Saturday, November 3, 2012


The DEC has leftover deer management permits ("doe permits") for 13 units across the state, including 9A which includes a good portion of Gasport:

Those parts of Erie and Niagara Counties lying within a continuous line beginning at the confluence of the East Branch of the Niagara River and Tonawanda Creek (Niagara-Erie county boundary) near Tonawanda; thence easterly along the Niagara-Erie county boundary (Tonawanda Creek) to Route 78; thence northerly along Route 78 to Route 31 in Lockport; thence northeasterly along Route 31 to Route 31E at Middleport; thence northerly along Route 31E to Niagara County Route 271 (Stone Road); thence northerly along Niagara County Route 271 to Route 104; thence easterly along Route 104 to Route 269 (County Line Road) at Jeddo; thence northerly along Route 269 and its northern extension to the south shore of Lake Ontario at the eastern boundary of Golden Hill State Park; thence westerly along the south shore of Lake Ontario to the New York-Canadian boundary; thence southerly along the New York-Canadian boundary to the Grand Island-Tonawanda town line; thence northeasterly along the Grand Island-Tonawanda town line to the Niagara-Erie county boundary; thence easterly along the Niagara-Erie county boundary to the point of beginning.

Applications for leftover DMPs will be accepted at license issuing outlets only. Applications will not be accepted by phone, mail or on-line for leftover DMPs.
  • Hunters may apply for and receive up to two additional DMPs in these WMUs.
  • Applicants with licenses that are exempt from paying a DMP application fee or hunters who have previously applied for DMPs this license year will not be charged any additional fees during the extended application period. Otherwise, there is a non-refundable $10 application fee for leftover DMPs.
  • Leftover DMPs are issued on a first-come / first-serve basis. DEC will continue to issue permits in these WMUs until sufficient numbers of DMPs are issued to achieve optimum management in each unit. When a unit is opened, it will remain open at least until close of business that day. At the end of the business day, any units that have reached the desired number of permits will be closed.
  • Applications for leftover DMPs will not affect any preference points held by the applicant.
Note: DMPs are only valid for antlerless deer in the WMU for which they are issued.