There are some towns in New Hampshire that are shotgun only.
Towns with Special Rules:
Deer hunting is allowed only by shotgun, muzzleloader, handguns in calibers .357, 10 mm, .41, .44, .45, or .480, or bow and arrow in the following towns:
Meredith Neck: the part from the Meredith-Center Harbor line to Pleasant Street south and east of Route 25.
Amherst; Bedford; Brookline; Goffstown; Hollis; Hudson; Litchfield; Manchester; Merrimack; Milford; Nashua and Pelham.
Bow: southeast from the Concord-Bow boundary line along the west bank of the Merrimack River, then westerly along the Bow-Hooksett boundary line, then northerly along I-93, then westerly along Robinson Road, then northwest along Branch Londonderry Turnpike East, then southerly along Woodhill Road, then southwesterly along Dunbarton Center Road to the Bow-Dunbarton boundary line, then northwesterly along the Bow-Dunbarton boundary line to the Bow-Hopkinton boundary line, then easterly along the Bow-Hopkinton boundary line to the Bow-Concord boundary line to the west bank of the Merrimack River; Concord;
Hooksett: that part lying from the town line of Allenstown, on the westerly side of Route 3 to a point where the old Portsmouth Railroad crosses the highway, then south of the railroad to the town line of Candia;
Pembroke: that part lying westerly of the following line: starting at the Concord town line at Red Bridge on Sheep David Road, south to Burrough (Borough) Road, then easterly on Burrough (Borough) Road to Fourth Range Road, then southerly on Fourth Range Road to Route 28, then southwesterly on Route 28 to the Allenstown town line.
Rockingham: Atkinson; Auburn*; Brentwood; Chester*; Danville; Derry; East Kingston; Exeter; Fremont; Greenland*; Hampstead; Hampton; Hampton Falls; Kensington; Kingston; Londonderry; New Castle**; Newfields; Newington*; Newmarket; Newton; North Hampton; Plaistow; Portsmouth*; Rye; Salem; Sandown; Seabrook; South Hampton; Stratham*; Windham.
Strafford: Durham; Madbury; Lee; Dover; Rollinsford; Somersworth.
* Wild deer shall not be taken in these towns by use of any firearm other than a shotgun loaded with a single ball, muzzleloading rifle or bow and arrow.
** New Castle: Hunting prohibited except: shotgun fired over water, or landowner or a person with landowner permission using a shotgun where shot lands on their property or the water. <return to top of page>
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