From the New York Department of Environmental Conservation
-- Applying for New York's 2010 Deer Management Permit begins Aug. 16 and ends Oct. 1.
There is no advantage to applying early, as the odds for obtaining a permit remain the same throughout the application period.
Hunters can visit the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/6403.html to learn more about DMPs and how to apply. Hunters can also find the 2010 DMP availability and probability of selection within each Wildlife Management Unit at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30409.html.
The target DMP allocation for 2010 varies by unit depending on the management objective, but overall, about 10 percent fewer DMPs will be issued this year compared to 2009. In addition to the several Northern Zone units where DMPs are not authorized, WMUs 3A, 4L, 4U, 4Z and 5T will be closed for DMPs in 2010.