Hunting in NH’s Connecticut Lakes Region

Deer Hunting

Deer hunting opens for bow hunts in September with muzzleloader and rifle opening in November. Deer live in stream bottoms, hardwood ridges and evergreen stands. Deer in the North Woods tend to grow large. For current deer hunting dates, check with NH Fish & Game

Bird Hunting

Bird hunting for grouse opens on October 1. Woodcock dates change annually. Grouse can be found in young, hardwood stands, alder swamps and sunny slopes while woodcock are found where the ground is soft and wet. For current woodcock dates, check with NH Fish & Game

Bear Hunting

Black bear inhabit the North Woods. Hunt for black bear in the fall. For current black bear dates, check with NH Fish & Game

Moose Hunting

Moose hunting is allowed by special permit only. Permits are obtained through a lottery system. Tag recipients are notified in late June For more on NH’s moose hunt, check with NH Fish & Game

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