For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Maureen Wren
Thursday, October 25, 2007 (518) 402-8000
DEC TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL DEER MANAGEMENT PERMITS
Hunters Previously Denied May Receive DMPs by Mail,
Others Available First-come, First-served on Nov. 1
A second opportunity for some hunters previously denied or who
did not obtain Deer Management Permits before the Oct. 1, 2007, deadline
is being provided by the state Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC), Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today. Approximately 39,400
Deer Management Permits (DMPs) will be mailed to some hunters who were
previously denied permits during the initial DMP application period.
Also, left over DMPs will be available in several Wildlife Management
Units (WMUs) beginning November 1, 2007.
"New York's hunters represent the foundation of the State's deer
management programs," Commissioner Grannis said. "Hunters have enjoyed a
proud legacy in New York State and we look forward to continuing that
success this year. Issuing these permits enhances our ability to
properly manage the deer population here in New York."
DMPs allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer in specific WMUs.
In order to provide DMPs at point-of-sale locations, DEC must anticipate
the number of applicants in each WMU and assign a probability to each
unit so that the appropriate number of DMPs are issued. In several
WMUs, DEC received fewer DMP applications by the Oct. 1 deadline than
projected and so, despite some applicants being denied in the random
selection process, not enough DMPs were issued in these units.
To issue the remaining DMPs, DEC randomly selected among
applicants who were previously denied DMPs in these affected WMUs during
the initial application period. DEC has completed the random selection
and has begun to mail permits. About 30 percent of the hunters
previously denied first permits in these units will receive a DMP.
Applicants from the following WMUs may receive DMPs:
3C, 3F, 3G, 3H, 3J, 3K, 3N, 3P
4A, 4B, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4N, 4O, 4P, 4R, 4S, 4T, 4W, 4Y, 4Z
6H, 6K, 6R, 6S
8F, 8J, 8N, 8R, 8S, 8T, 8X
9G, 9M, 9S, 9Y
For locations of these WMUs and updates, check the 2007-08
Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide or
on DEC’s website.
Hunters not selected for a DMP will not receive a mailing from
DEC. Hunters are urged to wait for their permits to arrive by mail.
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.
In addition, DEC will reopen the DMP application process
starting Nov. 1 on a first-come, first-served basis for WMUs that have
not reached target totals during the random selections. Hunters may
apply for leftover DMPs at any DEC license sales outlet beginning Nov.
1. Leftover DMPs will not be available by phone or by mail. DMP
applications will be accepted for the following WMUs:
1C, 3S (bowhunting-only), 8A, 8F, 8G, 8H, and 9A
During this extended application period, DEC will issue DMPs for
an individual WMU all day once a WMU is opened for leftover issuance.
The status of permits will be reviewed each night at midnight, and any
filled units will be removed from the list of those available, with no
further applications accepted for those units.