The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has set a date of Nov. 1 for acquisition of all remaining deer management permits.
Eligible hunters in the state of New York will be able to apply for any unclaimed deer management permits starting on Nov. 1, 2015.
Excess deer management permits, commonly known as doe permits, will be available in the following Wildlife Management Units (WMUs):
1C, 3M, 3R, 3S (bowhunting-only), 7F, 7H, 7J, 8A, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 8N, 8R, 9A, and 9F.
The normal application fee for a permit is $10.
Anyone who has already paid the fee once will not have to pay it again. Hunters who have not previously applied for a permit (during the calendar year) must pay the $10 fee.
Beginning Nov. 1, hunters may apply for two additional DMPs at any DEC-licensed retail outlet on a first-come, first-served basis.
The NYS DEC issues permits for specific areas (WMUs) of New York in an effort to control whitetail deer populations.
While some of these areas granted applicants permits, those same areas did not reach the target number of DMPs desired by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
The second call for applications on Nov. 1 hopes to get those WMUs with excess permits back on target.
Currently, leftover DMPs are not available by phone, mail, or online.