Wednesday, October 29, 2014


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced yesterday that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning November 1, 2014.

Deer Management Permits, which allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued for specific WMUs to control deer populations. In some WMUs, all applicants received permits during the initial application process, but the DMP target still has not been reached.

Among the WMUs available are 9A and 9F which include the Gasport and Middleport areas.
The DEC will re-open the DMP application process on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters may apply for up to two additional DMPs in theses WMUs at any DEC license sales outlet beginning November 1, 2014. Leftover DMPs will not be available by phone, by mail or via the internet. Applicants who previously paid the $10 DMP application fee or are exempt from the application fee will not be charged for this additional application.

To help local hunters acquire their doe tags under this special offer by the DEC, the town of Royalton will have special clerk's office hours this Saturday, November 1st  from 9:00 till noon.