Remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) will be available in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) beginning Nov. 1, the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week.
DMPs, which allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued for specific WMUs to help control deer populations. In several units, the target number of DMPs was not issued during the initial application period. In these WMUs, DEC will re-open the DMP application process on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hunters may apply for leftover DMPs at any sporting license sales outlet beginning Nov. 1. Leftover DMPs will not be available by phone, by mail or via the internet. Applicants who previously paid the $10 DMP application fee or are exempt from the application fee will not be charged for this additional application.
Applications for remaining DMPs will be accepted for the following WMUs: 1C; 3M; 3R; 3S (bowhunting only); 7F; 7H; 8A; 8F; 8G; 8H; 8J; 8N; 9A; and 9F. For Wildlife Management Unit locations, go to DEC’s website or check the 2012-13 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide.
During this extended application period, DEC will issue DMPs for an individual WMU all day. The status of issued permits will be reviewed each night, and as the target number of permits are issued for an individual WMU, they will be removed from the list of those available effective the following day, with no further applications accepted for those units.
A list of units with available leftover DMPs will be routinely updated on DEC’s website.