Deer Management Assistance Program – Application Deadline is August 1
DEC’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) offers an avenue for landowners to meet deer management needs on their property, while providing an incentive to give licensed hunters access to deer and deer hunting. Permittees use DMAP to address crop damage, forest regeneration problems (the photo to the right depicts new forest growth in a 15-year deer exclosure), protect areas of sensitive and rare plants, enhance municipal deer harvest, and produce custom deer hunting opportunities.
- DEC issues a special DMAP permit and a determined number of DMAP deer tags to a landowner or group of landowners whose property(ies) is in need of site-specific deer management.
- DMAP is a hunting program. Permits and tags are valid for use only during the open deer hunting seasons and can only be used by licensed hunters.
- Only antlerless deer may be taken under a DMAP permit.
To learn more about DMAP, determine if you are eligible, and download the DMAP application, visit DEC's website. The DMAP application deadline is August 1, 2021.