Unit L Antlerless-only Deer Permits

Hunters in New Hampshire may purchase special permits to take an additional anterless deer in Wildlife Management Unit L. (Click here for WMU L boundaries.)

500 Special Antlerless Deer Permits will be issued for WMU L in 2015

Special Unit L permits come with 1 deer tag and cost $13, plus a transaction fee.

Sales of Unit L Permits will start July 1, 2015*

When they become available on July 1, Unit L permits may be purchased:

          • Online;
          • In person at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord; or
          • By using a mail-in application.
*A print-and-mail application will be available on this page on June 29, 2015.

Why are Special Unit L Antlerless Only deer permits offered?
Special Unit L antlerless-only permits are being issued by Fish and Game in an effort to stabilize the size of the deer herd in southeastern New Hampshire and minimize deer-human conflicts such as vehicle collisions and destructive browsing of ornamental plants. High deer densities and development make potential deer-human conflicts of greater concern in this region.

Unit L Application Guidelines:

  • Up to 500 hunters may able to purchase Special Antlerless Deer Permits for WMU L.
  • Hunters may purchase one Unit M and one Unit L permit.
  • Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, when received, while supplies last. The cost is $13, plus a transaction fee.
  • Unit L permits may be purchased online, at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, by using a mail-in application, or by calling 603-271-3422 to request a mail-in application.
  • You must have a current New Hampshire hunting or archery license to apply.
  • You may apply only once each year. Incomplete, illegible and duplicate applications will not be considered.
  • The permit is for taking antlerless deer only.
  • Deer may be taken in Unit L by any legal method during the muzzleloader, firearms or archery season, as follows:
    • an archery license is required to take a deer with a bow and arrow during the archery season;
    • a muzzleloader license and a regular firearms hunting license are required to take a deer with a muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season; and
    • a regular firearms hunting license is required to take a deer with a firearm during the regular firearms season.
  • You may not take more than one deer at a time. If you are using a Special Unit L Permit, the first deer taken must be registered before you try to take another deer.
  • Youth hunters (under age 16) may buy the special permits (click here for more details on youth hunting).
  • Permit is valid ONLY in Wildlife Management Unit L. Boundaries are described below.

Boundaries of Wildlife Management Unit L* are as follows:
Unit L: From the junction of I-93 & I-393 in Concord, east on I-393 to Rte. 4, east on Rte. 4 to Rte. 202 in Northwood, north on Rte. 202 to NH/ME state line, south along the NH/ME state line to Little Bay, south along the Rockingham/Strafford County line in Little & Great Bay to the Squamscott River, south along the Squamscott River to Rte. 101, west along Rte. 101 to I-93 in Manchester, south on I-93 to I-293, north on I-293 to I-93 to I-393 in Concord.

*as listed in the N.H. Hunting and Trapping Digest

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