Duck Hunting in New Hampshire

New Hampshire, Duck Hunting Nation State, Waterfowl Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting

New Hampshire



Duck Statewide Harvest


Goose Statewide Harvest


No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually


Ducks Per Hunter


Geese Per Hunter


Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

Season $113; three-day small-game license $25

Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Non-Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

New Hampshire is tiny, but for waterfowlers searching out something unheard of these days — uncrowded public hunting opportunity — the Granite State is worth a look.

There's not much coastline to New Hampshire; 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

Photo © Don Laidlaw/Shutterstock

Seasons and Bag Limits