FISH AND GAME
208:5 Bow and Arrow.
I. The executive director shall set the fee pursuant to RSA 206:10, I, for issuance of archery licenses for the following categories: residents 16 years of age or older and nonresidents 16 years of age or older.
II. The licensee shall be entitled to hunt wildlife with bow and arrow during the open season, subject to the restrictions of this title.
III. The licensee shall be entitled to hunt deer during the special archery season established by the executive director, after consultation with the commission, pursuant to RSA 208:2 throughout the state and in Bear Brook Refuge.
IV. The licensee shall be entitled to take one deer under the archery license and additional deer under the archery license as determined by the executive director in accordance with RSA 208:5-b.
V. The licensee shall be entitled to carry firearms while hunting under the provisions of this section, unless such licensee is prohibited by state or federal law from carrying a firearm.
VI. A resident or nonresident person under 16 years of age shall not take wildlife with a bow and arrow unless said person is accompanied by a properly licensed person who is 18 years of age or older.
VII. A resident or nonresident person under 16 years of age shall not take deer with bow and arrow during the special archery season unless such person is accompanied by a person possessing the archery license described in RSA 208:5, I who is 18 years of age or older.
VIII. No person taking deer under the provisions of this section shall take or attempt to take deer with any type of firearm.
IX. An archery license purchased pursuant to this section shall not constitute satisfactory proof that the licensee has previously had a hunting license issued to the licensee in this state, or any other state, province or country as required by RSA 214:23-a.
Source. 1949, 258:1, par. 16-a. 1951, 145:1. RSA 208:5. 1955, 136:1. 1959, 74:1. 1967, 172:1. 1971, 545:2. 1973, 72:19. 1977, 247:9; 252:7; 556:1. 1978, 40:3, I. 1981, 108:3; 498:3. 1985, 291:3. 1986, 214:3. 1988, 213:4. 1994, 369:3. 1995, 153:1. 1996, 108:6. 2001, 252:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2002; 252:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. 2015, 186:6, eff. July 1, 2015. 2018, 324:8, eff. Aug. 24, 2018.