Hunting & Fishing Seasons & Fees provided by NH Fish & Game dept.
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1. Federal lands: White Mountain National Forest. comprising over 751,000 acres — nearly 10 percent of the land area in the state. Most of this land is open to hunting, except for the tourist spots and campgrounds. The National Forest’s land is shown in Delorme’s New Hampshire Atlas and Gazetteer in a shade of darker green.
2. State lands and state-managed lands: The majority of these lands are open to hunting including:
- 117 state forests
- 41 state parks
- 63 other tracts
- 100 Wildlife Management Areas
The Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) owns a total of 201,513 acres, most of which is open to hunting.
The NH Fish and Game Dept. owns or has hunting rights to nearly 30,000 acres distributed over nearly 100 tracts, most of which are called Wildlife Management Areas.
3. Private land owned by paper or timber companies: Several major paper and timber companies in the state have kept their lands open to hunting by the public for over half a century.
4. Private, County and Municipal lands: 80% of New Hampshire’s forestland is privately owned. Generally speaking, most private lands — especially larger tracts — remain open to hunters across New Hampshire, unless otherwise posted against hunting. New Hampshire Fish and Game highly recommends that each hunter personally contact landowners whenever possible and seek permission to hunt. Frequently, even land posted to hunting can be accessed by contacting the owner prior to hunting.