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Dan Bergeron, Wildlife: 603-271-2461
Sue Perry, Licensing: 603-271-2743
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
July 1, 2014

Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits Now Available; Unit L Permits Sold Out

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. Hunt New Hampshire post card

Again this year, a total of up to 4,000 hunters will be allowed to purchase Special Antlerless Deer Permits for Unit M. NEW this year, all Unit M permits will come with 2 deer tags at a cost of $26. These permits will no longer be sold with a 1-tag option. This change was made in an attempt to increase harvest rates in WMU M without increasing hunter density in the area.

Another first for this year was that 500 Special Antlerless Deer Permits for Unit L were sold beginning July 1. These permits came with 1 deer tag at a cost of $13. With only a limited number available, these permits sold out quickly and are no longer available.

Interested hunters can purchase Unit M permits:

* Online at nhfishandgame.com
* Over the counter at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord;
* By mail – for a printable application, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/Unit_M_permits.htm; or
* By calling 603-271-3422 to request a permit application by mail.

Archery, muzzleloader and firearms hunters may use these special permits on any day during those seasons for which they are legally licensed. Youth hunters are eligible to purchase the permits. Applicants also must hold a current New Hampshire hunting or archery license.

Special Unit M permits have been issued in New Hampshire since 1997. This will be the first year Special Unit L permits have been made available. These permits 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 program can be found at huntnh.com/Hunting/Unit_M_permits.htm.

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

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