Hunting Sales and DMP's

2016-2017 Deer Management Permit Information

     2016-2017 hunting and trapping licenses, and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) will be available for purchase beginning Monday, August 1.  Sporting licenses and permits may be purchased at one of DEC's 1,300 license-issuing agents throughout the state (see for agent locations). Licenses may also be purchased online at or by calling the DEC Call Center at 866-933-2257. Call Center hours from August 1 through October 1 are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Regular call center weekday hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) will resume on October 2.
     The New 2016-17 Hunting & Trapping Regulations guide is available online now at Hard copies of the guides will also be available at all license issuing locations in early August.
       DMPs will be available at all license issuing agent locations and can also be obtained by phone to the DEC or online with the DEC through close of business October 1, 2016. DMPs are issued through a random selection process and customers will be provided with the result of their DMP selections immediately. The chances of obtaining a DMP remain the same throughout the application period - hunters do not need to rush to apply for a DMP on the first day of sale. For planning purposes, please review the 2016 chances of selection. Charts of the chances of selection for DMPs in each WMU are available on DEC's website at, at license issuing agent locations, or through the DMP Hotline at 1-866-472-4332.
     For additional information on 2016-17 hunting and trapping licenses and DMPs, please visit the DEC website at

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