Hunters can purchase DMAP permits beginning July 2

As hunters prepare for the upcoming antlerless deer license
application period, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director
Carl G. Roe today announced that Deer Management Assistance Program
(DMAP) antlerless deer permits will be available through the
Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS) on July

“DMAP is a Game
Commission program designed to help landowners manage deer numbers
on their properties,” Roe said.  “Qualified landowners
participating in DMAP receive a limited number of coupons, which
will be determined by acreage and limited by the number of DMAP
permits issued for each Wildlife Management Unit during the 2009-10

Eligible landowners
include those owning: public lands; private lands where no fee is
charged for hunting; and hunting clubs established prior to Jan. 1,
2000, that are owned in fee title and have provided a club charter
and list of current members to the agency.  

“Hunters may obtain up
to two DMAP antlerless deer permits per property, and DMAP permits
do not impact a hunter’s eligibility to apply for and receive
antlerless deer licenses issued for Wildlife Management Units
(WMUs),” Roe said. 

DMAP permit fees are
$10.70 for resident hunters; and $35.70 for nonresident hunters. 
The permit can be used to harvest one antlerless deer on the
specific DMAP area.  Maps for the properties are to be provided to
hunters by the landowners. Landowners may not charge or accept any
contribution from a hunter for a DMAP permits or

Hunters may not use
DMAP permits to harvest an antlered deer.  Hunters may use DMAP
permits to harvest an antlerless deer anytime antlerless deer are
legal, including during the entire statewide two-week firearms deer
season (Nov. 29-Dec. 11).  DMAP permits also may be used in WMUs
2C, 2D, 2E, 2G, 3C, 4B, 4D and 4E during the two-week firearms deer
season (Nov. 29-Dec. 11), however, WMU-specific antlerless deer
licenses may be used only during the last seven days of the season,
Dec. 4-11.

All DMAP permits will
be available through PALS. For DMAP unit numbers, the Game
Commission has posted a listing of all public landowners and those
private landowners who did not request DMAP coupons. 

Those private
landowners who requested DMAP coupons to present to hunters to
redeem for DMAP permits will not appear on the website. However,
these landowners generally have a limited number of coupons
available and already have identified a sufficient number of
hunters to receive their allotted

The website provides
an alphabetical listing of DMAP properties for each county in which
DMAP properties are located. Each listing will provide the
following information: DMAP property number; contact information,
including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (when
available); total number of acres for the property; and total
number of coupons issued for the

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