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New Hampshire - 2015-16 Season

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Season/ZoneDatesNotes
Duck, Coot & Merganser
Northern
Oct 2 - Nov 30North of a line from Rte 10 and Rte 25 in Orford, east to Rte 25 in Wentworth, southeast on Rte 25 to Exit 26 of Rte I-93 in Plymouth, south to Rte 3 at exit 24 in Ashland, northeast on Rte 3 to Rte 113 in Holderness, north to Rte 113A in Sandwich, then to Rte 113 in Tamworth, east to Rte 16 in Chocorua, north to Rte 302 in Conway, east to the Maine border.
Duck, Coot & Merganser
Inland & CT. River
Oct 5 - Nov 5
Nov 15 - Dec 13
Inland: East of the CT River Zone, south of the Northern Zone, west of the Coastal Zone
CT. River Waterfowl Zone: East of I-91 at the MA border, north to Rte 2, north to Rte 102, north to Rte 253, and north to the border with Canada.
CT River Zone: West of Rte 63 at the MA border, north to Rte 12, north to Rte 12-A, north to Rte 10, north to Rte 135, north to Rte 3, north to the intersection with the Connecticut River
Duck, Coot & Merganser
Coastal
Oct 7 - Oct 16
Nov 15 - Jan 3
Begins at the Maine border in Rollinsford, and east of a line formed by Rte 4 west to Dover, south to Rte 108, south through Madbury, Durham and Newmarket to Rte 85 in Newfields, south to Rte 101 in Exeter, east to I-95 in Hampton, south to the MA border
Brant
Northern
Oct 2 - Oct 31
Brant
Inland
Oct 6 - Nov 4
Brant
Coastal
Oct 7 - Nov 5
Canada Goose
All Zones
September
Sep 1 - Sep 25
Canada Goose
Northern
Oct 2 - Dec 10
Canada Goose
Inland & CT. River
Oct 6 - Nov 5
Nov 15 - Dec 23
Canada Goose
Coastal
Oct 7 - Oct 26
Nov 15 - Jan 3
Snow Goose
Northern
Oct 2 - Dec 23
Snow Goose
Inland & CT. River
Oct 6 - Dec 27
Snow Goose
Coastal
Oct 7 - Jan 3
Sea DuckOct 1 - Jan 15Open in all coastal waters and rivers and streams seaward from the first upstream bridge.
Extended Falconry
Northern
Dec 1 - Jan 24
Extended Falconry
Inland & CT. River
Nov 2 - Nov 14
Dec 24 - Jan 24
Extended Falconry
Coastal
Jan 26 - Mar 10
YouthSep 26 - Sep 27Open to hunters age 15 and younger when accompanied by an licensed non-hunting adult age 18 or over

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks6, including no more than:
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 2 scaup
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasbacks
  • 1 black duck
Coots15
Mergansers5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Brant1
Canada Geese
September
5
Canada Geese
Regular
3
Snow Geese25, no possession limit
Sea Ducks7, including no more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders, and 4 long-tailed ducks
Falconry3
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic
FalconryPermitted during seasons specified above
ArcheryBow and arrow may be used