Remaining Deer Management Permits Available
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced
that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management
Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginningNovember 1, 2014.
Management Permits, which allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued
for specific WMUs to control deer populations. In some WMUs, all applicants
received permits during the initial application process, but the DMP target
still has not been reached.
these units, under Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative,
DEC will re-open the DMP application process on a first-come, first-served
basis. Hunters may apply for up to two additional DMPs in theses WMUs at any
DEC license sales outlet beginning November 1, 2014. 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.
for leftover DMPs will be accepted for the following WMUs:
1C, 3M, 3R, 3S (bowhunting-only), 7F, 7H, 7J, 8A, 8F,
8G, 8H, 8J, 8N, 8R, 9A, 9F, and 9G. For WMU location breakdowns, check the 2014-15
Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide.
this extended application period, DEC will issue DMPs for an individual WMU all
day. The status of permits will be reviewed each night, and as individual units
are filled, 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.
populations are above desired levels in all of the units with leftover DMPs.
DEC encourages hunters to use these leftover tags to take an additional
antlerless deer or two. Stock up on venison, make a bit more sausage, share an
extra deer with your neighbors and friends, or donate the extra deer to those
in need through the Venison
Donation Coalition .
support of the NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative, this year's budget
includes $6 million in NY Works funding to support creating 50 new land and
water access projects to connect hunters, anglers, bird watchers and others who
enjoy the outdoors to more than 380,000 acres of existing state and easement
lands that have not reached their full potential. These 50 new access projects
include building new boat launches, installing new hunting blinds and building
new trails and parking areas. In addition, the 2014-15 budget
includes $4 million to repair the state's fish hatcheries; and renews and
allows expanded use of crossbows for hunting in New York State.