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New Hampshire deer hunting season gets underway in earnest

November 16, 2019 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It’s the first weekend of New Hampshire’s deer hunting season for those using regular firearms, and officials are reminding participants of some of the rules.

The season started Wednesday and runs through Dec. 1 in northernmost New Hampshire, and through Dec. 8 in the rest of the state.

The state Fish and Game Department is reminding hunters to avoid urine-based lures, which can potentially spread fatal Chronic Wasting Disease to deer and moose.

Officials say if bottles or packages do not say “synthetic,” then the products are likely natural urine and should be avoided. Hunters coming from out of state are being reminded that whole deer carcasses cannot be brought into New Hampshire from any jurisdiction that has documented the disease.