Friday, October 30, 2020

DMPs Available Nov. 1 at License Sales Outlets

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several of the State’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1.

“New York’s hunters are setting records this year, but there are still opportunities for Deer Management Permits across the state. Deer populations are generally at or above desired levels in the units with leftover DMPs,” Commissioner Seggos said. “In these areas, DEC encourages hunters to hunt safely and responsibly and to prioritize doe harvest and share extra venison with friends, neighbors, and the Venison Donation Coalition.”

DMPs, which allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued for specific WMUs to control deer populations. In some WMUs, applicants received permits during the initial application process, and the DMP target has not been reached. In these units, 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 these WMUs at any DEC license sales outlet beginning Nov. 1, 2020.

Leftover DMPs are not available by phone, mail, or internet. Applications must be made at license issuing outlets. Applicants who previously paid the $10 DMP application fee during the initial application period, or are exempt from the application fee, will not be charged for this additional application. Hunters who did not previously apply for a deer management permit are required to pay the $10 application fee.

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2 Responses

  1. Todd says:

    This article has very little relevance to the adirondacks in that there are no DMP’s available for wmu’s 5c, 5f, 5 g, 5h 6j or 6f . Anybody who hunts probably already knew this information as leftover DMP’s are historically released on November. The only interesting thing is that it falls on a Sunday this when most municipal licenscing agents are closed.

    • Dan says:

      No doubt, but the reminder of the Venison Donation Coalition is certainly relevant. Anyone can make a donation, which helps support food banks across NY who distribute venison donated by hunters to needy families. It’s a great program.

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