Kent Gustafson, Wildlife: 603-271-2461
Sue Perry, Licensing: 603-271-2743
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
July 2, 2008
Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits Now Available
CONCORD, N.H. -- Hunters who want the chance to take an additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting seasons can buy a special permit from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department starting July 1. Interested hunters can visit www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Special_Unit_M_permits.htm to purchase a permit online; buy a permit from Fish and Game headquarters in Concord; print a mail-in application from the Fish and Game website; or call 603-271-3422 to request an application by mail.
Fish and Game will issue a total of 6,000 permits this year -- 500 more than in 2007. These permits reflect a long-term objective, outlined in the state's Big Game Management Plan, to reduce deer numbers 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 southeastern New Hampshire. Special Unit M permits have been issued in N.H. since 1997.
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 and may buy only 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.
Specific boundaries for Unit M, and more information on the special permits, can be found at www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Special_Unit_M_permits.htm.
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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