Unit L Antlerless-only Deer Permits

Beginning in 2014, hunters in New Hampshire have the opportunity to purchase special permits to take additional anterless deer in Wildlife Management Unit L. (Click here for WMU L boundaries.)

500 Special Antlerless Deer Permits were issued for WMU L in 2014

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

Unit L Permits are SOLD OUT for 2014

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:

  • In 2014, up to 500 hunters were able to purchase Special Antlerless Deer Permits for WMU L.
  • You 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 M 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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