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July 3, 2006

Unit M Special Deer Permits Now Available

CONCORD, N.H. -- Hunters who want the chance to take one additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting season can buy a special permit online from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department starting July 3, 2006.

Interested hunters can:

Fish and Game will issue a total of 5,500 permits this year, an increase from 2005, when 3,250 Unit M permits were issued. The increase reflects a long-term objective to reduce deer numbers in this urbanized area of the state.

Unit M permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and cost $13. Applicants must hold a current New Hampshire hunting or archery license. Hunters may not buy more than one Unit M permit each year. Hunters may use this permit on any day during those seasons for which they are legally licensed -- including the archery, muzzleloader and regular firearms seasons -- to take one additional antlerless deer in Unit M. Youth hunters are eligible to buy a Unit M permit.

The special Unit M permits have been issued by Fish and Game since 1997 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. Unit M has the highest deer density in New Hampshire.

For specific boundaries for Unit M, and more information on the special permits, click here, or check the N.H. Hunting Digest.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.

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