 12, 2011 New Hampshire

NH hunters kill 14 percent more deer than in 2010 December 20, 2011 New Hampshire

New Hampshire Historic Deer Hunt January 8 2016