New Hampshire Small Game Season 2023-2024

Rabbit Season

Rabbit (Cottontail) - H2, K, L, M ONLY

  • Hunting Season-Start Date: October 1, 2023
  • Hunting Season-End Date: January 31, 2024
  • Bag Limit: 2

Rabbit (Cottontail) - A-H1, I1, I2, J1, J2, southern Merrimack River Valley, and an area in Dover adjoining Maine*

  • Hunting Season-Start Date: Closed
  • Hunting Season-End Date: Closed
  • Bag Limit: N/A

Rabbit (Snowshoe Hare) - A-G and J1

  • Hunting Season-Start Date: October 1, 2023
  • Hunting Season-End Date: January 31, 2024
  • Bag Limit: 3

Rabbit (Snowshoe Hare) - H1, H2, I1, I2, J2, K, L, M

  • Hunting Season-Start Date: October 1, 2023
  • Hunting Season-End Date: January 31, 2024
  • Bag Limit: 2

Rabbit (Falconry)

  • Hunting Season-Start Date: October 1, 2023
  • Hunting Season-End Date: March 15, 2024
  • Bag Limit: 2

Squirrel Season

Gray Squirrel (Statewide)

  • Season Start Date: September 1, 2023
  • Season End Date: January 31, 2024
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Notes: No hunting in parks or cemeteries

Pheasant Season

Ring-necked Pheasant (Statewide)

  • Hunting Season-Start Date: October 1, 2023
  • Hunting Season-End Date: December 31, 2023
  • Bag Limit: Limit of 2 per day and 10 per season
  • Note: An additional $31 pheasant license is required.

Quail Season

Northern Bobwhite Quail

  • Hunting Season-Start Date: October 1, 2023
  • Hunting Season-End Date: December 31, 2023
  • Note: Limit of four bags per day.

Grouse Season

Ruffed Grouse

  • Hunting Season-Start Date: October 1, 2023
  • Hunting Season-End Date: December 31, 2023
  • Note: Limit of four bags per day.

Chukar Season

Chukar, Hungarian Partridge

  • Hunting Season-Start Date: October 1, 2023
  • Hunting Season-End Date: December 31, 2023
  • Note: Limit of four bags per day.

Prepare for an Exciting Small Game Season New Hampshire offers a diverse range of small game hunting opportunities in the 2023-2024 season. Here are the key details for various species:

Rabbit Season

  • Cottontail rabbit hunting is open in specific zones.
  • Snowshoe hare hunting is available in designated areas.
  • Falconry enthusiasts can also participate in rabbit hunting.

Squirrel Season

  • Gray squirrel hunting is permitted statewide, with bag limits.
  • Note the restrictions on hunting in parks or cemeteries.

Pheasant Season

  • Ring-necked pheasant hunting is open statewide, with bag limits and an additional pheasant license requirement.

Quail Season

  • Northern bobwhite quail hunting is allowed with bag limits.

Grouse Season

  • Ruffed grouse hunting is open with bag limits.

Chukar Season

  • Chukar and Hungarian partridge hunting is available with bag limits.

Please ensure you are aware of specific zones, bag limits, and any additional requirements as you plan your small game hunting adventures in New Hampshire.

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