Pemigewasset River Hunting

Hunting is a traditional and popular form of public recreation in New England, and the Pemigewasset River corridor is mostly undeveloped land filled with natural woods and wildlife habitat. There are more than a million acres of public and private land for hunting in New Hampshire, so expect to find many great areas to hunt.

The place specifically recommended for Pemigewasset River hunting is the Pemigewasset River Wildlife Management Area in Campton. It is mostly 33 acres of floodplain forest with over two miles of water frontage on the Pemi River itself. Common wildlife are white-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, waterfowl and the American woodcock. The best way to access the Pemi River WMA is Interstate 93 exit 28.

Visit the New Hampshire Fish & Game website for detailed information on hunting regulations or to get your hunting license online. Successful completion of a Hunter Education course is required for NH hunters age 16+ for their first hunting license. You can get additional permits for turkey, bear, and other special game as well.

NH Hunting Safety Rules

Treat every firearm as if it were a loaded firearm.
Always control the direction of your firearm’s muzzle.
Be sure of your target and what may be beyond it.
Be certain the barrel and action are clear of any obstructions.
Unload any firearms when not in use.
Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.
Never climb a fence or tree, or jump a ditch or log, with a loaded firearm.
Never shoot a firearm at a flat, hard surface or even water.
Always store firearms and ammunition separately.
Avoid alcoholic beverages or mind-altering drugs before or during shooting.


Pemigewasset River Hunting article by Pemi Shore Cottages.