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5,000 DMPs available to NY hunters beginning Nov. 1

From the New York Department of Environmental Conservation

-- Approximately 5,000 Deer Management Permits (DMPs) will be issued to New York hunters previously denied permits during the initial application period this fall.

Leftover DMPs will also be available in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) beginning Nov. 1.

Deer Management Permits, which allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued for specific WMUs to control deer populations. To provide DMPs at point-of-sale locations, DEC assigns a probability to each unit so the appropriate number of permits are issued. In several WMUs, DEC received fewer permit applications than projected.

To issue the remaining DMPs, DEC randomly selects applicants who were previously denied permits in these affected units during the initial application period. DEC will be completing the selection and automatically begin mailing permits within the next week.

Applicants from the following WMUs may receive DMPs. The approximate number of permits to be mailed is in parenthesis:
3C (580 permits ), 3G (240 permits , 3K (70 permits ); 4B (100 permits), 4C (40 permits), 4K (10 permits , 4P (440 permits), 4R (215 permits), 4Y (60 permits); 6K (260 permits); 7A (1,260 permits), 7M (90 permits), 7P (590 permits), 7S (250 permits); 8T (160 permits), 8W (410 permits); 9S (200 permits).

For WMU locations, check the 2010-11 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide or go online to  www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8302.html.
 
Hunters not selected for a DMP will not receive a mailing from DEC. 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, DEC 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 online. Applicants who previously paid the $10 DMP application fee or are exempt from the application fee will not be charged for the additional application.

Applications for leftover DMPs will be accepted for the following WMUs: 1C, 3M, 3R, 3S (bowhunting-only), 8A, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 9A, and 9F.

During this extended application period, DEC will issue DMPs for an individual WMU all day. 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.

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