DEC: Remaining deer management permits accessible to hunters starting Nov. 1

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The New York State Division of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that remaining deer management permits (DMPs) in many wildlife management units (WMUs) will be accessible to hunters starting Nov. 1.

DMPs, which let hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued for particular WMUs to manage deer populations. In some WMUs, all applicants received permits in the course of the initial application procedure, and the DMP target has not been reached. In these units, DEC will re-open the DMP application procedure on a initial-come, initial-served basis. Hunters might apply for up to two added DMPs in these WMUs at any DEC license sales outlet starting Nov. 1.

Leftover DMPs are not accessible by telephone, mail, or online. Applications ought to be created at license issuing outlets. Applicants who previously paid the $10 DMP application charge in the course of the initial application period, or are exempt from the application charge, will not be charged for this added application. Hunters who did not previously apply for a deer management permit are necessary to spend the $10 application charge.

Applications for leftover DMPs will be accepted for the following WMUs: 1C, 3M, 3R, 3S (bowhunting-only), 4J (bowhunting-only), 6P, 7F, 7H, 7J, 7R, 8A, 8C (bowhunting-only), 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 8N, 8R, 9A, 9F, and 9G.

In addition, Bonus DMPs are accessible for hunters who effectively take an antlerless deer in WMUs 1C, 3S, 4J, or 8C.

For WMU places, refer to the 2019-20 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide or visit DEC’s web-site.

Throughout this extended application period, DEC will problem DMPs for an person WMU till the target issuance quota is accomplished. The status of permits will be reviewed every evening, and as person units are filled they will be removed from the list of these accessible powerful the following day. A list of units with available leftover DMPswill routinely be updated on DEC’s web-site or through the DMP Hotline at 1-866-472-4332.

In units with leftover DMPs, DEC encourages hunters to prioritize antlerless harvest, picking to take a doe or two, while letting young bucks go. Hunters can share additional venison with close friends and neighbors or donate the meat to needy households by means of the Venison Donation Coalition.

— New York State Division of Environmental Conservation

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