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 permits will be processed and sent within two business days. All applicants must include their name, mailing address, and phone number to receive Bonus permits by mail.
· 1C (Suffolk County): NYS DEC Bureau of Wildlife, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790; Attention: 1C Bonus, or, send electronic images to (put 1C Bonus in subject line).
· 3S (Westchester County)
· 4J (eastern Albany County): NYS DEC Region 4 Office, 1130 North Wescott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014; Attention: 4J Bonus, or send electronic images to email@example.com (put 4J Bonus in subject line).
In Person Application
Hunters wishing to receive a Bonus DMP in person may bring an original or copy of their completed WMU carcass tag to the appropriate DEC Regional office beginning Oct. 1 (weekdays only). The list of DEC regional offices with corresponding dates and hours that applications will be accepted in person can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/10001.html.
For more information about the Bonus DMP program, visit DEC's website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/10001.html. Hunters should consult the 2013-14 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide, available online at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28182.html for further information on general hunting and trapping regulations.