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New Hampshire 2019 Regular Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens May 1st
Submitted by: TBC Press
Posted on: 04/15/19
Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are that of the authors and not necessarily that of TBC Press
New Hampshire 2019 Spring turkey hunting season opens with Youth hunt: April 27 and 28. Followed by the Regular season: May 1 through 31. Limit: Southern New Hampshire units H1, H2, K, J2, L and M have a two-gobbler bag limit. Elsewhere, one bearded turkey.
Overall outlook: Ted Walski, turkey project biologist for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, says semi-drought conditions during early Summer 2018 resulted in good hatching success and poult survival. Observers noted turkey flocks “everywhere” in Fall 2018, and a summer brood survey indicated a high average of 4.15 poults per hen.
Potential 2019 hotspots: Walski says the southern third of New Hampshire has the best turkey habitat and annual harvest numbers. Top harvest units include J2, (642), K (544), H2 (470) and M (454).
“The remaining 100 dairy farms in the state are good bets to have turkeys because of the summer brood habitat and winter foods,” he said. “Towns bordering the Connecticut River and Vermont — in Cheshire, Sullivan and Grafton counties — are good bets because of the farm land.” Quick tip: “Ask for the Fish and Game Wildlife Harvest Summary to see towns with highest turkey harvests,” Walski said. “Scout woods nearest the best field areas.”
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