New Hampshire: Unit M antlerless deer permits now available

CONCORD, N.H. – Hunters who want the chance to
take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in
southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting seasons can now
buy a special permit from the New Hampshire Fish and Game
Department.

This year, a total of up to 4,000 hunters will be allowed to
purchase Special Antlerless Deer Permits for Unit M. Like last
year, at the time of purchase, hunters may opt for a permit with 1
deer tag ($13) or two deer tags ($26).

Interested hunters can purchase permits:

* Online at http://www.nhfishandgame.com;

* Over the counter at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord;

* Print a mail-in application from the Fish and Game website at
http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Unit_M_permits.htm; or

* Call 603-271-3422 to request a permit application by mail.

Unit M permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis
and cost $13 for a permit with one tag; or $26 for a permit with 2
tags. Applicants also must hold a current New Hampshire hunting or
archery license.

Muzzleloader and firearms hunters may use the special permit on
any day during those seasons for which they are legally licensed,
and archers may use the permit from October 1 through December 15.
Special Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits are not valid for use by
archers during September, because of a statewide requirement that
only antlered deer may be taken by bow and arrow in September.
Youth hunters are eligible to buy Unit M permits.

Special Unit M permits have been issued in New Hampshire since
1997. They reflect a long-term objective, outlined in the state’s
Big Game Management Plan, to reduce deer numbers in southeastern
New Hampshire in order to sustain regional herd health and to
minimize deer-human conflicts, such as vehicle collisions and
destructive browsing of agricultural and ornamental plants. High
human densities and associated levels of development in
southeastern New Hampshire result in greater potential for
deer-human conflicts and complicate deer population control
efforts.

Specific boundaries for Unit M, and more information on the
special permits, can be found at
http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Unit_M_permits.htm.

For more information on hunting deer in New Hampshire, visit
http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_deer.htm.

 

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