DEC Announces Change to Deer Bonus Permit Program for Noted Wildlife Management Areas September 25, 2013 New York

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DEC Announces Change to Deer Bonus Permit Program for Noted Wildlife Management Areas September 25,  2013 New York, DEC News
     As a new management tool for deer population control, the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will issue Bonus Deer Management Permits (DMPs) for antlerless-only this fall, a change from either-sex bonus permits of the past beginning Tuesday, October 1. In an effort to support deer population reduction, Bonus DMPs will be issued in Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 1C (Suffolk County), 3 S (Westchester County), 4J (eastern Albany County) and 8C (central Monroe County).
     Bonus DMPs are issued to increase hunter participation and antlerless deer harvest in areas with abundant deer....    "As deer numbers have grown in specific areas in the state, we need another tool to help reduce the population and changing our Bonus Permit program to concentrate on antlerless deer only is the next logical step," said DEC Assistant Commissioner for Natural Resources, Kathleen Moser.


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