Post Your Property Against Hunting

The NH Animal Rights League provides free signs to anyone who wishes to post their property against hunting.

Hunting season begins September 1, so now is the time to post your property.

On September 1, bear hunting season begins in New Hampshire. In this state it’s legal to hunt bears over bait, by stalking, or with hounds.

Although hunters must get your permission to place bait on your property, they do not need your permission to hunt with hounds. So if you don’t post your property against hunting, “hounders” are free to chase, tree, and shoot a bear on your property. It’s not uncommon for still-lactating females to be inadvertently killed, leaving orphaned cubs behind.

Facts about bear hounding

General Hunting Season Dates

Following are general dates for hunting season in New Hampshire. A complete summary of season dates and bag limits is provided in the NH Hunting and Trapping Digest, published each year in August.

Select the species name for more dates and details.
April 25 and April 26, 2020 Youth turkey-hunting weekend
May 1 – May 31 Spring gobbler season (wild turkey)
Starts September 1 Black bear/dates vary for method and WMU
September – January Waterfowl/dates vary by species and zone
September 15 – December 15 Deer/archery (Note: archery season closes one week early in WMU A)
September 15 – December 15 Fall turkey/archery
October 14 – October 20 in ONLY the following WMUs: D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L, M Fall turkey/shotgun (in certain WMUs only)
September – March Small game and furbearers/dates vary by species and region
October 1 – December 31 Pheasant
October 17 – October 25, 2020 Moose (by permit only)
October 24 – 25, 2020 Youth deer-hunting weekend
October 31 – November 10, 2020 Deer/muzzleloader
November 11 – December 6, 2020 Deer/regular firearms (closes one week early in WMU A)