» HUNTING HOME
While hunting along the immediate
shores of Lake Winnipesaukee isn't likely going to send you home
gleaming with success, the Lakes Region is a large region and you don't
have to go far to find some prime time hunting. In New Hampshire,
the vast majority of state, federal, municipal, and county owned land is open to
hunting unless otherwise posted. About 45 minutes north of the Lakes
Region is the White Mountain National Forest with its more than 750,000 acres; the bulk of it open to hunters. New Hampshire also offers hunting in 117
state forests, 41 state parks and about 100 Wildlife Management Areas. Some of
the nearby areas are listed below. Pick up a hunting digest from the state
for more specifics on where you can and can't hunt.
Lakes Region Hunting Spots
Occupying parts of Gilford and
Gilmanton, the Hidden Valley Conservation Easement offers more than
3,000 acres for hunters to pursue big game such as bear and moose, and
less common game such as a bobcat or two.
The Jones Brook Wildlife Management
Area offers hunters nearly 1,500 acres on which to hunt big game such as
moose and bear and smaller game such as fox, woodchuck, and muskrat.
There is the Merrymeeting Wildlife
Management area in Alton and parts of New Durham for both smaller
animals and larger game. This is one of the more popular hunting spots.
Bergeron and Osborne conservation
easements are located in Loudon. They are smaller in size but not in
diversity. Known for its birds, this area is abundant with wild turkey,
some partridges, a few geese, as well as other small animals.
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