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Hunting in New Hampshire: 5 Animals to Hunt in the Summer

By    |   Sunday, 31 May 2015 10:14 AM

Hunting in New Hampshire slows down quite a bit in the summer, when outdoors aficionados turn to fishing. This trend is typical throughout the nation, and if you're determined to hunt deer in the summer months, you'll have to travel west to Alaska, California or Hawaii. Those people staying close and hunting in New Hampshire will appreciate that a few species are available to hunt all year, and open season for a few species begins toward the end of summer when hunters set out for bear and waterfowl in early September.

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Many additional species are available for hunting in New Hampshire in the summer. Check the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website exact dates of open seasons for each species. The website also provides great information about choosing sites, obtaining proper licenses and tags, and hunter education programs. Here are some animals that are legal to hunt in New Hampshire during summertime.
  1. Coyotes
 - Coyotes are a predatory animal that is considered a nuisance species, and their presence impacts the management of other species. Everything, including property, pets, and even humans are threatened by these wild animals. "Summer does bring about a whole different set of hunting circumstances. To begin with, you need to consider the extreme heat. Coyotes won't be lounging around on open hillsides or strolling through fields. They'll be seeking shade throughout the day and spending more time moving at night, and at dusk and dawn," explains Mark Kayser on GrandviewOutdoors.com. Hunters can look for coyotes near water.
  2. Feral Hogs - 
Another destructive animal, feral hogs have no game status in New Hampshire. Private property owners are often happy to grant permission to hunters to hunt and kill these animals on their lands. Hunters must get permission from the landowner and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department can grant permission for roaming boar on state-owned properties. A hunting license is required to hunt these encroachers.
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  4. Black Bears
 - Black bears can weigh up to 250 pounds and walk on their hind legs like humans. This species is found in 10 counties in New Hampshire, and open season begins in September. In summer, they eat berries, fruits, and insects because they are readily available. They also like nuts, farm crops, and honey.
  5. Ducks and Geese
 - Waterfowl seasons also open in September, and specific land zones are specified for waterfowl hunting in New Hampshire. Check the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website for specifics.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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