NY Big Game,
Approximately 5,000 Deer Management Permits (DMPs) will be issued to hunters who were previously denied permits during the initial application period earlier this fall. Leftover DMPs will also be available in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) beginning Nov. 1, 2010.
Deer Management Permits, which allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued for specific WMUs to control deer populations. In order to provide DMPs at point-of-sale locations, we (DEC) must anticipate the number of applicants in each WMU and assign a probability to each unit so that the appropriate number of permits are issued. In several WMUs, we received fewer permit applications than projected and thus issued fewer permits than desired.
To issue the remaining DMPs, we randomly select applicants who were previously denied permits in these affected units during the initial application period. We have completed the selection and have begun mailing permits.
Applicants who were denied a DMP in following WMUs may receive a permit in the mail (the approximate number of DMPs to be mailed is in parenthesis):
3C (580), 3G (240), 3K (70)
4B (100), 4C (40), 4K (10), 4P (440), 4R (215), 4Y (60)
7A (1,260), 7M (90), 7P (590), 7S (250)
8T (160), 8W (410)
For WMU locations, check the 2010-11 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide or go to: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8302.html.
Hunters not selected for a DMP in this correction process will not receive a mailing. Selection for one of these permits will not affect any preference points issued to hunters who were not selected for their first choice area during the original application period.
Additionally, in some WMUs, all applicants received permits during the initial application process, but the DMP target was still not reached. In these units, we will reopen the DMP application process on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters may apply for leftover DMPs at any DEC 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 leftover DMPs will be accepted beginning November 1 for the following WMUs:
1C, 3M, 3R, 3S (bowhunting-only), 8A, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 9A, and 9F
During the extended application period for leftover DMPs, the DMPs will be available all day for an individual WMU. The status of permits will be reviewed daily, and any filled units will be removed from the list of those available with no further applications accepted for those units. A list of units with available leftover DMPs is available at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/6399.html.
Big Game Biologist