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Pennsylvania PALS deer permits available July 2

From the Pennsylvania Game Commission

-- Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) antlerless deer permits will be available through the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS) July 2.

The program is designed to help landowners manage deer numbers on their properties. Qualified, participating landowners receive a limited number of coupons determined by acreage and limited by the number of DMAP permits issued for each Wildlife Management Unit during the 2009-10 seasons.

Eligible landowners include those owning public lands, private lands where no fee is charged for hunting, and hunting clubs established prior to Jan. 1, 2000, which are owned in fee title, and that have provided a club charter and list of current members to the agency.  

Hunters may obtain up to two DMAP antlerless deer permits per property, and DMAP permits do not impact a hunter's eligibility to apply for and receive antlerless deer licenses issued for Wildlife Management Units.

DMAP permit fees are $10.70 for resident hunters; and $35.70 for nonresident hunters.  The permit can be used to harvest one antlerless deer on the specific DMAP area.  Maps for the properties are to be provided to hunters by the landowners. Landowners may not charge or accept any contribution from a hunter for a DMAP permits or coupons.

Hunters may not use DMAP permits to harvest an antlered deer.  Hunters may use DMAP permits to harvest an antlerless deer anytime antlerless deer are legal, including during the entire statewide two-week firearms deer season Nov. 29-Dec. 11.  

DMAP permits also may be used in WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E, 2G, 3C, 4B, 4D and 4E during the two-week firearms deer season Nov. 29-Dec. 11, however, WMU specific antlerless deer licenses may be used only during the last seven days of the season, Dec. 4-11.

All DMAP permits will be available through PALS. For DMAP unit numbers, the Game Commission has posted a listing of all public landowners and those private landowners who did not request DMAP coupons.  

Private landowners who requested DMAP coupons to present to hunters to redeem for DMAP permits will not appear on the website. However, these landowners generally have a limited number of coupons available and already have identified a sufficient number of hunters to receive their allotted coupons.

The website also provides an alphabetical listing of DMAP properties for each county in which DMAP properties are located. Each listing will provide the following information: DMAP property number; contact information, including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (when available); total number of acres for the property; and total number of coupons issued for the property.

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