Duck Hunting in New Hampshire

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  • 8,700

    Duck Statewide Harvest

  • 4,400

    Goose Statewide Harvest

  • 2,000

    No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually

  • 4.9

    Ducks Per Hunter

  • 3.2

    Geese Per Hunter

  • $32

    Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License

  • $11

    Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits

  • $25

    Federal Duck Stamp

  • Season $113; three-day license $25

    Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License

  • $11

    Cost of Non-Resident State Stamps and Permits

  • $25

    Federal Duck Stamp

Duck Hunting Nation Knowledge

It’s a tiny state, but for the waterfowler searching out something unheard of these days — uncrowded public hunting opportunity — The Granite State is definitely worth a look.

There’s not much coastline to New Hampshire; a mere 18 miles of Atlantic Ocean waterfront. However, that coast offers some down-and-dirty sea duck hunting for eiders and scoters, particularly during the latter part of the season.

Inland, hidden beaver ponds and countless dam-slowed creeks provide havens for mallards, wood ducks and the occasional black duck. Canada goose hunts, early- and late-season outings, have gotten better in recent years, as they have throughout much of the eastern United States.

— Compiled and written by M.D. Johnson


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