How To Hunt Wild Boar In New Hampshire
Resident License: $22 for an annual New Hampshire Hunting License,
Non-Resident License: $ 103 for an annual New Hampshire Hunting License, $73 for an annual Non-resident New Hampshire archery hunting license.
Resident Tag Fee: No tag required
Non-Resident Tag Fee: No Tag Required
Limit: No Limit
Legal Method of Take: Any legal firearm or bow
Night Time Hunting: No
Baiting: Yes, please visit New Hampshire Baiting Laws Page for more information
Summary: There is definitely a huntable population of true blood wild boar in New Hampshire. Wild Boar can be found Grafton, Cheshire, and Sullivan Counties. Hunting wild boar in New Hampshire is a little bizarre, with hazy rules. For instance, wild boar are considered escaped private property running at large. It is assumed that the wild boar belong to a private hunting association called Blue Mountain Forest Association. This group restricts its members to just 30, and only accepts new members when they die or they leave the association. The fenced in preserve is over 20,000 acres in size with a 12 foot high fence that travels 36 miles. The preserve was created by Austin Corbin, a bank baron, in the 1800’s. He wanted to create a preserve where all the animals could live harmoniously.
In 1930, the best breeds of Russian and German wild boar were introduced to the park, known by the locals as Corbin’s Park. In 1938, a hurricane came through and blew the fence down. A large amount of pure blood wild boar escaped the fence and have taken residence outside the preserve. In 1949, the “Boar Damage Law” was passed, making owners (there was only one owner) responsible for damage to farmland and property caused by wild boar. Wild boar are considered to be the sole property of Blue Mountain Forest Association, according to the law. So, on the flip side hunters are not allowed to hunt wild boar unless you ask for permission from the preserve. You have to call to ask permission, but the association will most likely give permission to hunt them, as they don’t want to be liable for the damage caused outside their enclosure. Blue Mountain’s number is in the resources section at the bottom.
Blue Mountain Forest Association (603) 863-3250